by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Madison, Wisconsin's Fire Heads explode like pop-rocks in soda. It's sweet and sticky, but combustible and full of unpredictable danger. Set to release their self-titled sophomore album on November 18th via Big Neck Records, the quartet (feat. The Hussy's Bobby Hussy on guitar) blends furious garage rock, fuzz punk, scuzzy pop, and hardcore together to create something energetic and relentless but gleaming with a sense of drunken rock 'n' roll bliss. They've spent much of the past few years touring and its apparent as their songs progress from jangly pop into full blown chaos with a natural ease, unsteady as a week long bender.
"Park Walker" is all burning intensity and rapid fire. With a tangled web of enormous guitar riffs courtesy of Hussy and Tyler Fassnacht, the song drives forward on a winding cliffside, forever threatening to careen off the road into dark beyond. The hard charging pulse is cut with a brief but brilliants Gun Club reminiscent twang, only to further explode in every direction as Fassnacht's warbling yelps turn to bloodcurdling screams. The crazier they get, the better they sound.
11.13 - Dallas, TX @ RBC w/ Party Static
11.14 - Tulsa, OK @ Sound Pony w/ Panet What (Early Show!)
11.15 - St Louis, MO @ Sinkhole
11.16 - Kansas City, MO @ Blind Tiger
11.17 - Omaha, NE @ O'Leaver's w/ Rusty Lord, Wrong Pets
11.18 - Madison, WI @ Crystal Corner Bar (release show) w/ Vanishing Kids, Calliope, & Dharma Dogs
Fire Head's self-titled album is out November 18th via Big Neck Records.