Sainthood Reps’ first album, Monoculture, was a hard-hitting jam-fest full of articulate vocal patterns and lyricism. On the contrary, Headswell, while not being as in-your-face, is still a hard-hitting record. It’s just that a lot of the album’s sheer power and intensity comes from their vulnerable playing style. The meshing of rough and smooth guitars, the underlying darkness, and the intricate songwriting make this release resonate.
Sainthood Reps is an American indie rock band from Long Island, New York, formed in 2009. Their debut album, Monoculture, was released on Tooth & Nail Records in the summer of 2011 and was produced by Mike Sapone. The band released their second album, Headswell, in October 2013 through No Sleep Records
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Let’s face facts: Sainthood Reps love Brand New. Of course this makes complete sense as guitarist Derrick Sherman is a touring member of Brand New and Long Island has always bred an iconic emo-punk sound. With that in mind, Sainthood Reps continue to carry the torch of their contemporaries with their second full-length, Headswell. Shelter opens the album with garage-rock riffage and the punky shouts of frontman Francesco Montesanto. Driven by abrasive power chords and feedback, it is easy to assume that Headswell is going to be a 90’s punk album.