Meat Wave – “Malign Hex” – [Swami]
whngr 11/16/2022 12-inch, A Library
Seething dark post-punk
Mid to up-tempo rock and roll with a proliferation of very catchy downstroked riffs and a pessimistic if not confrontational stance. I hear Hot Snakes, The Fall, perhaps a slightly darker Franz Ferdinand or a more aggressive, less apathetic The Strokes. A full sounding three-piece with huge hooks.Engaging and energetic with some gentler passages (B2 “Waveless”) that add contrast and depth as well as the near title track “Malign” (B5) which is a beautiful down-tempo and subtle ear-worm that works nicely for us though “Jim’s Teeth” (B4) is perhaps the strongest offering lyrically, compositionally, and in delivery. A tight and focused album, Malign Hex gains favor and builds resonance from repeated listens.
Three-piece from Michigan, Chris Sutter (guitar, vocals), Joe Gac (bass), and Ryan Wizniak (drums).
Chicago – 2022
you heard it 18 times on kfjc! most recently:
- 36 days ago, Whinger played Honest Living
- 38 days ago, Zero Gravity played What Would You Like Me To Do
- 45 days ago, Zero Gravity played What Would You Like Me To Do
- 48 days ago, Mister S played Merchandise Mart
- 50 days ago, Whinger played Malign
12345 S. El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, California 94022
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