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Generative Systems

by Collate

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    500 copies pressed, recycled chipboard jacket with two paste-on CMYK risograph prints, includes photocopied insert. Released by Domestic Departure.

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    Includes unlimited streaming of Generative Systems via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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New Climate 01:32
The Product 02:46
Unmarked 01:49
Stocks 01:05
Numbers 02:07
Erika's Trip 02:35


"Portland's Collate play music that recalls late ’70s/early ’80s minimalist post-punk, and loops through the styles and genres influenced by that music a million times until you end up with a sound that is evocative of the past but also modern—kind of like when you photocopy and re-photocopy something until it distorts and becomes something new and weird. The lyrics are sometimes blatantly political but always wry and clever. There are still plenty of the danceable, catchy bass-forward kind of songs you heard on their previous recordings, but in songs like "Stocks," there's a hint of more straightforward punk and it starts to kinda ROCK. Just a bit. But in the end, Collate always handles themselves with cool restraint, even when frustration, anger, and joy are palpably bubbling under the surface." (Rachel Courtney)


released September 29, 2023

Jason / vocals + guitar
Erika / bass + vocals
Janie / drums

written + performed on unceded Cowlitz / Clackamas land
recorded by Jason on eight-track cassette
mastered by Caufield Schnug at Melody Men
released by Domestic Departure

contact: collateinportland@gmail.com




Collate Portland, Oregon

4/23 – Philly / Foto Club
4/24 – Richmond / Fuzzy Cactus
4/25 – Raleigh / RUMAH
4/26 – Atlanta / Inner Space
4/27 – Nashville / Hubba Hubba Tiki Tonk
4/28 – St. Louis / Platypus
4/29 – Indianapolis / State Street Pub
5/18 – Portland / the Fixin' To
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