Sean ragon has been active in the diy punk, industrial and experimental music communities on the East coast for over 15 years while also running a record store and label in Brooklyn). He has been recording under the moniker of Cult of Youth for the last five years and their last album, produced by Chris Coady, was a huge leap forward for the band, which had expanded to a four piece. It landed them on tours with label mates Zola Jesus, Cold Cave and Iceage last summer and caused quite a stir. For this album, ragon built his own recording studio from scratch in the back of his record store. this allowed him to control every aspect of the album and to take his time recording; he plays five different instruments on lwp and also engineered and mixed the album by himself. the record features contributions from glenn maryansky on drums and christiana key on violin as well as percussion from the enigmatic ning nong and female vocals from former battletorn vocalist beverly hames. for long time fans of the project, love will prevail sees the marriage of the spontaneity of the earlier releases with the better recording quality of the more recent eponymous lp. this album expands on the psychedelic neofolk foundation of the early work and adds lush atmospheres not dissimilar from austrian post-industrial futurists nov svbt (or even the more haunting side of late-60s miles davis). there is also an intentional nod to the crass records bands that influenced ragon as a teenager and a tasteful hint of velvet underground worship.
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