Album of the Week: Public Interest ‘Spiritual Pollution’

Album of the Week: Public Interest 'Spiritual Pollution'
Album of the Week: Public Interest ‘Spiritual Pollution’

Oakland post punk artist Public Interest, aka Chris Natividad of Marbled Eye, has released his first full-length ‘Spiritual Pollution‘, and is our Album of the Week.

Marbled Eye’s recent recordings showcased their ability to write catchy post-punk tunes and this 8-song LP from Public Interest is the same level.

While you’ll hear plenty of those memorable guitar lines that made the Marbled Eye tracks so great, the songs here feel snappier, more concerned with generating a pop-inspired forward momentum than stretching things out and floating in mid-air. The angular synth lines and mechanical rhythms are a nice counterpoint to those fluid guitar lines, imbuing Between with an irresistible tension.

Favourite Tracks:

Undone, Residue, Falling Ash, Final Product, Burden of Time.

Spiritual Pollution is out now via Erste Theke Tontraeger. Buy your copy here.

The band has recently grown from a one-person project headed by Natividad to something more collaborative and live.

Spiritual Pollution details:

Written and Performed by Chris Natividad
Produced by Andrew Oswald at Paradise Recorders
Mixed by Ben Greenberg at Circular Ruin Studios
Mastered by Greg Obis at Chicago Mastering Services

Drums performed by Andrew Oswald (writing on Why Bother?)
Additional Guitars by Bee Wright