January 03. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup

Congratulations to LA’s Sprain, newly signed to The Flenser, with their debut LP due out in 2020. Formed by Alex Kent & April Gerloff in 2018, they were joined by Alex Simmons and Max Pretzer, and subsequent touring has turned the now-quartet into something formidable.

Sprain’s calling card is a self-titled EP of demos from 2018 that caught our attention with “True Norwegian Black Metal”, came into focus with “Anything”, then burst into Technicolor on “Deliver Us”. Channeling an Acetone vibe, it’s a grower that far outstrips its humble origins, and has us salivating for a full-length.

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