Sunday, June 23, 2013

SWL #26: White Wards, "Paint Huffer"


While NGD is not a hardcore-specific blog (If you’re looking for one we’d suggest that you check out the Seattle Passive Aggressive), we still nurture a love for the ample PNW scene. Brutal, raw and dissonant, White Wards are one of the most exciting bands to come out of the Olympia music scene in a while. Their blistering brand of powerviolence is unadulterated intensity incarnate, and just like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, listening at home is only masturbation. I saw them a few weeks ago at the Black Lodge with Condominium, Vex, and Dreamdecay, and believe me, trying to get a good picture of vocalist Joey Mora (who really does spend almost as much time on his back as on his feet) is easier said than done. The band is gearing up to release their 3rd full-length record on Seattle’s own Iron Lung Records this November and I can’t wait to get a copy. For now, you can feast on the record’s first single, a ruthless 1 minute and 15 second track titled "Paint Huffer", above. It's also available as a 7" here, or from the band at any of their shows. No word yet on when they'll be back in Seattle, but you can bet we'll be keeping an eye out.

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