City: Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
Country: USA
Genre: Rock
Styles: Post-Hardcore, Screamo, Emo, Punk


Formed in 2016, Closer is a three-piece post-hardcore/screamo/emo band centered around complex emotional content and a wide range of sounds, with albums including "All This Will Be" and the forthcoming "Within One Stem" available on March 12, 2021. In 2018, the band toured Europe with Copenhagen-based Regarding Ambiguity and played Miss the Stars Fest in Berlin, Germany. Now Based in Pennsylvania and New York, Closer is privileged to play shows throughout the northeast with bands such as Soul Glo, Frail Body, Hundreds of AU, Coma Regalia, Shizune, and many more.

"This week’s reigning Album Of The Week is All This Will Be, the crashing, expressionist debut from the New York screamo trio Closer. It’s a raw, ferocious album that calls back to the classic era of late-’90s and early-’00s post-hardcore, but it also feels very much by its own thing, anchored by frontwoman Ryann Slauson’s poetic lyrics and elemental howl." - Tim Breihan, Stereogum

"...All This Will Be has all the trappings of a late ‘90s screamo record, with a modern melodic sensibility...the focal point of the band is drummer / vocalist Ryann Slauson, whose shrill shrieks, poetic-yet-touching lyrics, and distinctly staccato drumming make them one of the most compelling musicians of the skramz movement." - Kerrang!

"[All This Will Be is] an album of uncompromising artistic endeavour that pushes through the emotional ceiling time and again, and for that it deserves to be lauded." - Rob Mair,

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