Anodes first blew me away at the Austin Blood Alliance festival back in January, where they were on the bill alongside the incredible Ampere, coma regalia, Adobe Homes, Two Knights and others. They continue to amaze with the dynamic, grueling four tracks they offer on their 12″ split with St. Louis, Missouri’s Laika, who themselves offer a similar approach to screamo, every bit as vigorous and thrashing. Both bands’ sides were recorded at Static Circuit Studios with James Whitlock and Casey Oliver and mastered by Carl Saff, giving this split a special kind of cohesion rarely found or even given a thought with a split. The record is currently available for pre-order via Anodes’ Bandcamp, with the official release date on September 15th. Check out the full stream below.