EXCLUSIVE: Get your headbang on with this full-album stream of Abrams’ noisy, sludgy ‘Lust. Love. Loss.’

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Denver-based power trio Abrams have only been active for a shade over a year, but one listen to their debut full-length, Lust. Love. Loss., and you’d never guess it. The songs on this album are expertly constructed examples of how to play chaotic music without collapsing in on itself. There are hints of AmRep-era noise-rock a la Unsane, as well as sludgy riffs you might have heard cranking out of Josh Homme’s amp back in his Kyuss days—and there’s even a strange sense of kinetic propulsion mastered by fellow Denver residents Planes Mistaken For Stars. (Hell, the album title appears to be a wink toward Unbroken’s Life. Love. Regret., one of the best hardcore records of all time.) What we’re trying to say is while Abrams are new to the game, they’re no musical rookies—and Lust. Love. Loss. is worth your attention. Bassist/vocalist Taylor Iversen explains the motivation behind the album:

“On ‘Lust. Love. Loss.,’ our main musical influences are At The Drive-In, Cave In, These Arms Are Snakes, the Jesus Lizard, Fugazi, Unsane… really anything loud and aggressive.  Non-musical influences: just living life day to day and the toll that takes on everyone. Most of our songs deal with darker aspects of everyday life, such as disappointment in oneself and others, as well as personal loss whether familial or romantic. A lot of it has to do with the mundane way people live their lives, selling their good hours to a job that allows them to live on the margins of enjoyment.”

Lust. Love. Loss. comes out June 16 and can be pre-ordered here.

Catch Abrams on tour this summer:

Jun 18 – Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
Jun 19 – Santa Fe, NM @ The Dave Cave
Jun 20 – Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
Jun 21 – Tulsa, OK @ Barkingham Palace
Jun 22 – Shreveport, LA @ Tiki Bar
Jun 23 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
Jun 24 – Nashville, TN @ Turn One
Jun 25 – Lexington, KY @ Best Friends
Jun 26 – Atlanta, GA @ The Basement
Jun 27 – Wilmington, NC @ Reggie’s
Jun 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Jun 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Jul 1 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
Jul 2 – Albany, NY @ The Treehouse
Jul 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
Jul 4 – Rochester, NY @ Flour City Station
Jul 6 – Chicago, IL @ Grandbar
Jul 7 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Cocoon
Jul 8 – Madison, WI @ The Vault
Jul 9 – St Paul, MN @ Big V’s
Jul 10 – Kansas City, MO @ miniBar
Jul 11 – Hays, KS @ Golden Q