Hunx and His Punx, early live performances by Chain & The Gang, Juan Wauters with Carmelle

Hunx and His Punx

HUNX AND HIS PUNX have returned with Street Punk—a new album filled with the catchiest and most hateful punk songs heard in eons. Street Punk is an unrelenting tour de force, echoing early 80s hardcore, 90s grrl sounds, Darby Crash on helium, and the female answer to The Misfits.

After members dropping like flies and moving around the country, Hunx and His Punx is now led by Seth Bogart and Shannon Shaw, who split songwriting and vocal duties. In the years since their last album, 2011’s Too Young To Be in Love, Seth recorded a solo album called Hairdresser Blues (2012) and started a homemade TV Show called Hollywood Nailz, while Shannon released Dreams In The Rat House (2013) with her other band Shannon and the Clams. Somehow during all of this Seth and Shannon managed to secretly meet in Los Angeles and Oakland to gob out Street Punk.

Recorded in just a couple days by Facundo Bermudez (who has produced albums by Mika Miko and No Age), Street Punk includes a cover of the Beastie Boys' early hardcore anthem “Egg Raid on Mojo" and songs about bad skin, teen angst, social wimpery, trash, isolation, schizophrenia, peroxided delusion, rat parties and vengeance.

early live performances by Chain & The Gang


Yes – you heard that right!

They say: “Depend on us for martial rhythms, minimal riffs with maximum fuzz, bass throbs, shrieks, shouts, mutters, and confessions, as well as bewitching call and response tunes to make any indentured work force proud.”

Oh sure; the “Independent Set,” or the “indies” as they like to say, dig their groups and that’s all fine … if you are into nice, unassuming, and thoroughly respectable “music.” But the “Deps” – represented by CHAIN & THE GANG, are into something else.

They Depend on the manic thrill of outlaw noise and performance … they need it like a fish needs water, like a bird needs air, like a heart depends on love. And dependability is what CHAIN & THE GANG provides. Dependably perverse, dependably ecstatic, dependably astonishing. CATG’s audience depends on them to bring the moveable riot into the local clubhouse … they depend on the tunes too, crying out for “CERTAIN KINDS OF TRASH”, “FREE WILL” and “HUNTING FOR LOVE” from the new CATG LP “IN COOL BLOOD”.
Yes, that’s right – a third CHAIN & THE GANG record. After 2009′s “DOWN WITH LIBERTY … UP WITH CHAINS!” and 2011′s “MUSIC’S NOT FOR EVERYONE“, the world said: “CHAIN & THE GANG just can’t possibly top themselves.” But you know what? CHAIN & THE GANG proved those doubters wrong.
“IN COOL BLOOD,” starring CHAIN & THE GANG troublemakers Ian F Svenonius Katie Alice Greer, features Brett Lyman playing the electric guitar, Chris Sutton on electric bass guitar, and Fiona Campbell driving the drumkit, as well as a combo of CHAIN & THE GANG stalwarts and ringers like Brian Weber (organ), Fred Thomas (bass guitar), Amber Fellows (piano), Spencer Kelley (electric guitar) and Austin Cooper (bongos). All recorded by Calvin Johnson at the infamous Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia Washington and released on the K Record Label!
“IN COOL BLOOD” is CHAIN & THE GANG’s most dependable record yet. One listen and you too will count yourself a “Dep.”

Juan Wauters with Carmelle

Montevideo, Uruguay, 1997. In a red brick building–in a modest fourth floor apartment with a view straight to the ocean–Juan Wauters bangs on a neighbor's piano and notices the good feeling. The piano machine becomes emotion when Juan lays his knowledge on the keys. Juan calls these casual and unique occasions "The Wauters Symphonies." Later, on a borrowed guitar, these concerns are witness to thick tears cried through songs that smiled once they realized existence. Time brought strength to Juan Wauters' muscles. These are the tools that he uses to craft pieces that are his evolving search for that specific sound that will never come to be. The search is never ending and the crafting just adds layers to a skin that thickens. Life becomes the mere existence of those sounds that last forever. Follow the piano crafted symphonies from a head that wanders lonely.

Juan Wauters represents Queens, NY and is the leader of The Beets.

$12.00 - $14.00


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