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I still remember the first time I heard City of Ifa. I was in the car with my bandmate, and he was blasting Blue Shoes– and when the album transitioned into “The Human Atlas,” I was sold immediately. The track is post-hardcore that begins with the catchiness of pop-punk; complicated music that calms itself for its first minute before descending into instrumental chaos incarnate. It’s as if An Isle Ate Her decided, just momentarily, to stop writing the most complicated songs they could afford before harking back to their ways of havoc. This group is more melodic than that technical-metal outfit, though, recalling Thomas Erak’s work in The Fall Of Troy– how he’d write those tapped riffs that were impressive as hell, sure, but that also found a way into your head after a few spins.

Today marks the day that City of Ifa is finally streaming its self-titled album only four hours before its December 1 release date, and to call that a cause for celebration for the group’s fans would be an understatement. While the post-hardcore act (or at least more post-hardcore than any other genre label) has released some incredible music in its time, nothing has ever floored me at the end of the day. On a precursory glance, though, this record seems to possess all the necessary ingredients for success. Just by looking at the tracklisting (nope, I haven’t listened to this yet either,) this album looks more comprehensive than anything else these guys have done, and the fact that this record was produced by Interlace Audio’s Kris Crummett (a producer I salivate over in my Dance Gavin Dance and A Lot Like Birds conversations, and without shame) gives me great joy. This could very well be the album that makes City of Ifa more than the sum of its parts– a band that’s talked about years from now, and that introduces thousands more listeners to the unabashed joy that first spin of “The Human Atlas” gave me.

And if you like what you hear, click that ‘buy’ button above– consider it an investment.





Omaha
12.01.13
SO GOOD

Kman418
12.01.13
oh man ive been anticipating this so hard shits gonna rip

Omaha
12.01.13
spoiler alert: it really does

Kman418
12.01.13
$6 USD or more

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InfamousGrouse
12.01.13
god no what an extortionate sum

Omaha
12.01.13
having to actually maybe PAY MONEY for music. and not just any amount, SIX FU-

think Infamous has me covered, actually.

Kman418
12.01.13
im just fucking around lol i got it covered

Gwyn.
12.01.13
more than 0,01$ is too much for me

Kman418
12.01.13
im just lazy af and dont like going through the trouble of putting in all the info to download shit lol

Omaha
12.01.13
oh you guys

Brostep
12.01.13
the internet generation strikes again

sweet writeup mang :]

Omaha
12.01.13
Thanks dude! This record deserves a lot of attention, partially because I know I've been waiting for its release for quite some time

enjoimx
12.02.13
^^ same. about to give it a first listen. STOOOOKED

FuzzyxPickles
12.09.13
EVERYTHING BASED

Omaha
12.09.13
#basedifa

sniper
12.14.13
i reviewed a city of ifa album once. no one listened to it. they keep getting better though, they're actually pretty good now.

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01.04.14
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