“Being practically post-everything, Bound is not a group that’s conveniently sorted. Stemming audibly from metal, post-rock, shoegaze and dream pop, their influences are many and varied. But in their hands, it all proves complementary. At once gossamer and heavy, their sound is a complex fog of slow-breath mood and bottomless, elegant melancholy. In its quiet stretches, it verges on evaporation. But when it rises, it comes in like a tsunami. There are only two meaningful ways to experience this band: at volume on a stentorian stereo with no neighbors or live. In person, they don’t just play, they envelop, like a magnificent hurricane of pristine fuzz and groan. All told, Bound’s lush vision shows the more beautiful possibilities of heavy music.” -Bao Le-Huu
Washington DC’s Bound emerged fully formed in April 2018 with the release of their debut LP No Beyond. Meticulously composed in secret, it’s the sound of everything rushing back at once, receding as fast as it came, and leaving more to linger - the story of how we're bound, for better or worse.