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You may remember Code Orange Kids as the jagged art-y hardcore act that blew our mind last year with their debut LP Love Is Love // Return To Dust and, while they dabbled with dreamy post-rock build-up’s on that album, for the most part was packed full of crusty Converge-isms and angular riffs. However, on the band’s upcoming four way split with Self Defense FamilyTiger’s Jaw and the wonderfully named The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, the band have continued further down that more subdued and less immediate path.

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IV (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)‘ isn’t completely new ground for them but it’s definitely an interesting listen — what starts off as a sparse and somewhat beautiful piece slowly degrades over it’s 3 minute run-time into a feedback-drenched monstrosity. Maybe it’s representative of a shift in sound for the band or maybe it’s a one off for the band, either way, it’s another feather in the cap of an obviously talented band so I’ll be more than interested to see what they do next.

The four-way split is out today and can be picked up from Topshelf Records’ bandcamp page here.

– DL

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