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LISTEN: Yvette - Pure Pleasure
Laurie Tuffrey , February 13th, 2014 12:33

First spin of track from forthcoming debut album Process

The Quietus office has recently been having its structural integrity given a thorough testing by the ace, stark industrial noises of Brooklyn duo Yvette, releasing their debut LP, titled in true utilitarian style Process, on May 5 via Tough Love. Ahead of that, we've got a first play of 'Pure Pleasure' from the album, which bears the imprint of both the trio of influences cited by the band - Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and This Heat - and, in those dispassionate vocals and martial, stop-start barrages of drums, a pair of more recent, Antipodean post-punk groups, My Disco and New War - have a listen above.

Talking about the band's stance against over-theorising in music, Nick Sylvester, the producer, says: "The music is not anti-intellectual, but given their emphasis on the physical, I’d say it’s anti-intellectualising. You don’t need a theory to get this record. If anything, you need to be deprogrammed. A lot of these songs strike me as doing just that – trying to teach us how to get past our own bullshit [...] We didn’t exactly shit this one out. The band and I recorded live in a converted auto garage, with cranky wiring and bad isolation and no chance whatsoever this would sound like a studio record. It was a cursed space, and what I witnessed those weekends was nothing short of a seance. (If you listen closely, you can hear the fallen hum.)" (Read Sylvester's post in full on SoundCloud).

Head over to Tough Love to get hold of the record upon release.