About Extra Life
Extra Life’s first two albums Secular Works (Planaria 2008) and Made Flesh (LOAF 2010) were monoliths of Byzantine guitar work and operatic overflow, which received wide critical acclaim and landed on numerous year-end Best Of and Strangest Of lists. The limited edition EP Ripped Heart (Last Things 2011) showed Extra Life at their most concise, in a synth-heavy yet perversely un-danceable take on Pop music. Surrounding these releases were vinyl split singles with Parenthetical Girls, Nat Baldwin and Larkin Grimm, and the remix EP Splayed Flesh (Sockets/Planaria 2010), featuring Justin Broadrick and Tyondai Braxton.
Extra Life has toured the US and Europe extensively, performing at festivals including Primavera Sound (Barcelona), Kilbi (Switzerland), Villette Sonique (France) and Moers Jazz (Germany), and sharing bills with Sonic Youth, Deerhoof, Sunn 0))), Owen Pallett, Xiu Xiu, Deerhunter, Lightning Bolt and Liturgy. By confronting both the so-called Indie world and the experimental noise underground which birthed them, Extra Life has built a devout international following of kids who refuse to take the easy way out.
On April 10, 2012, Extra Life will release their third full-length album Dream Seeds on Northern Spy Records (US) and Africantape (EU/UK) and will tour both North America and Europe extensively.