Interloper haven, Eolian Empire, will release Ripper Killer, the debut LP release from scuzz crew, DRUNK DAD, on July 1st
Portland's one and only fuck-you-all-wave group, is on a seemingly unstoppable trajectory. In the last two years they have hard-won the turned heads and knowing nods of enthusiastic youngsters and old cynics alike with their all-out assaults on rock and convention. Their art-fucked sludgy hardcore free-jazz noise rock is as unclassifiable as it is enthralling, the splendid result of a rare new band that not only knows what it wants but how to get it.
Not known for going easy, in the past year DRUNK DAD went at it even harder, culminating in their first full-length and gnarliest, most inventive, expansive, and—dare we say?—sophisticated record yet. With their first LP Ripper Killer, DRUNK DAD breaks down the stifling genre walls of yore and rewires the wreckage into a megaheavy alloy of scuzz, filth, and noise in a knock-down, drag-out war of ill will wrapped in a nasty bow. It’s a caustic cocktail of influential Pacific Northwestern alumni spiked with ipecac and bits of glass and bone, dredging out noise-infused chaos like a plane crashing into your face during the worst hangover ever, in part courtesy of local harsh noise cohort and labelmate, REDNECK, who helps soil the majority of Ripper Killer and even has a track of his own.
Ripper Killer is out July 1st on heavyweight 180-gram LP in a run of 500 copies, each including a 12” x 24” poster/insert and digital download code, and via digital download.