Scream from New York, NY, the first album by Been Stellar, is a remarkably brutal debut bruised and volatile, it captures an image of ‘20s New York that’s unrelenting and harsh, where tenderness is a finite resource burned up by the machinery of the city and human connection is a luxury product. Leaving behind the driving shoegaze of their early recordings, the NYC-based five-piece tap into the disaffected sound and spirit of New York luminaries like Sonic Youth and Interpol, as well as the nihilistic, yearning cool of Iceage and Bends-era Radiohead, striking
upon a sound that’s fearsome, buffeting and beautiful at the same time – a tidal wave as viewed from underneath.

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