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United Nations
/ Frameworks / Black Clouds / Droughts

Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 6:00 PM CDT (6:00 PM Doors)
Township, Chicago, IL

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United Nations is an experimental punk supergroup whose roots go back to at least 2005 formed by Geoff Rickly, the singer/lyricist of the band Thursday.


Frameworks are a melodic hardcore band from Gainesville, FL. Forming in early 2011, they released their debut EP Every Day Is The Same, in October 2011. They incorporate elements of post-hardcore and screamo/skramz together, promoting their own brand of melody driven hardcore.


Black Clouds seems to draw as much inspiration from visual sources as from audio sources. The apocalyptic looking cover of their album, “Everything Is Not Going to Be Okay” played a part in the final sound of those songs. They ended up writing a lot of that album in the dark. They can name the scenes in psychological thrillers that they feel would appropriately match their sound -- and all of those scenes are both shocking and horribly depressing. It’s surprising that the amicable three guys in Black Clouds--Justin Horenstein, Ross Hurt and Jimmy Rhodes--are recording what they call “a loud massive bum out.” Yet, that’s what their depressingly titled album does with great efficacy. It starts with the sort of metallic clanking that recalls unsturdy structures and failing machinery. The rest of the album varies between bone crushing riffs and eerie atmospherics. As such, the band could play with metal bands, post-rock bands or experimental ambient bands and all would seem appropriate.


All of this is unlikely.