Tuesday, September 15, 2015

STATS + NYC

With debut full-length Mercy released in August on New Atlantis Records, Brooklyn trio STATS gears up to play an album release show, September 23rd at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn.

Joining STATS on the September 23rd bill are Survival (members of Liturgy) and Couch Slut.

Info, here.

Tickets, here.

Comprised of members/collaborators of Aa, Extra Life, Psalm Zero, Dazzling Killmen and more, STATS rages with hardcore punk heart and progressive rock chops. It is an unusual balance – calculated and reckless, complex and totally passionate. NPR Music's review of Mercy called it, aptly, "the muscle of Black Flag's weirdo hardcore era and the skronk-jazz chops of King Crimson."

Mercy was recorded at Strange Weather in Brooklyn by former The Men guitarist Ben Greenberg and mastered by Khanate's James Plotkin (Thou, Merzbow).

Stream the album in its entirety, here.

Buy it, here.

Next up on the horizon: STATS plays a Craw reunion show, December 19th at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. A dedicated Craw fan, STATS drummer Hank Shteamer is also working on a project to reissue the Cleveland band's first three albums on vinyl. More info, here.

"The muscle of Black Flag's weirdo hardcore era and the skronk-jazz chops of King Crimson. STATS' full-length debut, Mercy, is full of He-Man-battling-Skeletor riffs and mind-boggling drum fills..."
–NPR Music

"On Mercy's seven dizzyingly complex screamoid marathons, the mangled jazz/metal of The Process of Weeding Out/Slip It In/Family Man-era Black Flag collide head on with Don Caballero's avant-prog mania."

–Noisey

"Pissed-off noisy hardcore, math rock technicality, and a weird operatic part that sounds like Converge backing Renaissance or something. It's out-there stuff, man."

–BrooklynVegan

"A wildly creative mishmash of Melvins-derived sludge and Beefheart-esque experimentation. Massively heavy but showing a progressive nimbleness..."
–PopMatters