The first release from the Sex & Death label is a 7″ single from Houston odd-rockers WEIRD PARTY. It looks to be their debut release which helps them solidify an interesting future.
“Honey Slides” is a relentless banger that begins with a pummeling bass line that calls all the shots, revealing the manic and disgusted vocals from lead singer Rowland Blackout in the process. He shrills and shrieks in anguish as the song plays out, complementing the roar of the shredded guitars time and time again. The remaining forty seconds of the track explodes with a blazing streamlined guitar beam, sending you face first into spiky soloing that will leave you feeling utterly defenseless from the madness.
B-side “Sarah Palin” sets you up for another strangely interesting listen. Much like their band name suggests, Weird Party certainly have an oddly mutated and defected sound going for them – something like “crack punk” if you will. This song may be an even better illustration of that than the first, but really they both showcase their hectic sound excellently. Part of this track definitely gives off a poppy flare with it’s sharp sing-along choruses, but you can’t help but detect the ominous vibes they’re constantly producing underneath – that being said, it’s a bit more than just pop, but that’s obvious.
Honey Slides –
Sarah Palin –
My Rating: 7/10
Genre/ Tags: Post-Punk, Garage Rock, Alternative
Honey Slides 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Honey Slides
2.) Sarah Palin