by Kat Harding (@iwearaviators)
While the rest of the world continues to go ‘round in a dumpster fire, it’s been heartening to see the music industry working to make the country a better place through donated profits, benefit shows and compilations (including Post-Trash’s own, with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood), and continuing to speak out against injustices. Minneapolis label Forged Artifacts mined the Twin Cities for an awesome compilation of 18 unreleased tracks from Panther Ray, MURF, Ripper, Posh Lost, Daisy Chains, Fiji-13 and more, showing the strength of the scene there and giving fans the opportunity to support both the ACLU and North Minneapolis’ Hopewell Music education program. We’re premiering just one of the tracks today from The Greatest of All-Time Vol. 2, and honestly we had a difficult time deciding on just one. We picked What Tyrants’ “Rainmaker,” a grungy rock n roll tune with rolling drums and gritty, distorted vocals. Just the right amount of reverberation carries the shredding guitar to the next level; to see this song live would have the audience in a sweaty, dancing, moshing mess. “I’m a mover, I’m a shaker, wanna be your rainmaker,” Sean Shultz tells us. Backed by his brother Kyle and Garrison Grouse, the trio’s blend of noisy pop and punk with surf influences is undeniably catchy.
Pre-order the compilation on cassette (with awesome artwork by Derek Erdman), out May 5 via Forged Artifacts.