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Albums Of The Week: Endless Boogie | Admonitions

The Brooklyn rockers live up to their name once again on their hypnotic fifth album.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Endless Boogie’s fifth proper studio album contains and is called Admonitions.

The double LP has seven tracks of unrefined wisdom, mostly put to tape in improvised fashion with little to no warning. It was recorded over two years and two sessions — one at the pastoral tranquility of the Stockholm inland archipelago in 2018 (at the studio founded by Jacob Sjöholm), and another in the dank, cramped basement of a Fort Greene, Brooklyn studio in February 2020. The album clocks in with a run time of 83 minutes, and starts with The Offender, perhaps the best 22-minute opener in the history of 22-minute openers.

You’ve got guitarists Jesper Eklow on crude direction and Matt Sweeney on stealth glamour. The obscurantist clarity of singer-guitarist Paul Major is, as always, as ever, on full display. The fierce reality of bassist Mike Bones is crucial. And the stoic solidity of drummer The Harry Druzd lays beneath it all. Old pal Kurt Vile hovers over Counterfeiter.

Admonitions is full grease, delivered with ease. It is the band’s humble wish that you immerse yourself and enjoy this offering. Come 2022 there will be much concertry. No smoke machines, no capes. Godspeed.”