If this past year has proven anything, it’s that Count Your Lucky Stars remains one of the most consistent labels in underground indie-rock and emo. While the label has indulged in these delicate sounds throughout the year, it’s also got a keen eye for bands a bit more aggressive but no less thoughtful. The label is about to release Perfect Future’s third album, Manifesto, and The A.V. Club is premiering the album, in full, below. Manifesto takes Perfect Future’s politically-charged hardcore and manipulates it in ways that expand the band’s range. The heavy moments carry more weight than ever before, and when Perfect Future gets plaintive in the quiet moments it’s with a newfound confidence, something both parts of “Only Life Is Holy” effortlessly display.
Pre-orders for Manifesto can be had via Count Your Lucky Stars.