Disappears - Era
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Based on 11 reviews
2013 Ratings: #555 / 1035
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Based on 12 ratings
August 26, 2013 / Release Date
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Kranky / Label
Shoegaze / Genres
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Drowned in Sound

This isn’t just the best Disappears record because all the tracks are good; this is the best Disappears record because all the tracks are as good as each other.


Coming after the more accessible direction they took on Pre Language, the spareness they display here is all the more striking, but it's just another expression of the raw minimalism at which the band has always excelled.


Era showcases all the work Disappears have done cutting and splicing and regathering their sound together to regain their identity. It’s still lurking in the shadows, but finally, it's there. 

The 405

The seven tracks included here may have familiar influences, but Disappears are trying to stretch and bend these into something new.


It really, properly throws you the first few times, but the haunting oddness of the tracks means they gradually burrow their way under your skin. 

Consequence of Sound

Era hits the middle point between Kone and Pre Language, embracing both structure and space.

The Line of Best Fit

I get the feelings that Case doesn’t really know what he wants his band to be: he’s done the melodic thing, he’s tried to take psych and Krautrock and do something new with it, and now he’s pulled from the 80s without obvious success.


More obscure than what Disappears has offered in the past few years, this shift into the grim reveals its decision to turn away from shoegazing or Krautrock. Instead, the band enters a subterranean portal rather than an interstellar voyage. 

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Track List

  1. Girl
  2. Power 
  3. Ultra
  4. Era
  5. Weird House
  6. Elite Typical 
  7. New House
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Added on: June 28, 2013