As the world descends further into a mutually assured future wasteland devoid of the civilization which has developed over the last 20,000 years or so, we pause to admire the musical skills of the soon to be extinct human species.
COMING SOON (like next month, hopefully) on Violent Pest Records:
PENETRODE 12″ LP
Here is a review from Maximum Rocknroll that pretty much sums this album up:
PENETRODE Penetrode cassette
First full-length release from these Philly hardcore freaks. The more I listen to this, the more I like it. While all rooted in noisy, dark hardcore, the songs are all very distinct from each other and occasionally go from fast punk to slow dirges, like on ”Psychic Death.” There are some sonic similarities to bands like GAG and NERVOSAS, but the real stand-out here is vocalist/artist Bootsie. The vocals go from sung to shrieked to spoken and back again, with a distinctive yelp at the end of many lines. They’re great and sound confident, passionate, and exciting. Every song is a banger, but I keep going back to ”Ebb & Flow.” It’s got layers of negative bummer punk distortion with a catchy opening riff, time changes, dissonant vocals, and lyrics like (I think), ”Pick me up and spit me out.” It’s basically everything I want in a punk song. Check it out—this is a killer tape from a killer band.
“Five tracks of upfront hardcore punk for 2021: guns, booze and cops – from Nashville with hate. We could tell you about how Body Cam slams out five sick tunes in five minutes on this Ep but hey it’s the Twenty-First century you don’t need us to do that for you. Thanks to the internet critics and middlemen are obsolete, just take a listen and decide for yourself how hard this one slaps.” -Violent Pest Records
Recorded by Spodee Boy, Mixed by Eric Nervous. Five song 7″ flexi-disc EP with hand screened sleeve. Violent Pest #03 _ 300 copies. Released Nov 05, 2021.
Mastered for vinyl by Tom Withers a.k.a. Tommy Stupid on kind loan from Commercial Suicide.
ORDER IT ON BANDCAMP: https://violentpestrecords.bandcamp.com/album/bugs (Violent Pest now has a Violent Bandcamp page!)
A JOINT PRESENTATION OF:
Violent Pest (USA) Drunken Sailor Records (UK) Computer Human Records (Aus)
Computer Human, Drunken Sailor and Violent Pest have joined forces to bring you Erik Nervous’ newest album in physical form. Now available on red, black or white wax in the hemisphere of your choosing. Recorded by Erik in 2020 and set into vinyl in 2021 for your consumption.
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Violent Pest took a break in 2020. We’re in no rush. Coming back in 2021 though with a slew of Violent Hits. Keep an ear out for new releases from Erik Nervous, The Stupids and probably a few other excellent muzical combos. Join the mailing list for updates 😀