Portland based dark anarcho-punk Broken Spirit are hitting the West Coast as they simultaneously release their serious gem of a debut LP, Vultures And Pigs. It’s being released on Last Hour Records, fittingly sharing the label with Seattle’s Arcane and Oakland’s Otzi. In the vein of their predecessors and in true anarcho/peace punk fashion, the members are highly involved politically. They attend local protests, distribute zines at their shows encouraging fans to think beyond the aesthetic, not to mention they play as many benefit shows as possible.
From their bio: Broken Spirit commiserates with current affairs using their much loved influences of anarcho-punk, post-punk and proto-crust to provide a space where all those affected by the shit heap that is current US politics can relish in their anger, mistrust and melancholy at a world ravaged by greed and individualism. Their debut LP Vultures & Pigs speaks to the twin evil choices we’re given in the broken electoral process and how the spirit of faith in humanity is quickly dwindling.
Broken Spirit are fulfilling so much of what the world needs right now. Having been around since the bleak year of 2016, they’re politically active and collectively make a real impact, plus they’re talented as all hell. Every song on Vultures And Pigs is a hit and you really don’t need me to tell you that. The music speaks for itself. Portland was so pumped at their recent show with Oakland’s Adrenchochrome, I already know they’re going to play for some pumped crowds on tour. You do NOT want to miss these guys, they’re exciting as hell. The album is out now, check ’em out!