Monday, November 30, 2015

MUSCLE BEACH + BrooklynVegan

"Frantic post-hardcore that's already gotten a few comparisons to Refused... and there's maybe a little Blood Brothers in there too. Like those bands, they pull off being catchy, weird and aggressive all in the same song."

"First-rate... A wickedly good balance of Fugazi's discipline and Refused's intensity."

"Post-Fugazi hardcore... A shambling, jagged basher. The band alternates between storming forward and throwing the listener off balance with their clanging riffage... like a title bout boxing match."

With the release of Muscle Beach's self-titled debut full-length coming up this Friday, December 4th, BrooklynVegan has launched a stream of the entire album:

BrooklynVegan describes the Denver trio's sound as "frantic post-hardcore that's already gotten a few comparisons to Refused... catchy, weird and aggressive." Arena-sized hooks, driving beats, and bottomless desperation unite in the album's 11 sweet nuggets of rage/rock, topped off with curveball lyrics about pirates, aliens, prostitutes, and sharks.  It's an effective mix and it earned Muscle Beach the title of "Denver's best hardcore band" from local rag Westword.

Muscle Beach was recorded, mixed, and mastered by producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cobalt).

Muscle Beach plays its record release show, December 5th at Hi-Dive in Denver. 

Photo by Greg Mason