Hands up those of you who remember Forstella Ford? If you’re presently sitting wherever you’re sitting with a hand stupidly pointing skyward, we should hang out sometime and furtively discuss all the musical selections we made and enjoyed in the ‘90s and ‘00s that would embarrass us in front of our metal friends. Mark and Nick Sheppard spearheaded Forstella Ford’s collision of angular hardcore, indie rock, post-punk and basement screamo for four albums and a number of EPs until calling it a day in 2005. The Sheppard brothers have resurfaced again, with the help of guitarist Eric Madl, in the form of Dead is Dead. Up until now, no one had ever accused drummer Mark and bassist Nick of sticking to a linear script whilst writing a song, but while you can always hear melody and ferocity battling it out in a Sheppard-penned composition, Dead is Dead comes from a more post-rock/metal background in which the direction is more straight forward with loud-quiet dynamics responsible for a rollercoaster ride and more tunnel vision than their previous band will ever be remembered for.
Today, we offer you the opportunity to explore all of this with a stream of Dead is Dead’s forthcoming album, Constraints of Time. The record will be seeing the light of day via Triple Eye Records and the first 100 vinyl copies will be printed on beer coloured vinyl, in case their hailing from Milwaukee wasn’t already something you were aware of.
Pre-order Constraints of Time here: tripleeye.bandcamp.com/album/constraints-of-time