by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
The crawling sense of anxiousness throughout The Night Screams' debut EP is palpable. The band twist and howl with a garage punk fury, creeping around rock 'n' roll's sleaziest corners, burning down each track with big dirty riffs and pounding drums. This ain't fancy, and it sure as hell doesn't aim to be. Stuck, due out April 7th via King Pizza Records (The Royal They, The Mad Doctors, Rye Pines), is primal punk, loose at the seems and billowing with a depraved sense of a good time.
"Big Picture," the album's grandest of finales, is a bit like opening a door just to walk straight into a brick wall. It's immediate and dripping with greasy charm, a bareknuckle garage rock song that shreds and stomps. Their approach is blunt and aggressive, the perfect soundtrack to hard living and hard loving. Mike Preiss yelps and barks throughout "Big Picture," a song about taking chances rather than looking back at what could have been. The Night Screams' are no strangers to filth, but that doesn't mean they can't change.
The Night Screams' Stuck is out April 7th via King Pizza Records.