Tel-Aviv quartet Document unveil Red Tape, the final single from debut album The Void Repeats out Friday (1st Dec)
Document ~ ‘Red Tape’
“a brief insight into this morbid world but paradoxically an obvious escape from it for the individuals behind its creation.” The Line of Best Fit
Ahead of their debut album, The Void Repeats, worldwide release on Friday 1st December, Tel-Aviv post-punk quartet Document release the final single taken from it, Red Tape.
Dripping in fuzz, the buzz-saw guitars are reminiscent of The Strokes, whilst the ironically lackadaisical vibe given the tracks themes is straight out of the Pavement, Pixies or Sonic Youth playbook.
Aptly, given the title, vocalist Nir Ben Jacob explains: “The song refers to dealing with bureaucracy – specifically with government agencies that are meant to serve the people when in fact they have made things so extremely complicated that you are lost and get screwed over if you’re not careful.”
In 2008, after finishing university, Nir moved back to Tel Aviv and started hanging out with his cousin and a couple of his friends. As bored 20-somethings, and the only people around who listened to 80’s post-punk or art punk like Wire, The Fall and ‘90s bands like Fugazi and Dinosaur Jr. they decided to play together and start a band.
Their tracks explore themes of dis-connectivity and digital addiction, the individual dealing with bureaucracy, corruption and the repeating void of the modern life, oscillating between moments of anxiety and outrage to moments of hope and ecstasy. Yaniv Brenner (Guitar), Amit David (Bass) and Amir Reich (Drums) complete the line-up.
Red Tape is taken from forthcoming album The Void Repeats, out December 1st. The album was recorded at The Junk in Tel Aviv and was mixed by Bill Skibbe of Key Club Recording (The Black Keys, Protomartyr, Blonde Redhead and The Kills among others).