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KEN Mode Go Deeper and Darker with “He Was a Good Man, He Was a Taxpayer”

KEN Mode Go Deeper and Darker with “He Was a Good Man, He Was a Taxpayer”


Noise rock outfit KEN Mode’s new album VOID is popping out this September and to mark that coming event, they’ve launched a doozy of a second single. The place as “The Shrike” was loud and in your face, as we speak’s launch “He Was a Good Man, He Was a Taxpayer” takes a unique method altogether.

That includes gradual, darkish riffs and a methodical tempo for six straight minutes, “He Was a Good Man, He Was a Taxpayer” eschews their regular hardcore and noise rock sound for one thing extra akin to gothic rock and noise. Frontman Jesse Matthewson mentioned the observe was a method for the band to experiment with their sound and push boundaries.

“Maybe a little bit extra post-punk than persons are used to listening to us, however we had enjoyable enjoying with synth and pushing the boundaries of the emotionality of this observe. Is that this noise goth? I don’t know. Does that sound silly? Did I simply invent a brand new style? There are equal elements Bauhaus and Unsane on this, so possibly?”

When it was initially introduced, VOID was described as a sequel to their 2022 album NULL. Matthewson mentioned each had been written and produced throughout the pandemic, which could clarify their sound.

“This album is the companion piece to 2022’s NULL album. Each had been written and produced on the identical time, all through the pandemic, and recorded by Andrew Schneider within the fall of 2021. The 2-album arc was written with the intention of being two separate works that may very well be coupled collectively to make one full album.”

Positively take a look at the observe down under. VOID will launch on September 22, however you’ll be able to preorder your copy as we speak.

Sep 24 – Porto, PT @ Amplifest [Tickets]
Sep 26 – Rouen, FR @ Le 106 w/Fange [Tickets]
Sep 27 – Lille, FR @ L’Aéronef w/Fange [Tickets]
Sep 28 – Paris, FR @ Level Ephémère w/Fange [Tickets]
Sep 29 – Angoulême, FR @ La Nef w/Fange [Tickets]
Sep 30 – Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ La Coopérative de Mai w/Fange [Tickets]
Oct 1 – Yverdon-Les-Bains, CH @ L’Amalgame [Tickets]
Oct 2 – Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez w/Fange [Tickets]
Oct 3 – Dresden, DE @ Ostpol w/Fange [Tickets]
Oct 4 – Wroclaw, PL @ Klub Łącznik w/Fange [Tickets]
Oct 5 – Berlin, DE @ City Spree w/Fange [Tickets]
Oct 7 – Aalborg, DK @ 1000 Fryd w/Fange [Tickets]
Oct 8 – Aarhus, DK @ HeadQuarters w/Fange [Tickets]
Oct 10 – Liege, BE @ La Zone w/Fange [Tickets]
Oct 11 – Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat w/Fange [Tickets]
Oct 12 – Bruxelles, BE @ Le Botanique w/Fange [Tickets]
Oct 13 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Destroy [Tickets]
Oct 14 – London, UK @ Islington Meeting Corridor w/Lingua Ignota [Tickets]
Oct 31 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre w/Baroness [Tickets]
Nov 3 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile w/Baroness [Tickets
Nov 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre w/Baroness [Tickets]
Nov 6 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Corridor w/Baroness [Tickets]
Nov 7 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre w/Baroness [Tickets]
Dec 1 – Denver, CO @ Decibel Steel & Beer Pageant [Tickets]

KEN Mode, VOID tracklist

1) The Shrike
2) Painless
3) These Wires
4) We’re Small Sufficient
5) I Can’t
6) A Reluctance of Being
7) He Was a Good Man, He Was a Taxpayer
8) Not At present, Previous Pal

KEN Mode’s New Album VOID Releasing this August, First Single “The Shrike” Now Streaming



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