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Bootblacks recently released the Narrowed EP as a limited cassette release, through Modern Tapes and it quickly sold out. The band will be releasing the EP on vinyl through Chicago-based Rococo Records (the label home of acts such as Les Savy Fav, the Feeling of Love and others). The EP is the follow up to their 2012 self-titeld release, and as you can tell the band is heavily influenced by bands such as Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division, Simple Minds and others, including Interpol; however, the new material reflects pronounced growth – the hooks are tighter, and there’s a greater use of synths. Whereas their full-length had more of a punk feel and energy, the EP has an stark, chilly, deeply anxious feel that’s difficult to shake.