STATUS/NON-STATUS – ” 1, 2, 3, 4, 500 Years “

Posted: June 8, 2021 in MUSIC

As of this year, the band formerly known as Whoop-Sza are now releasing music as Status/Non-Status, a reference to bandleader Adam Sturgeon’s identity as a non-status Indigenous person. Their 2019 album Warrior Down was a gnarled, melodic affair that grappled with the modern realities of colonialism, and it was listed for the polaris Music prize the following year. Now with a new EP “1, 2, 3, 4, 500 Years“, this is their first project as Status/Non-Status, they sound just as mercurial as before. One minute they’re playing a gentle acoustic song with pretty, multi-tracked vocals “Find a Home” and the next, they’re breaking into a frightful, heady jam that bares its sharp teeth “Genocidio”.

With illuminating, passionate storytelling and a sonic curiosity that blurs the line between grunge, psych, folk and noise, Sturgeon impresses yet again.

From the extended play recording – 1, 2, 3, 4, 500 Years Recorded in Jalisco province, Guadalajara MX Out May 28th You’ve Changed Records/Grizzlar

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