Monday, November 9, 2015

CHAIN GANG GRAVE + Stereogum

"The band's parade of horrors is seamless... Bury Them and Keep Quiet is a melting pot of antisocial tendencies."
–Stereogum

"You can smell the hardcore oozing... Then after a section with dueling guitars, shit gets weird, and by that I mean in a discordant, noisy, anti-social, you know, FLIPPER, kind of way, before all roads merge into a single syncopated crushing riff. Come together, fall apart, reconvene and destroy... that's the formula for great shit, I guess."
–Noisey

"With Chain Gang Grave, you get something that is punk, ugly and hemorrhaging noise... The hardcore version of a snakehandling sermon on the eve of judgment day, a barely contained trashing of instruments and deranged preaching..."
–Decibel

"Clouded, resonant riffs over a drawn-out D-beat... A variety of fills, guitar articulations and vocal styles build strange tension... Mixing sour and sweet might be done to death, but few do it as sharply as Chain Gang Grave."
–Invisible Oranges

With Chain Gang Grave's second EP, Bury Them and Keep Quiet, out this Friday, November 13th, Stereogum has launched a stream of the full EP.

Stereogum's Doug Moore writes of the native Brooklyn band's connections to its city's legacies of no-wave and noise-rock – bands like Swans, Sonic Youth and Unsane – and to the realms of punk and death metal, ultimately concluding that despite grabbing from a wide range of influences, "the band's parade of horrors is seamless... Bury Them and Keep Quiet is a melting pot of antisocial tendencies." Whether stomping through primal punk or charging through twisted metal, Bury Them and Keep Quiet is a document of real desperation – as raw and murky as the sewers it came from.

Stream Bury Them and Keep Quiet in its entirety, here.

Pre-order Bury Them and Keep Quiet, here.

Bury Them and Keep Quiet was recorded and mixed by the band in a basement in South Brooklyn and was mastered by James Plotkin of Khanate and OLD.

Chain Gang Grave plays December 12th at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, with Couch Slut, Insect Ark, and Geryon (members of Krallice).