The title of Young, Planetary’s latest EP stems from an admission late in the action. On “Daybreak,” Emily Stokes — longtime collaborator of the project — offers a sharp, siren-like counterpoint to Trevor Villagrana’s harsh rasp, adding some indie-rock featherweight to a deadlift of metalcore entanglements and energetic hardcore onslaughts. The release itself concerns itself with that push and pull, not just in various genre’s kinetic energies, but also in the interpersonal tension which plagues the band’s muse. Direct, vivacious and bold, I Am the Night and You’re the Sunrise — premiering in its entirely below — presents polar opposites as two halves of one whole, pushing this Idaho outfit away from pure aggression to drown in softer textures for a brighter listen.
“I Am the Night and You’re the Sunrise” is out tomorrow via Hidden Home Records.