Music: Failure

As a wise philosopher once noted, the only constant is change. Perhaps that’s why Failure’s new album, The Heart is a Monster, is an unexpected surprise.

click to enlarge 'The Heart is a Monster' crackles with Fantastic Planet’s incendiary passion and even mimics its physical structure.
'The Heart is a Monster' crackles with Fantastic Planet’s incendiary passion and even mimics its physical structure.

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s a wise philosopher once noted, the only constant is change. Perhaps that’s why Failure’s new album, The Heart is a Monster, is an unexpected surprise. 

After a two-decade absence, a parade of band/side projects and against all logical odds, guitarist/vocalist Ken Andrews, bassist/vocalist Greg Edwards and drummer Kelli Scott reconvened to follow up 1996’s critically acclaimed and commercially ignored Fantastic Planet.

Monster sounds contemporarily fresh, yet still feels like a logical next step 19 years after its predecessor, which may well be Exhibit A that Failure was lightyears ahead of its mid-’90s curve. It most assuredly does not indicate that Monster was stitched together precisely the same way as Fantastic Planet. Read more here.


FAILURE performs Thursday at 20th Century Theater. Tickets/more info: the20thcenturytheatre.com.


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