Brooklyn post-hardcore outfit Driftoff (Junius, City of Ships, Rosetta) have announced the release of their debut EP. The upcoming four-track release will be titled Modern Fear and will be released on October 30 via Science of Silence Records (U.S.) and Golden Antenna Records (Europe). Modern Fear was recorded and mixed by Will Benoit (Caspian, Constants, Junius) at The Radar Studio in Clinton, Connecticut – New England’s first and only solar-powered recording studio. Additional recording was done by Tom Tierney (Tidal Arms, Netherlands) at Spaceman Sound in Brooklyn, NY. The EP was mastered by Carl Saff (Big Business, Sweet Cobra). Guitarist/vocalist Eric Jernigan said of the EP:
“Within the first few Driftoff practices we had skeletons for the songs on Modern Fear, and it was clear they were more frenetic and intense than what we’ve done with our other projects. Driftoff found its sound organically and we continue now on this path, tapping into the energy of the punk and hardcore records we grew up with.”
On the inspiration behind the record:
“New York is unlike anywhere else in the world. Sometimes that means there are too many shows, too many friends, and too many drinks. On the other hand we’re also witness to the seemingly limitless depravity demonstrated by the surging throngs of humanity we’re constantly surrounded by. It is a self-contained bubble of madness. For us it’s an endless well of inspiration.”
Check out a track from the release, “Straphanger”, at Noisey.
The EP’s artwork and track listing can be found below.
- Dying Light
- Ghosts of Hart Island
- Black Heat