Moving into their 7th full-length, Trump Harm, 31Knots are a living testament to the advantages of staying true to yourself over fleeting flash-in-the-pan glamour in an age of instant gratification.
More than anything else, the sound of Trump Harm is yet another fresh take on the band's unique brand of jagged yet melodic, gritty yet graceful, grandiose punk rock.
With swift directional changes, abrupt stops, and inertia-defying starts, 31Knots executes each teetering musical jerk and halt and subsequent summersault with jaw-dropping agility.
And with every angular arrest in the music, the band seems to avoid self-annihilation through complete exposure and emotional meltdown -- thus exhibiting their absolute command over the direction of the song.
Release Date: Jun 7, 2011