Massachusetts' post-punks Landowner return with Escape the Compound! The album is Landowner's most broad ranging to date, synthesizing the energy and bedroom experimentation of Impressive Almanac with the air tight live performances of their last two albums, Consultant and Blatant. At the forefront of the music is singer Dan Shaw grappling with the enveloping nature of narcissism and cult manipulation. He says "the lyrics on this album center around a theme of manipulation and control – expressed as cult mentality at the community scale, and narcissism at the interpersonal scale."
Landowner is Dan Shaw, Elliot Hughes, Josh Owsley, Josh Daniel, and Jeff Gilmartin.