Channeling the feeling of youth on the fringe, Chastity focuses on the earnest connections found amongst the pent up suburban blue-collar. Living in Whitby Ontario, Brandon Williams writes in a space of urgency, melody and chaos - an artifact of youth culture that bridges isolation and collectivity. Chastity is a protean temperament in punk, in recent history sharing the stage with White Lung and Fucked Up, the project carries in the ethic of solidarity, antagonistic to the status quo.
Chains is a brief but loaded EP that takes the bull by the horns. Each track is crafted with the very mindfulness Williams finds so essential. It’s a level of creative intent that has defined Chastity since the project’s inception, but is perhaps most palpable to date on Chains - a progression in intensity resulting more from a rapidly changing world than the artist themself. Williams explains, “when I’m drawn to write I’m either sad or I am pissed. The world has changed since the last release, and both the sad and pissed feelings have since increased.”
released October 13, 2017
Written by Brandon Williams, Nolan Matthews and Keegan Powell
Recorded and Mixed at Sugar Shack with Simon Larochette
I appreciate this much better than "Dance on the Blacktop," and I really liked that record. Nothing have perfected their 90s infused sound with classic 21st century songwriting. So many great songs here that make "The Great Dismal" their strongest release to date. Awesome. Weird cover though... bcb723