Editors’ Notes After a grueling, months-long recording marathon, it’s no wonder Manchester’s fifth album is filled with allusions to mining and cave-ins. But despite the somber theme, A Black Mile to the Surface is packed with bright guitars and soaring harmonies. Once again, Andy Hull’s voice commands respect—it’s as imposing on a heartfelt gospel opener (“The Maze”) as a violent, distorted thrasher (“Lead, SD”). Despite its exhausting creation, the album’s imbued with an energy as rare as the gold its characters seek.

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The Maze
1
2:58
 
The Gold
2
4:33
 
The Moth
3
4:35
 
Lead, SD
4
4:53
 
The Alien
5
5:28
 
The Sunshine
6
1:57
 
The Grocery
7
5:12
 
The Wolf
8
4:26
 
The Mistake
9
3:54
 
The Parts
10
4:12
 
The Silence
11
6:59
 

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