(U.S.) Microwaves/Couch Slut-Split 12" (2017)



Country: USA
Genre: Punk, Noise Rock

Label: SSG Records
Tracks: 5
Length: 21.46'

The perfect pairing. Brooklyn's most maniacally raw agitators and Pittsburgh's paranoia-fueled, cybernetic no-wave grinders sharing one slab of 12" vinyl with eye-gouging screen printed jackets.

With so much contemporary "heavy" music seemingly drawing from the same fountains for influence, Couch Slut are a breath of fresh air, with their truly unique voice projecting loud and clear above the din. While comparisons to Oxbow, Darkthrone, Today is the Day, Swans, Unsane, and even Failure might not be off the mark in terms of inspiration, the execution is carried out in a fashion all their own. Unsettlingly direct lyrics and vocal deliveries that command attention, alongside songwriting that is both menacing and memorable. Couch Slut offer two new tracks exclusive to this release. First up is a bombed-out, doomed rendition of Steely Dan's "Babylon Sisters", followed by the blistering original "Dorothy", a favorite from the band's pummeling live sets.

Microwaves, being long-time favorites here at SGG HQ, and we think it fair to say, an influence on Couch Slut(though in no obvious way), have been carving out their own path long enough to know how to expertly fill one side of a record with no filler. The musicianship is rivaled only by the tension seething from these three tracks, one being a brand new assault, another being a reworking of a classic Microwaves burner, and finally, a faithful, if demented(faithfully demented?) take on Voivod's "Ravenous Medicine".

It has been extremely exciting to see and hear this release come together and we are proud to bring it into the world for fans of uncompromising, visceral sound.  (Press Note)


*Here's a really awesome split featuring new material from weirdo Pittsburgh, PA noise punkers Microwaves and new material from sleeze NYC noise punkers Couch Slut.  Micrfowaves offer up three new songs on their side of the split and Couch Slut offer up two new songs on their side.  Overall, this is a killer 12" and definitely should not be missed.  The split was released via NY's SSG records on October 15th, 2017.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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