In the time since Blis. released their debut EP in 2015, frontman Aaron Gossett, a person of color, had a son with his long-time white girlfriend. The couple had very different upbringings, and his band's debut album, No One Loves You, celebrates their new life together — and loudly condemns the forces that have threatened it.
The resulting themes — religion, sudden adulthood, outsiderness — are familiar; they have fueled some of the most obsessed-over emo and post-hardcore albums of all time. But the Blis. interpretation is personal enough that it never feels like a re-hash; these songs are evidence that some American fears and frustrations never just go away.
Today, the FADER is debuting a video for "Take Me Home," the album's ragged-sounding second single, which is hinged on percussive builds and Gossett's versatile wails. Looks like his son makes a cameo in the Alex Henery-directed video, too. Hit play above.
No One Loves You comes out October 6 on Sargent House.
10/25 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 56
10/26 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
10/27 - New York, NY - Baby’s All Right
10/29 - Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs
10/31 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
11/1 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
11/2 - Nashville, TN - The End
11/3 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Hell
11/4 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth
11/6 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
11/7 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
11/9 - Phoenix, AZ - Nile Underground
11/10 - Anaheim, CA - Programme Skate
11/11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
11/12 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
11/14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Loading Dock*
11/15 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive*
11/17 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room*
11/18 - Columbus, OH - TBD*
*No Big Jesus