Western Massachusetts band Landowner play abrasively clean minimalist-punk. Singer Dan Shaw
defined Landowner's sound as a drum-machine driven solo project on the Impressive Almanac cassette in 2016, and when Shaw teamed up with his current bandmates in 2017, the group made a deliberate effort to keep that aesthetic in focus while re-interpreting it as a live band. The result was 2018’s Blatant, the inaugural release of Born Yesterday Records. Now the group returns with Consultant, their second full-length for Born Yesterday. Consultant offers twelve lean songs played by musicians pretending to be machines. Clean tones, abrasive minimalism, and caricatured hardcore make space for lyrics that reflect
on the global systems our lives are tangled in and the dark absurdities we take for granted.
Landowner is Dan Shaw, Elliot Hughes, Josh Owsley, Josh Daniel, and Jeff Gilmartin.