Album artwork for Only Love by The Armed

For their second LP Only Love, Detroit punk / hardcore / experimental collective The Armed returned to GodCity Studio to work with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou as executive producer. Continuing their signature process of collaborating with different drummers on each release, this time The Armed recruited Ben Koller (Converge, Killer Be Killed, Mutoid Man, All Pigs Must Die). The partnership led to an entirely new creative approach for the record, one that allowed them to achieve their most wildly innovative work to date. The goal for Only Love was to reach an overwhelming level of intensity without referencing the typical tent poles of the genres they're associated with. By imagining they had never heard punk, metal or hardcore and limiting references to pop and the music of their youth, The Armed were able to arrive at an incredibly intense, but wildly unique reinterpretation of aggressive music.

The Armed

Only Love

Sargent House
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Album artwork for Only Love by The Armed
LP

£23.99

Printed Inner Sleeve and 24-Page Zine.

Black
Released 12/06/2020Catalogue Number

SH225LP

The Armed

Only Love

Sargent House
Album artwork for Album artwork for Only Love by The Armed by Only Love - The Armed
Album artwork for Only Love by The Armed
LP

£23.99

Printed Inner Sleeve and 24-Page Zine.

Black
Released 12/06/2020Catalogue Number

SH225LP

For their second LP Only Love, Detroit punk / hardcore / experimental collective The Armed returned to GodCity Studio to work with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou as executive producer. Continuing their signature process of collaborating with different drummers on each release, this time The Armed recruited Ben Koller (Converge, Killer Be Killed, Mutoid Man, All Pigs Must Die). The partnership led to an entirely new creative approach for the record, one that allowed them to achieve their most wildly innovative work to date. The goal for Only Love was to reach an overwhelming level of intensity without referencing the typical tent poles of the genres they're associated with. By imagining they had never heard punk, metal or hardcore and limiting references to pop and the music of their youth, The Armed were able to arrive at an incredibly intense, but wildly unique reinterpretation of aggressive music.