by Leor Galil
Bummer Summer, which Thayer is releasing under the name XO Infinity, is heavy on the downer side as the dude raps about consuming a grocery list of drugs, keeping his shirt on during sex, and choking back tears while packing up his dead friend's bedroom. "I'm naturally a fiction writer and I've thusly structured the album to have a narrative arc," Thayer says. "It begins as a break-up album, descends to the depths of reactionary self-destructive behavior, and ends with rumination on the death of one of my best friends this May." His beats are lo-fi, gritty, and sometimes so skeletal they make Thayer's caustic words sound even bleaker—I had to take a few breaks in order make it through the whole album, but it's worth it. Thayer celebrates the release of Bummer Summer tonight at Township; the show starts at 9 PM and costs $7.