Set to release Cuckoo Bird Sings a Song via Goliad Media on October 26th, the record was recorded by none other than JAILL’s Vincent Kircher, who together with the rest of JAILL served as Coleman’s studio band.
Chicago band Bruges comes from a long line of heavy hitters. With members listing credits from the likes of Angry Gods, Moral Void, and Den, there is no shortage of brutality packed into this four-piece. It’s a masterful utilization of space and restraint, as noise and desperation slowly put the listener into a vice grip.
Dead Rider have always been about presenting what’s possible and how divergent ideas can sound cohesive. And so they’ve done it again with a new record on Drag City that offers Dead Rider joining forces with experimental/noise musician Paul Williams. The pairing is met with synchronicity from both sides, each matching the billowy artistic madness of other.
Their second stand-alone single of the year is another blast of anti-social blistering punk and bludgeoning noise rock. The song is garbled and violent, thrashing itself in a panicked fury, making threats and demands that genuinely stick with the band’s whole sardonic “I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed” dad theme.