Toronto's Shallow Waves Drown Listeners in Bleakness on 'Echoes of a Collapse' EP
Ahead of the EP's release on June 17, listen to it in full here exclusively
Published Jun 16, 2021The sun may be shining bright these days, but noisy Toronto post-punks Shallow Waves are bringing back the bleakness of the dead of winter with their new EP. Before Echoes of a Collapse drops this Friday, June 17, via Green Witch Recordings, the band have shared it with Exclaim! for an exclusive premiere.
The five-track effort merges industrial percussion with ominous keyboards, fuzzed-out guitars and project mastermind Zaid Khan's reverbed vocals, leading to an unsettling, compelling combo of sounds that recall acts like Sonic Youth and A Place to Bury Strangers.
Said Khan in a statement, "when creating the concept for the EP I wanted to portray the external conflicts plaguing our society, and depict how they are a reflection for the struggles with in those of us suffering from mental illness, which is a theme that permeates throughout the record as a whole."
Echoes of a Collapse follows the project's 2019 album Parallel States of Consciousness.
Listen to Echoes of a Collapse below.