anasazi I Saw the Witch Cry / Nuclear Paradise (7", £5.10)label: Sacred Bones
Part of thriving NY underground punk scene Includes roster artist formerly of The Hunt and currently of Cult of Youth. Anasazi are somewhat of an alumni band for Sacred Bones. SBR-001 a long out of print 7" by NY’s The Hunt which was fronted by Jasper McGandy who plays bass in this new outfit. Incubating in the dark corners and dusty basements of Nuke York’s underground, the four piece unleashed themselves to an unprepared public in the summer of 2011 debuting at the label’s curated showcase for Northside Fest. Chi (Zombie Vandals), Keegan (Thriller), Jasper (The Hunt, Cult of Youth) and Brett (Vultures) came together to form a group that both embraces and rejects the best sounds of the 80’s. Too tribal for punk, too angry for deathrock, the only phrase that adequately describes this melding is “Attic Noise”. Bringing Christian’s (also of The Hunt) icy analog synth on for their self-produced demo only served to further solidify their already sinister sound. In the first half of 2012 alone Anasazi will have self-released their demo cassette, put out two 7" singles, explored the seedier side of the East Coast with Cult of Youth, opened for legendary UK anarcho gloom punks The Mob and played Austin, TX’s studs-and-leather festival Chaos in Tejas. Deranged and violent post-punk from New York City this is ancient Pueblan-wave at its best.
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