Trash Talk: Awake

Good ol’ screaming-yelling variety, skate-laced hardcore! With the notable exception of OFF! and some of the various metal offshoots that Southern Lord’s been cranking out, there haven’t been many “punk” or “hardcore” bands I would grant a moment of attention. Trash Talk, though? An intense groove, a solid riff and an attitude you can take seriously.  Check out the video for "Awake."  Their EP of the same name is coming out October 11th.



All info below is courtesy of Life or Death PR & Management. The video is courtesy of the always in-tune Terroreyes TV.

TRASH TALK ANNOUNCES NEW 7" EP, AWAKE, DUE 10/11 ON TRUE PANTHER

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR
"AWAKE" VIA PITCHFORK

PRE-ORDER AWAKE NOW



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Trash Talk photo courtesy of Brick Stowell

Forwards ever, backwards never. In a perfect world, those four words would tell you everything you need to know about Sacramento thrash-punk juggernaut Trash Talk. But in a perfect world, these four furious scions of guitar-wrought destruction wouldn't exist. Lee, Garrett, Spencer and Sam are fueled by our ugly, and they give it back in spades. The Trash Talk live grind is a notorious thing -- an anarchic, energetic and often painful paean to otherwise oppressed angst that's unsurprisingly found footing all over the world, from the U.S. to Europe, to Australia and Japan. And in between that nearly ceaseless touring, the band's matched its on-the-road fervor with an impressive collection of recorded brutality, from 2009's "East of Eden" single featuring vocals from hardcore icon Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Off!), to last year's ragged full-length masterpiece
Eyes & Nines, to their recent split 7-inch with Wavves.

On this brand new 7-inch EP for True Panther Sounds, Trash Talk continue to bodily propel their sound down the gnarled, grime-swathed path they've hewn for themselves. The aptly named opener "Awake" careens through the gate in a hail of shred. "Slander" squeals, stacks, smashes and releases in one minute flat, while "Blind Evolution" seems epic at over two, progressing from rapid thrash to a grungy, halftime sludge. Then, in comes "Burn Alive," tailor-made to elicit air punches (be aware of your surroundings when you drop the needle), with its screeched out anti-wisdom: "The good die young, but the great survive." Finally, "Gimme Shelter" brings things to a punishing, pummeling close and it all happens so quickly, so feverishly that the listener's left beaten, bruised and ears bleeding with no real sense of what just happened. Which is, of course, how Trash Talk likes it. Forwards ever, backwards never.

The Awake EP is due 10/11/11 on True Panther Sounds and is available for pre-order immediately right here: http://www.truepanther.com/store/releases/awake

To celebrate the news of the release, the band is sharing the video for title track, "Awake," which you can watch right now here: http://youtu.be/DG5YJvcbEl4

 

TRASH TALK TOUR DATES

10/08 Portland, OR - Branx w/ Japanther
10/11 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall 

awake 
TRASH TALK
AWAKE
(TRUE PANTHER SOUNDS)
OCT. 11, 2011

PRE-ORDER AWAKE:

Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead
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