If David Berman is to be believed (and he totally is), punk rock died when the first kid said, “Punk’s not dead.” It doesn’t seem that anyone in Sweden has ever uttered that phrase, because Holograms’ debut kicks out the jams like 1978 has yet to happen. Holograms takes angular 70′s art-punk guitar work, adds in the occasional synth, and runs through tracks like a runaway train. While this aggression seems liable to run off the rails at any given moment, the quartet manage to keep everything perfectly tight and together.
Holograms’ label Captured Tracks, which is also home to DIIV, has been kind enough to post the entirety of the LP, which is out now. Like RIGHT now. Listen below.