NorCal's State Faults have spent a solid four years crafting their forthcoming, third album, Clairvoyant — and from the sound of its first single "Moon Sign Gemini," it appears the time was well spent.
State Faults flaunt their distinctly post-hardcore approach (which owes a debt to predecessors like Converge, Touche Amore, Pg.99 and others) on the unhinged lead single, which features punky guitar downstrokes and discordance over spazzy drum fills to create a mix of order/chaos and screamy terror akin to classics like Jane Doe and ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse.
"'Moon Sign Gemini' deals with the exploration of the self, the unlocking of past traumas and dealing with intrusive anxious thoughts," says vocalist-guitarist Jonny Calvert-Andrew. "Trying to unravel who you are now and what made you how you are, and then contextualizing that within the uncertainty of the future. Instrumentally I think it's sort of an attempt at something dizzying and chaotic yet to the point, and it's almost as bare boned as a State Faults song gets which is something I really love. Also Gemini is my moon sign, hence the title."