Like their big brothers, Iceage and Lower, Communions are squarely based among the Mayhem set, where waistbands are high, haircuts sharp, and screamed vocals drenched in reverb. The young quartet has gained attention by melding the typical hardcore/goth hybrid of the likes of Iceage with surf-rock melodies and one-note guitar riffs. Today, marks the release of their first EP, Cobblestones, naturally released by Posh Isolation. The title track features the band at their catchiest, and “Children” sees a battle between some jaded vocal drawls and a very involved drum kit thrust far back in the mix.
For those who didn’t manage to get their hands on a copy of Dokument #1, the 500 or so copies of Cobblestones provide a rare chance to access a band that has so far shunned any kind of online presence.