Jan 262024

(We present Christopher Luedtke‘s introduction of our premiere of two songs from a forthcoming 12″ vinyl split set for release in February by Redscroll Records, one each by the bands Doom Beach and Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop.)

It is not just a good day because it is Friday and the weekend is so close some of us can already hear the siren call of free time choice paralysis, but today we also have not one but two song premieres. Today is a double dose of blown-out Connecticut rage from Doom Beach and Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop (or Chop7x if you’re nasty) from their upcoming split to be released early next month on Redscroll Records.

First up we have New Britain, CT sludgy noise rockers/hardcore-punks Doom Beach and their offering “Gown.” If you have heard the duo before, then you know they exist within static and red-lining audio. Doom Beach, especially here on “Gown“, sound like they blew out their equipment on purpose and it works perfectly for what they do.

There is an element of the trashiest, most jagged garage punk to the track while also sounding rabid and on the fringe of noise. It is a great display of how Doom Beach don’t drown themselves in noise but exist just on the edges of it while also sounding like they’re channeling some Distorted Pony, old Today Is The Day, or KEN Mode.

If you are at all familiar with the harsher side of cybergrind, you are likely familiar with New Haven, CT’s Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop Chop. The one-man noise machine is here to unleash “Goner“, a minute-and-a-half slab of abrasive cybergrind.

Rife with noise and blast beats, the track opens and hits like a stack of Semtex. A few taps of a digital hi-hat and the track explodes. Wailing noise, static, and a digital bass fill the space between the blasts and fierce vocals. Before you know it, it’s over.

That’s just a taste of things to come. The split drops on February 2nd via Redscroll Records. And if you’re local or feel like going for a drive, there is a record release show on February 11th at the Space Ballroom in Hamden, CT along with Tongue Depressor, Intercourse, and Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean.




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