The Raleigh, NC post-punk outfit took their sophmore release as an opportunity to "hold space for criticism, critique, input, and inspiration from the rest of the band in any context.” according to drummer Elise Jaffe. You can hear the group's attention to detail on the propulsive “Siphon,” which seamlessly cycles between moments of thick distortion and stretches of beautiful, interwoven guitar lines, or on the cathartic and fuzzed-out “Blue Eternal,” where Vann and Harrington’s crushing guitars and Jaffe’s insistent drumming are offset by the sweetness of Chazal’s harmonies. Throughout Running From the Chase — whose title alludes to the need to balance one’s individual desires with external expectations and pressures — Harrington’s lyrics plunge into despair and frustration, confronting possibilities with a hint of hope and a strong undercurrent of dejection. The result is an album that’s sweeping and sophisticated, balancing considered introspection with a stunning, newly expanded sound.
Limited to 300 copies, the VMP exclusive version of Truth Club's Running From the Chase is pressed on Sea Blue vinyl at GZ Vinyl. The 1LP will arrive in a single, direct-to-board, foil-stamped and numbered jacket with a download code. It was mastered by Max Gowan.