• couch slut Contempt (LP, £22.25)

    label: Gilead Media

    From Brooklyn, New York, Couch Slut shook the underground in 2014 with the release of its debut, My Life As a Woman. Stereogum called that album "engagingly smart and terrifyingly blunt" and pegged the sound as "a little bit Oxbow and a little bit Today Is the Day during the AmRep years..." Contempt carries on in this fashion Couch Slut's savagery and intelligence are both in full effect, adding up to an album that thrills on two levels. Sporting brains and brawn, Couch Slut makes music that punches the gut and stimulates the mind. Contempt's harrowing version of rock reflects its hometown dirty, dangerous, dazzling and secures the band's place in the line of great NYC documentarians, from Sonic Youth to Swans, from Unsane to Pyrrhon. "This is noise rock at its most dangerous the kind that reminds you of not only David Yow, but every maniacal front-person who never made it clear whether they would use a microphone to smash in your (or their own) face. In other words, this is not for the faint of heart." - Clrvynt. 1. Funeral Dyke 2. Company Picnic With Dust Off 3. Penalty Scar 4. Snake In The Grass 5. Summer Smiles 6. Folk Song 7. Won't Come

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