The Skinny: Ultrviolence are an awesome shoegaze/post-punk trio from Calgary who has just announced their forthcoming Black Sea EP (out May 13th via Northern Light Records) and shared its lead single, “Better Learn How To Swim”, via SoundCloud.

For over a decade, Ultrviolence has been building its characteristic moody, post-punk sound purely on DIY principles: in basements filled with battered instruments, blinking electronics, and swirls of electrical cables, the trio has been steadily writing, playing, and recording its own material with little reliance on external influence.Their immersive sound is built on the augmentation of a dark wave foundation, the music echoing from countless hours of work alone in prairie solitude, hunched over instruments, hard at work on their form.


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