Filed under2013 Rumble Bands
Endation are a musical dichotomy: a sensory marriage of beautiful and ugly; stripped down and raw, heavy with bombastic rhythms, a fusion of complex and simple, while also melodic, serene, and emotional. Sometimes compared with artists such as Fugazi, Shiner, Shudder To Think, Jawbox, Scratch Acid, and Nirvana, Endation have a sound all their own: enigmatic yet somehow familiar.
Their 2012 release, The Absence of Everything, is in large part a sonic sledgehammer, but with moments that are hauntingly tranquil. Each song blends seamlessly into the next to create images of pain and healing, suffering and redemption. It was orchestrated to give the passionate listener a feeling of wholeness and understanding, albeit delivered with concussive abrasiveness.
Endation are Anthony Conley on 4-string guitar and vocals, Matt Graber on drums.