NEWS: BSÍ Release Two-Part Debut Album 'Sometimes Depressed... But Always Antifascist
Today, one of Iceland’s most unconventional exports of recent years, BSÍ unveil their split debut album, ‘Sometimes depressed… but always antifascist’.
The album follows an incredible year for Silla Thorarensen (drums & vocals) and Julius Pollux Rothlaender (bass guitar & toe-synths); who have released a string of singles to acclaim from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Atwood Magazine, Under The Radar, Euphoria Magazine, DUMMY & more, as well as performing for the digital editions of Iceland Airwaves and Eurosonic.
BSÍ understand their band as a playground for simply being who they are; two best friends, rumbling and rolling through life, not taking themselves too seriously and struggling with self-doubts and imperfection while trying to see these as empowering virtues, unafraid to just do and be what, or however they feel.
Directing sorrow and the raw energy of joy and anger to two distinctly different sides, they created an album that might as well be a twin EP, five songs low key heartbreak melancholy, five songs riot grrrl lofi-cute-punk.
Equally touching upon the endless fall, vulnerability and intimacy of loss and leaving – and celebrating sunny summer days, salty knees and the idea of a feminist world revolution; the album's title was inspired by a slogan that the band discovered at a punk festival. Manoeuvring through the crowd they spotted a t-shirt of a football fan club promoting the importance of mental health.
'Sometimes depressed … but always antifascist' is out now digitally and on recycled vinyl with the help of BSÍ's friends at Tomatenplatten (Berlin), Why Not? Plötur (Reykjavík) and post-dreifing (Reykjavík).
The album was recorded together with Alison MacNeil in Reykjavík, Thomas Götz in Berlin, mixed by Francine Perry in London and mastered by Sarah Register in New York City.
BSÍ usually has more questions than answers, is sometimes sad, sometimes happy, has been through heartbreaks and great love, likes trúnó and tahini sauce with dill, spends its little savings on going to psychotherapists and would like to join you in your fight of smashing kyriarchy, that is: smashing sexism, racism, ableism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia and all other social systems based on oppressive, hierarchical and patriarchal structures.