Out July 27, 2018.
Inconsolable stands apart from any other Thou release as the first they would call "acoustic" for a radical instrumental stride away from the heavy, electric instrumentation that's seen them relegated to such genres as sludge, doom, stoner metal, post-metal, grunge, and post-hardcore but, despite this, establishes its potency in acoustic guitar, violin, and other strings and melodious lead vocals by guest performers. Thou frontman (and pillar of New Orleans' DIY culture) Bryan Funck would appear to be totally absent for the album's lack of his signature vocals. But, to those of us who have worked with and inevitably then for Funck in New Orleans and beyond, his voice manifests just as presently on Inconsolable in other signature contributions such as philosophically pessimist lyrics, his self-effacing support of his community, the ironic streak that he likes to use as a smokescreen, and, of course the brutally obscure Nirvana worship.
Released by Community Records.