12 O'Clock Track: The seething postindustrial rhythms of Factory Floor's 'Two Different Ways'

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I was introduced to postindustrial, antidisco band Factory Floor by Reader music editor Philip Montoro—meaning he assigned me to write about them for the upcoming Pitchfork Music Festival, and I had no choice but to oblige. And I thank him for it. The London trio's self-titled debut that dropped late last year is a sinister dance party of bare-bones beats—created by live and computer drumming—and warped, lifeless vocals. The backbone of today's 12 O'Clock Track, "Two Different Ways," is a herky-jerky, scratchy rhythm that's reminiscent of something you might hear at a strobe-filled rave that takes place well beneath the earth's surface. And, like the rest of the album, if you listen too hard you're bound to get swallowed into the track's inviting black hole. I've already added these dudes to my Pitchfork itinerary for Fri 7/18.

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