Quicksand - Distant Populations LP (Colour Vinyl)
Label : Epitaph Records
Distant Populations, just the fourth full-length album of Quicksand's career, comes as a comparatively swift follow-up to Interiors-which itself came a full 22 years after it's predecessor, 1995's Manic Compression. Distant Populations has a punchier, more up-tempo sound than it's predecessor; it's 11 songs are concise, carved sonic jewels boasting not a single wasted note; and it's raw power, it's gripping lyricism, leaps out from the very first listening. It is a striking step up for the band.