Public Memory, the moniker for Brooklyn’s Robert Toher, has officially announced the coming of debut record, Wuthering Drum. In conjunction with the announcement, Toher has also shared the album's lead single. “Ringleader” follows Public Memory's November track, “Lunar,” giving us another satiating appetizer to precede the LP’s March 18 arrival.
Wuthering Drum will be released via felte, the incipient label of Ghostly International’s Jeff Owens, and, based on the excerpts we’ve received thus far, it will expand upon the atmospheric krautrock of Toher’s former band, ERAAS.
In “Ringleader,” thick, buzzing synths bulldoze through moments of coruscating glimmer. A persistent shaker holds together the pieces, and Toher sings through them with the spectral, reverb-laden indifference of Thom Yorke, nicely underlining the muddy persona of his electronics. Check it: