Non Plus Temps Channels Collective Music, Collective Wants And Needs With ‘Desire Choir’

Post-Punk Indie band Non Plus Temps will release the album Desire Choir on November 4th, 2022, via PPM Records. Andy Human and Sam Lefebvre began writing and recording Desire Choir in 2021, biking to a West Oakland, CA, rehearsal space and tracking drums and bass to an old tape machine.

It was an “accretive process”, influenced by a “communist interpretation of collective music” accompanied by a pamphlet companion to the album.

Human and Lefebvre’s companion text to the album also remarks on the title and band name:

‘Non Plus Temps’ is a garbled curse on time, which we mainly experience in relation to the wage, whether or not we’re getting one. We’re all racing and raging against meaningless gig work. ‘Desire Choir’ refers to the production of wants and needs in capitalist society, which uses them against us, and the desire not to escape or avoid but to end this present state of things. 

The recording and live lineups of Non Plus Temps feature members of Naked Roommate, the World, Famous Mammals, and Preening, among other groups based in Oakland, California. Stay tuned to PPM for news on their first release, which should be around August 31st.

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