It feels like I’ve been half of a person lately. I haven’t had a full time job since October and it’s getting to me. I’m bored and frustrated. All the time. No amount of smoking or drinking satisfies me anymore. What I really need, deep at the center of me, is work. And so I’m back. Writing about music may not be my full time job, but being tired and angry is exhausting. This makes me happy, and that’s exactly what I need.
But, before I get happy, Asbest is helping me stay angry. The Swiss trio rages in their single “They Kill,” and it gives me strength. Their voices come together in post-punk perfection that makes your blood boil. Looking at my boring days putting around my apartment, and the state of the US, it’s nice to get really angry. It’s deeply satisfying to let it out. And “They Kill” lets it fucking fly.
Everyone deserves a time to be happy. It’s part of the human experience, and probably the best part. We seek it our entire lives. But, we all need a time to rage against something or someone. Asbest is the soundtrack to that rage.