Thursday, June 24, 2021

Sapling - "Antisemantic"

My love of Sapling is very well documented here, so getting new music from them is fairly thrilling. They're set to release a new album in August, and they've shared a new track. "Antisemantic" is still in the demo phase, but it's still a great song. It's not quite the unbridled punk of their 2020 release No Sequoia, at least not at the beginning. Instead it's a funky, almost dance friendly jam with a nearly spoken word/freestyle rant throughout. Sapling nail my favorite kind of punk, which is more mocking than physically intimidating, and "Antisemantic" is a fabulous example of that. And then the noise kicks in and you're left with the smoldering remnants of what you were listening to before. It's epically wonderful.

You can listen to "Antisemantic" below. The Apocalypse Musical (no word on if the songs are going to be part of an interconnected storyline, but let's hope for a Sapling jukebox musical sometime in the future!) is due out on August 1. You can pre-order a copy through Bandcamp. For more on Sapling, check out the band on Facebook and their brand new website!

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