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Albums Of The Week: The Armed | Ultrapop

The enigmatic Detroit punks mix muscle & melody on their genre-mashing album.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Ultrapop is the new album by Detroit punk band The Armed, and the genre of music that said album features. It reaches the same extremities of sonic expression as the furthest depths of metal, noise, and otherwise “heavy” counterculture music subgenres, but finds its foundation firmly in pop music and pop culture. As is always The Armed’s mission, it seeks only to create the most intense experience possible, a magnification of all culture, beauty, and things.

Ultrapop features work from Mark Lanegan and Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, and is the first album co-produced by the band’s own Dan Greene in collaboration with Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe). Kurt Ballou remains at the helm as executive producer.”