Yet another great post-hardcore band from sunny San Diego, the Locust mutate the sound of geographical and ideological neighbors Antioch Arrow to illogical extremes. The longest "song" here is one minute and 29 seconds; most are just bursts of noise and squeals released like anti-aircraft fire. A couple of tracks do follow traditional-ish song structures: "Recyclable Body Fluids in Human Shape" and "Pulling the Christmas Pig By the Wrong Pair of Ears" both kick it spazz-core stylee. But is it music or nihilistic gesture? You decide.
By Andrew Parks on 06.26.14 in News
Head Wound City — the impromptu, short-lived hardcore band that brought together members of The Blood Brothers (Jordan Blilie, Cody Votolato), Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Nick Zinner) and Locust (Justin Pearson, Gabe Serbian) — hav...
By Arye Dworken on 05.21.13 in Lists
In a year when three of the most talked-about releases were made by musicians who are notoriously camera shy, it stands to reason that the easiest path to overexposure is stubborn anonymity. Electronic legends Daft Punk,...
By Douglas Wolk on 09.01.04 in Spotlights
If loud and fast rules, which of course it does, then it follows that loud, fast and weird rules even more, right? Given hardcore punk's habit of getting where it's going as quickly as possible, and its tendency to be bl...
By Sasha Geffen on 06.23.14 in Features
Frontman Peter Silberman talks about the Brooklyn band's new album 'Familiars.'