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Via Stereogum, the J. Robbins-led post-hardcore quartet Office of Future Plans has released the first song from its upcoming self-titled debut on Dischord. “Salamander” is less of a head-banger than the band’s 7-inch single from earlier this year, “Harden Your Heart,” but it’s equally, I think, as bleak yet determined. But I’m not sure the stiff-upper-lip thing is new to Robbins’ songs. Decide for yourself when Robbins performs an acoustic set at Red Palace on Nov. 11, featuring songs from Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Channels, and Office of Future Plans.
Office of Future Plans is out on Nov. 21 on Dischord. Listen to “Salamander”: