The Skull Defekts
For their fourth Thrill Jockey release and final album as a band.
The Skull Defekts present their swan song: the self-titled The Skull Defekts. After over a decade of releases and touring, the band entered the studio in 2016 with the knowledge that this album would be their last, and the ensemble's positive desperation knowing that fact is indelibly marked onto the songs. In their most composed effort to date, the album includes contributions from new member Mariam Wallentin (Wildbirds and Peacedrums) whose new perspective bolstered the group's passionate exit. The Skull Defekts is an album that not only marks the death of the band, but is an important farewell to those who have cared, and holds echoes of their history, yet remains present and new - hopeful in the darkness.