Longtime Louisville creative Jon Cook passed away this past weekend. Several people have written far better rememberances that I could. You can find those as well as many videos of Jon playing in various bands below.
Neighbor has released a new record which is now available via Bandcamp or CD. The self-titled release has 10 songs.
it’s impressive how powerfully and rapidly the album slams open and never fucking subsides its push.
Recorded by Trip at Treehouse Audio last year, the album sees full time members Adam Kirby, Aaron Sortman, and Sean Gardner team up with Bob Scott on a couple of tracks. It starts off heavy and never lets up, with pouding, driving drums at just the right tempo as to not feel rushed nor feel complacent and guitar/bass tones fleshing out the distortion-heavy volume worship that has formed many local band’s sounds the past 10 years or so. A couple of spots remind me of some earlier Lords material, which I mean, and which I’d hope they’d take, as a compliment.
Neighbor will be playing a release show TONIGHT with Anwar Sadat at Z-Bar. Also playing will be Rogue Vogue from Chicago and the OK DeeJays presumably after the bands.
Neighbor is a heavy band with some heavy thoughts on their mind.