7" of the year? There's a very good chance. CIA Debutante first appeared on our radar via a record on Siltbreeze back in 2019, and re-emerge here on French label SDZ with a new 45 featuring more of their narcotised, scuzzed out, post-Suicide punk rock and roll anti-ness. Siltbreeze is as good a context as any for understanding this kind of mess, underscored as it is with that Shadow Ring/Dead C anti-formalist spirit, while there's more than a little shitgaze lo-fi static hum. For more contemporary comparisons, appreciators of that recent Exek reissue and early Mosquitoes will find some shared ideals here in the submerged dub wobble and general sense of oppressive paranoia. In that sense, it's a very 2021 sounding record. The sound of being suspicious of just about everything. "Sorrows of life, joys of art". Rightly so. Quality Dracula-black stuff.