Wednesday, November 18, 2015


"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."


"The eclectic sound of Muscle Beach lies vaguely in the realm of hardcore punk... but the band also maintains a commitment to straight-ahead rock n' roll. Performances feature an electrifying physicality... even a sense of desperation."


Denver, Colorado trio Muscle Beach has launched newest single "Pressure Kills," exclusively via PopMatters.

Stream the song PopMatters calls "a wickedly good balance of Fugazi's discipline and Refused's intensity," here:

"Pressure Kills" appears on Muscle Beach's self-titled debut album, out December 4th on Sailor Records. The full-length documents the sound of what local Denver weekly Westword named "Denver's best hardcore band." Influenced by Fugazi and Refused, Muscle Beach pounds out driving, rocking jams that are full of arena-ready hooks, residing somewhere in the realm of The Bronx and Kvelertak. 

Muscle Beach was recorded, mixed, and mastered by producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation) at Flatline Audio in Denver.

Denver, catch Muscle Beach's record release show, December 5th at Hi-Dive.

Photo by Greg Mason