(Memphis, USA /// In The Red/ Castle Face/ Goner Records)
In addition to a 7″ single due out later this month, Memphis punks Ex-Cult will release a new nine-song full-length this September. Negative Growth was recorded by frontman Chris Shaw’sGØGGS bandmate Ty Segall in Los Angeles and is preceded by the single “Attention Ritual,” a sludgy and distorted lo-fi beauty. Stream it below, followed by a statement about the album from Shaw.
In the year of the snitch, there are forces beyond your control that keep you up at night. Ghost notions that swirl around your room while you sleep. Your own pillow laughing right in your face while you fight for an hour of rest. There are voices that whisper from the corner, telling you everything you never wanted to hear. ‘Negative Growth’, our third album, is dedicated to fear and deception.
This collection of songs were conceived in Memphis and finalized in Los Angeles, with the help of our family doctor Ty Segall. It was created in February 2016, when we traded Memphis misery for a week of California sunshine. ‘Negative Growth’ is a nine-track nightmare, a death trip in the crystal ship. Out later this year, the institution known as In The Red Records will do the honors. The Hollywood Heat Seeker takes ten years off your life.