Wednesday, May 16, 2012

slug guts - stranglin' you too 7 inch

The Hozac Hookup Klub subscription series is always more than worth the money to sign up, especially with this latest round of stellar underground rock.  The cream of the crop has to be the new single from Slug Guts, entitled "Stranglin You Too".  

Slug Guts' play stomach wrenching swampy gothic noise rock that owes much to fellow Australians Birthday Party and the Scientists as well as early Christian Death.  Last years epic noise rattled Lp "Howlin Gang" on Sacred Bones was an ear blistering effort that ought to have awoken fans looking for lost Swans albums / demos out of their stupor, and Slug Gut's new single is even better than that.  

All four of these tracks crammed on to "Stranglin You Too" continue on in the abrasive murky post apocalyptic rock vibe of their earlier releases.  "Sucking Down" is like a schizophrenic homeless man on the corner howling about the evils of the world and its eminent end. "Coathanger Blue" and "Old Sores, New Boys" shows their love of old Touch and Go records and thrashy mid tempo guitar rock.  But it's really the title track, "Stranglin You Too" that nails the creepy vibe down.  Kinda like a slowed down Murder City Devils mixed with a vitriolic blast of blues based feedback, the kind that the Chrome Cranks are known for.  There are few contemporaries for such wailing noise, sax explosions and angular minor chord riffs, but Slug Guts have like minds in bands like Pop. 1280, Nones and K-Holes.   And if you like any of those bands, you definitely need to check out Slug Guts.

Listen to "Stranglin You Too" here.  
It's some of the spookiest sputtering primal rock of the year.  

watch SLUG GUTS live below...

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