Daughters have been on an absolute tear over the last couple years. The Providence, Rhode Island, grindcore-turned-noise-rock crew’s 2018 comeback album, You Won’t Get What You Want — the band’s first in nearly a decade — was one of the most acclaimed records of that year, and they’ve been touring hard in support of it even since, delivering some of the most menacing and genuinely dangerous performances on the underground circuit. (The quartet just completed a run with L.A. experimental electronic-rock group HEALTH and NYHC experimentalists Show Me the Body that wrapped the cycle for the album.) Meanwhile, the music videos they’ve dropped for You Won’t Get What You Want have displayed a gorgeous, nuanced and surreal sensibility, exploring black-and-white chiaroscuro and plumbing the depths of the human psyche — watch the A.F.Cortes–directed clip for “Guest House” below.
Considering Daughters’ breakthrough recent years and their obvious great taste, we reached out to drummer Jon Syverson to find out what music rocked his world in 2019. No surprise, he had some great picks — from industrialized death-grind outfit Full of Hell’s latest, Weeping Choir, to rising EBM duo Boy Harsher’s County Girl Uncut to Lingua Ignota’s vengeful operatic opus Caligula, one of The Pit’s top albums of the year. Check out his selections below.
Jon Syverson’s 10 favorite albums of 2019 (in no particular order):
Lingua Ignota – Caligula
Otoboke Beaver – Itekoma Hits
Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence
Boy Harsher – County Girl Uncut
Majeure – Mass Flashback
The Budos Band – V
Full of Hell – Weeping Choir
Swans – leaving meaning.
Psychic Graveyard – Loud As Laughter
Lightning Bolt – Sonic Citadel