Tight, Twitchy, and Economical
Meet Ought, Montreal’s answer to Parquet Courts
Listen to single Men for Miles here. Propulsive, driving, off-center, but somehow balanced and unhurried. Ought is known as Canada’s answer to Parquet Courts for a very good reason. Their intensity is absolutely irresistible.
“Sun Coming Down is a feverish and immersive record, its intricate guitar-tangles and acerbic bleats calling back to an earlier era of post-punk.” - Stereogum
Ought’s sound is driven by guitar, and fuzzed out keys that sometimes sounds more like a guitar. The rhythm section is understated and unfussy, and pummels throughout the record.
“Sun Coming Down came from...
a burst of energy after an utterly wild and wonderful 2014. written, recorded, and actualized amidst joy and turbulence.” - Ought
Ought - Sun Coming Down Tracks and Video
Sun's Coming Down Live Video
Sun Coming Down confirms the distinctive vitality and purposive naturalism of this band; Ought resists facile primitivism and overhyped dynamics in equal measure, keeping things hermetic but never airless, ascetic but never dispassionate, literate but never prolix.
The band's steady and subtle charms don't make them the cool kids or the iconoclastic freaks - just a satisfyingly unrefined and substantive rock band that eschews indulgence or aesthetic bandwagoneering to seek a humble, thoughtful corner from which to articulate a position within and contribute meaningfully to a 40-year continuum of indie, punk and DIY tradition.
- Men for Miles
- Passionate Turn
- The Combo
- Sun’s Coming Down
- Beautiful Blue Sky
- On The Line
- Never Better
The best things come in thin square packages.
The politically active, independent Montreal-based label releases Ought, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and many other rebellious / awesome Canadian acts.
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This records is 180 grams of audiophile vinyl, pressed at one of the best plants in the world (Optimal in Germany). It will come to you in a heavyweight jacket with black poly-lined dust sleeve.
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Vinyl at home, digital on the go. We get it! Free download card included with the album.