Returning with their first release in almost 10 years, Singaporean math rock aficionados Amateur Takes Control are back to transport listeners through complex instrumental soundscapes with “Mexican Cartel Brides”, the first single off the upcoming EP, ATC EP2.
Having taken time off with a three-year hiatus, the band – fronted by founding guitarist Adel Rashid – returns rejuvenated with two new members: guitarist Field Teo and drummer Martin Kong, both of Caracal. Mixed and engineered by Kong at Snakeweed Studios and mastered by James Plotkin (Isis, Sunn O))), MONO, Pelican, Thou), “Mexican Cartel Brides” illuminates the influence of both members through old Western slide riffs and punchy percussion that intrigues with unexpected time signature shifts, while retaining Rashid’s post-rock sentiments evident on the band’s 2008 LP, You, Me and the Things Unsaid.
Slated for release on December 26, 2017, ATC EP2 band’s website is available for pre-order at the for both digital and vinyl formats.
Listen to “Mexican Cartel Brides” below.