Monday, August 15, 2011

Jock Powerviolence?

For the better part of last week, I have been listening to the newest album by Weekend Nachos, a hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois. The album, called Worthless, is blisteringly fast, with a total of 14 tracks in just over 26 minutes. Because of the album’s brevity, I must have listened to it over 20 times, and of all the tracks on the album, the song “Jock Powerviolence” really stands out from the others. Even if I had the album designated to background music, my concentration was always torn away from whatever I was doing when the song came on, as the mid-song guest vocals are so distinctive and fresh that they demand attention. Beyond the distinctive vocals, the song has particularly interesting subject matter: powerviolence.

If you have any interest in hardcore punk, and are interested in learning a little about powerviolence, then strap yourself in!