ME REX - Giant Elk
On ME REX’s new album, Giant Elk, McCabe and co. play into their penchant for storytelling by exploring what it means to be human in various different forms following a story of “continual fracturing and regeneration, illustrating the process of growing through loss and grief, set against the backdrop of societal and climate collapse.” The result? Eleven ear-worm tracks that deliver a catharsis that you’ll keep wanting to discover over and over again.
Recorded over the course of 2022 at four different studios, Giant Elk is the first release the band have recorded together since 2020. Their previous records were created during lockdown, with limited time to rehearse and perform the material before committing to record. The trio spent time workshopping Giant Elk originally as another collection of EPs, but quickly realised that the shape of the project meant it would form the basis for their first ‘normal’ full-length album.
Bridging the gap between worlds of indie, folk and post-rock, ME REX are most comfortable when they’re sonically breaking the constraints most commonly found among their peers: cementing their place as one of the most exciting and innovative collectives of their generation.
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