Among the albums I’m most excited about this year is Via Florum, the debut from Richmond, Virginia’s Positive No. These five songs head more into the “cathartic post-punk” territory: melodic in places, emotionally exhausting in others. I’ve long been a fan of vocalist Tracy Wilson, ever since her days in Dahlia Seed; I spoke with her in 2009 around the release of her long-in-the-works solo project Ringfinger. Positive No consists of musicians who know their style well, and are able to take it in a panoply of interesting directions. Feel like listening to a song? You can do that below.

You can hear the whole thing here; the 12″ version is coming soon.

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