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UNIFORM announce new album 'American Standard' + share lead single

The band's "most thematically accomplished and musically self assured album to date."

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Photograph By Joshua Zucker-Pluda & Sean Stout

On August 23rd, UNIFORM will release their new album, AMERICAN STANDARD, via Sacred Bones Records — a cathartic effort that culminates a celebrated discography with a raw and uncompromising listen. Lyrically centered on vocalist Michael Berdan's bulimia nervosa, AMERICAN STANDARD is a personal experience that is strongly felt and expressed throughout its crushing soundtrack led by dual drummers Michael Sharp and Michael Blume among piercing Berdan screams.

Frontman Michael Berdan comments:

"Although our new record is best experienced as one cohesive piece, it isn’t exactly ‘Dopesmoker’. The songs on American Standard feed into an overarching narrative with the goal of retaining their own individual identities.

Existing in the netherworld between Public Image Ltd. and Butthole Surfers, ‘This Is Not A Prayer’ best exemplifies the bludgeoning percussive interplay between dual drummers Michael Sharp and Michael Blume. Similar to bands like Swans or even Meshuggah, the guitar, bass, and vocals on this track act in complete service to what’s happening on the kits. The song is as purely rhythmic as we’ve ever dared to attempt, and we hope that these beats will take you where you need to go. Drums should serve as lead instruments in extreme music more often, but I digress…

Thematically, ‘This Is Not A Prayer’ touches on the internal paradox that I’ve experienced while in the throes of an eating disorder. It’s about how the best I’ve ever felt about my physical appearance came when the people I love have told me that I look sick. Rather than taking their concerns to heart, I internalized these sentiments as proof that I was on the right track. I was not."

Stream This Is Not A Prayer below and pre-order the album via Sacred Bones.

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"AMERICAN STANDARD" (2024) Cover Artwork

Uniform Live Dates:

Aug 30: New York City, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Record Release Show) !

Sep 03: Landers, CA - Giant Rock

Sep 04: Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon #

Sep 05: San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside #

Sep 06: Eugene, OR - John Henry’s #

Sep 07: Seattle, WA - Black Lodge #

Sep 08: Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #

Sep 09: Vancouver, BC - The Pearl #

Sep 10: Tacoma, WA - Elks Temple #


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