released October 14, 2016
“The woozy, cassette-tape feel in the production nods towards the DIY scene, but the chugging bass and nagging vocals feel more like Talking Heads – arch post-punk bulldozers Pere Ubu” ~ CLASH
“Pale Fear is uplifted by a revolutionary hook with fuzz-blast guitar and dreamily droning synth” ~ TINY MIX TAPES
“Clancy’s pop proclivities shine through the haze!” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN
“Thoughts and feelings of failure and those uncertain urges that keep a person up all night are transformed into some of the most beautiful numbers heard from His Clancyness” ~ IMPOSE MAGAZINE
“Pale Fear is the first release to come from His Clancyness in over 3 years, but trust us, it’s been well worth the wait” ~ THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“A motorik rhythm accompanied by a layered lament synthetico paint a claustrophobic landscape – balanced by the warmth of analog recording – a slacker Kurt Vile meets the artistically lo-fi approach of Swell Maps, the austerity of Berlin Bowie and the romanticismo stramboide of the first 4AD releases” ~ NOISEY
“ascending guitar line, live drums and “Blade Runner synth” were added to the track at Geoff Barrow’s Invada studio in Bristol, UK. There might not be any bass, but there’s plenty of other sound play to keep your ears entertained” ~ EXCLAIM!
Jonathan Clancy / Jacopo Beta / Giulia Mazza / Nico Pasquini
Recorded by Stu Matthews (Beak, Anika, Horrors) at Portishead's Invada Studios, Bristol UK.
via Tannen / Maple Death (EU/UK) and Hand Drawn Dracula (ROW).