The Armed - Perfect Saviors

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Pitchfork: Album Review (7.8)

full-tilt rock and hand-played delicacy – THE NEW YORK TIMES

It’s the Armed’s world and soon we’ll all be living in it – THE FADER COVER STORY

full catharsis-nirvana – STEREOGUM

Perfect Saviors, has the potential to introduce their unruly creative spirit to a far wider audience. – THE GUARDIAN

The announcement of Perfect Saviors created a press frenzy with coverage across the board from The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Revolver, Stereogum, Guardian, NME, and so much more, all capped off with a FADER Magazine cover story. Providing a full accounting of album contributors for the first time, Perfect Saviors was produced by the band’s Tony Wolski along with Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe, Bloodmoon) and Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age), with contributions from Julien Baker, Sarah Tudzin (Illuminati Hotties), Matt Sweeney (Zwan), Mark Guiliana (David Bowie, St. Vincent), Patrick Shiroishi, Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Nine Inch Nails, Beck, St. Vincent) and many more (full contributors list below). The album was mixed by Alan Moulder (Ride, My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver).

The album concludes a trilogy of albums examining and dissecting what constitutes “pop culture” in a world of limitless information and access. Using “pop music” loosely as a format in which to express these ideas, each album used composition and presentation as a way to challenge these questions further.

Perfect Saviors is the ultimate product of this evolution. Using one of the world’s most well-known mixing engineers to create a beautiful album fully immersed in the language and world of pop through the inherently unique, extreme, and perverse lens The Armed communicate their art.

The album was written by The Armed and performed by Ken Szymanski, Randall Lee, Tony Wolski, Dan Greene, Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe, Bloodmoon), Urian Hackney (Rough Francis), Cara Drolshagen, Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age), Patrick Shiroishi, Sarah Tudzin (Illuminati Hotties), Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Nine Inch Nails, Beck, St. Vincent), Mark Guiliana (David Bowie, St. Vincent), Matt Sweeney (Zwan), Bryan Aiken, Jacob Bannon (Converge), Julien Baker (courtesy of Matador Records), Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Slorach (METZ), Zach Weeks, Brian Wolski & Derek Coburn.

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