Relic​/​Mourning Dawn

by Population

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    Black vinyl with glossy glue pocket packaging and insert inside reliquary envelope. First pressing of 500 copies. Includes download code.

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Chicago's Population channel a citywide darkness with this pair of atmospheric post-punk tracks. "Relic" cruises at a menacing pace as vocalist Keelan McMorrow laments a lost love. On "Mourning Dawn," the band locks in a steady groove as keyboards inject French coldwave lushness into Manchester-inspired minimalism. In perfect accompaniment, the record comes packaged in a hand-assembled/-stamped/-embossed reliquary envelope designed by McMorrow.


released July 8, 2014

Benny Hernandez - bass
Gabriel Perez - guitar
Jim Lacy - synth
Julian Cabrera - drums
Keelan McMorrow - vocals

Artwork and photography by Keelan McMorrow.



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