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Vancouver-based post-punk band SPECTRES are set to release a new album titled Nostalgia via Artoffact Records on March 13th. Today we are excited to stream the album in its entirety ahead of tomorrow’s release. The album was produced by ACTORS frontman, Jason Corbett at Jacknife Sound.

It’s a great album that sounds like it was written many years ago, at the peak of the post-punk, new wave scene. Concerning the band, guitarist Zach Batalden states, “This band has never been about trying to be in the right place at the right time. We basically started out of a pure interest in music and a desire to explore something creatively that basically none of our contemporaries were doing in the DIY punk scene at the time. We played for years on mismatched bills alongside crust, metal, and hardcore punk bands, booking our own shows, brokering our own deals with small scale labels, paying for everything out of our own pockets and working our way from sticking out like a sore thumb, to 15 years later being a respected band that in many ways helped jump-start the interest in post-punk music throughout the DIY music community and beyond. Throughout that time we’ve just tried to stay true to what we always set out to do in the first place: make music that is interesting to us, explore our own musical obsessions and connect with other like-minded people through live music.” 

Listen to Nostalgia here:

Pre-order the album here: https://spectresvancouver.bandcamp.com/album/nostalgia

Catch the band live here: 

Mar 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Eagle
Mar 13 – Chico, CA @ Naked Lounge
Mar 14 – Portland, OR @ Lovecraft

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