New Orleans’ Community Records has done a bang-up job documenting the city’s growing scene. While New Orleans is better known for its metal scene, with bands like EyeHateGod helping define southern sludge metal, Community set its sights on things a little softer but no less exciting. Keeping is project of Community’s Greg Rodrigue, and on March 10 the band will release its debut album Ruin Value. The A.V. Club is streaming all of Ruin Value below, which is a mighty warm introduction from the trio. Keeping’s sound is firmly rooted in punk, but it’s got a dream-pop edge that allows the songs to expand outward without dulling its edges. Stream the whole thing below, and check out the band’s upcoming local shows as well.
Pre-orders for Ruin Value are available now.
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