Image Certifies is out in late April.
Image Certifies is the Downwards debut for Ora Iso, who formed in 2011 after Kathleen Malay, an Australian-raised native of Indonesia, moved to New York and met Jason Kudo. We're told the two "immediately formed a symbiotic musical bond, mutually feeding off of each other's defects and general disenfranchisement with the world at large." With Malay now living in Jakarta, and Kudo in New Hampshire, the new LP is described as both "their parting gift to New York City" and "a love letter to a society dying of its own self-induced cancers."
Ora Iso first appeared with a self-titled CD-R in 2012, two years before Brooklyn's Ba Da Bing! label put out their first proper album, Bathcat, in 2014. Following Image Certifies' late-April release, the pair plan to link up for some summer touring in Europe and Indonesia.
Watch a music video, directed by Malay, for album track "Dead Riot."
01. No Fish
02. Deep Fix
03. Dead Riot
04. Keep Your Boots On
05. Pour It On Me
06. Digital Crutch
07. From the Hallway To The Door
08. Skipped and Completed
09. Have I Gone Too Far?
10. Pleasure Bites
Downwards will release Image Certifies on April 27th, 2018.