The Unending Thread
Welcome to Sad Disco, where The Unending Thread takes the most painful thoughts you ever had, and channels them into your feet with an irresistibly body-grooving sound that leaves you two-stepping all over your own feelings. Brilliantly fusing elements of everything I love about post-hardcore and disco (I know, right?), the resulting sound is an emotionally-charged jam that includes the incendiary styles of Julian Tallman on drums. I need to mention his ingenious secondary-hat cymbal setup that includes the placement of a broken ride cymbal underneath a solid one, allowing for an interesting and biting sonic addition to his kit. Let’s not forget the group’s hyper-talented vocals and string section, consisting of Kim Reyes on bass and CSUN media composer Cesar Alas on guitar. The post edge shows clearly in the two’s vocal style. The melodies they sing hold sentiment to pop punk, while holding its own in the disco realm. This band is clearly making great strides towards their own unique sound. Their self-titled E.P. is split in two, with the beginning tracks showing how they have polished and honed in their disco beat, and the second half being so hardcore that you would even question, is this band still that sad, or did they just learn how to dance off their aggression? We will just have to stay tuned and find out. Give them a listen on Spotify, give them a follow on everything, and come out on Oct. 4th for their performance at the Silverlake venue, The Satellite, as they support fellow LA heads, Decorator, and their October residency. AJ, out.