It has been a banner year for Cursed Arrows, not only did they release their Death Rattle Blues EP on cassette, and The Madness Of Crowds — the follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed LP Telepathic High Five — but now their brand new Skin Behind The Shroud EP is available digitally for free (it’s on cassette too for merely five dollars).
The six song EP finds Cursed Arrows mining some familiar (but still very potent) ground: their buzzsaw guitar-and-drum attacks still fuse together perfectly with bittersweet hooks and harmonies. That’s not to say they’re treading water though — they find time to bust out the drum machine on “One In The Blue” and some spoken word on “Close To The Exit”.
The 23 minute EP is a perfect encapsulation of their sound for newcomers and long-time fans alike, so check out the album stream below. If you’re digging what you hear, make sure to hit their Bandcamp page to purchase the cassette, download the MP3s or check out their other fantastic releases.