Take a leap of faith.
Following their recent addition to the Prosthetic Records roster, multinational cybergrind quartet THOTCRIME are set to release their sophomore full length, titled D1G1T4L_DR1FT, on October 28.
With members hailing from Champaign-Urbana, IL, Philadelphia, PA and Nottingham, UK THOTCRIME’s prolific output to date has seen the band generate a buzz in online music communities and garner praise from Bandcamp Daily in the publication’s profile on the burgeoning cybergrind movement at large. D1G1T14L_DR1FT, the follow up to 2020s ønyøurcømputer, sees THOTCRIME continue to gleefully abandon genre convention in favour of boundless individuality and invention.
Tracks such as Tweet This! and Critical Codependence (featuring
diana starshine) bubble enthusiastically with hyperpop-isms amongst
grind and emphatic declarations of triumph in the face of modern day
adversity - be that the relentlessly ill-disposed and cynical news cycle
we all find ourselves plugged into, pervasive anxieties or
interpersonal turbulence - whilst tracks such as the opening This Isn’t Foundation, Now Give Me Your Skin Please? and Central Dogma play to THOTCRIME’s more caustic hardcore and metallic edges with dizzying results.
Self-produced by the band before being mixed and mastered by the group's very own K. Salmon, the usual pitfalls and tribulations of getting a group of people into a room to write and record an album do not apply here. THOTCRIME’s approach to crafting D1G1T4L_DR1FT is an embrace of technological advances and DIY collaboration via Discord servers, instant messengers and online community - with collaboration already playing a large part in THOTCRIME’s growing discography thanks to remix releases of their debut album in its entirety and their 2021 Remixes effort. D1G1T4L_DR1FT is tied together aesthetically in arresting fashion thanks to digital artist Yam Lynn.
On their second long player THOTCRIME continue to shun all that is conventional whilst cohesively blending together disparate influences from 100 Gecs to The Locust, D1G1T4L_DR1FT finds the international act steadfastly embracing exultation and conquering all that stands in their way. Stop the doomscrolling, THOTCRIME are the perfect antidote.
Hayleyy Sparxx - Vocals
K. Salmon - Producer
Malady Jane - Guitar
Dot Homler - Drums