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LISTEN: Double Dagger - Heretic's Hymn
Laurie Tuffrey , April 10th, 2013 12:03

Get hold of this seven-minute swansong from the much-missed Baltimore punks' final LP 333, set for release below

Photograph courtesy of Bruce Willen

On Record Store Day (April 20), Thrill Jockey will be releasing the final album by visceral (and sadly no longer active) Baltimore punks Double Dagger, 333. We've got an exclusive download of album cut 'Heretic's Hymn' - listen and get hold of it below:

The track takes the band's characteristically feral, froth-mouthed punk and thrashes through to the two-and-a-half-minute mark, before seguing into an extended closing volley of lo-fi post rock. Over ringing, metallic guitar and a cyclical buzz, underpinned by a tumult of cymbals and drum-thumps, Nolen Strals offers some closing salvos, urging us "don't forget, you're only free making art outside", pulling together a brilliantly seismic swansong.

Coming as part of Thrill Jockey's limited edition vinyl release of the album will be a DVD of If We Shout Loud Enough, a Gabriel DeLoach-directed documentary about the band's final two years - have a look at the trailer below, and head to Thrill Jockey's site for more:

If We Shout Loud Enough - Trailer (Double Dagger documentary) from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.