Local Indie Rockers Cereal Banter Release New EP


Local indie rockers Cereal Banter. - COURTESY OF CEREAL BANTER
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  • Local indie rockers Cereal Banter.
After a difficult year, local indie rockers Cereal Banter have released Destruction Manual, a trippy new two-song digital release recorded during sessions for last year's Dethtrep.

"[The songs on the new EP] didn't seem to fit with the immediacy of the tracks on Dethtrep," explains the band's Joseph Joseph in a press release about the new EP. "With the last few months feeling very volatile and hostile in the world, especially in the Middle East (where my family is from), I decided it was a needed cathartic soundtrack to release this year, and hold ourselves over while we work on the next record due out in the fall."

The EP's title track is a "simple-but-doomed riff" that features soft chants and explosive bursts of noise.

"We maneuvered it into a brutal combination of gut-punches over seven minutes," says Joseph of the tune. "The second track is ambient but in a Pink Floyd way."

Both tracks were improvised live with a "real in-room, sound-pressure feel."

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