Estranged- Static Thoughts LP. The Estranged are a new 3 piece from Portland who include many Portland area lifers who used to be in bands like Hellshock, Lebenden Toten, Long Knife and Remains Of The Day. The Estranged recall the early ‘80s heyday of challenging bands playing dark intelligent music along the lines of the Wipers, Wire, Joy Division and Mission of Burma. Their debut album is a dark, driving joy ride through 10 tracks with penetrating bass lines and squalls of guitars weaved into a dark spidery web of earie and enticing post punk sounds. Fans of the Arctic Flowers, Nervosas, Bellicose Minds, Hot Snakes and Belgrado will dig.