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From Pitchfork.com: "Deathwish, Inc. hasn't been living up to its name as of late: Deafheaven, Cold Cave, and label boss Jacob Bannon's own Converge have been responsible for some of the most hopeful, life-affirming heavy music of late. Los Angeles' Touché Amoré are definitely in the right place, as they introduce their second Deathwish LP Is Survived By (out September 24) with "Just Exist," a song that's similarly focused on mortality without being cheaply morbid. In fact, they're trying to sort out the meaning of life itself-- you know, no big deal.
Jeremy Bolm screams "I was once asked how I'd like to be remembered/ And I simply smiled and said 'I'd rather stay forever'," and it's meant to sound like a shrug. The joke's an obvious defense mechanism, though, as for the rest of "Just Exist"'s two minutes, he's fraught with anxiety about what will remain after he dies, as both an artist and a human being. The band's melodic post-hardcore gets slicked up and streamlined with the help of Brad Wood (Sunny Day Real Estate, Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins), but "Just Exist" provides no easy answers or catharsis, just forward motion that validates Bolm's ultimate, titular conclusion to his existential crisis."
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