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Exclusive Album Stream: Constant Lovers' 'Experience Feelings'

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Volume, riff, repeat.

Volume, riff, repeat.

If Constant Lovers had a mantra—they don't seem like the mantra-having kind—that would be it. 

Volume, riff, repeat. 

The Seattle quartet have mastered the power of repetition and very loud noises. Experience Feelings, their second studio album, achieves a heavy-rocking Zen state that any deep-thinking hesher will tell you is the metaphysical end-goal of headbanging. There's something inherently funny in repetition; say the same dumb joke over and over and it assumes a surreal hilarity. 

So not only is Experience Feelings spiky and abrasive, it's also belligerently charming. Credit vocalist Joel Cuplin and guitarist Eric Fisher: The former's unhinged yelp is a class clown's manic demand for attention; the latter's brilliant, obtuse solos shatter the rhythm section's martial lines and blow songs apart (see album crux "Cry Me a River" and "14 Missed Calls") like so much beautiful wreckage. Until, of course, that mantra pulls them back together again. 

Volume, riff, repeat. 

Stream the album below. NSFW unless you have a really cool job.

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