That stark, black and white photo of a line of men dangling from nooses on the cover of No One Is Alone If No One Is Alive doesn’t exactly paint Czar as a cheery band. They aren’t, really – but they also don’t sound as lifeless as one might expect. they basically play noise rock, but in this case, the emphasis is on the “rock.” While the lyrics and the overall vibe are not what one would label “cheery,” they bring in enough industrial (guitarist/vocalist Jason Novak also performs in Acucrack) atmosphere and straight up classic rock swagger to keep things from getting to suicidal. Like in the track that we are premiering today, “Lurvy,” astute listeners will not only notice some Mastodon prog twisting , but also some post-rock mountaineering. Elsewhere on the record, you’ll even find some up-tempo stuff, grooves, and a Beatles cover! And lots and lots of despair. It’s good stuff. Check it out for yourself below.
***No One Is Alone If No One Is Alive Comes out November 5 on Cracknation records. Check out their website here.