Philadelphia’s newest post-punk knock-outs KEROSENE just dropped their debut cassette EP on End Result Productions. The tape provides an invigorating dose of dance floor-ready noise rock that was recorded at the Sex Dungeon in the Belmont section of west Philly.
Their blistering noise-fucked attack comes with a danceable aesthetic (hence their influence from bands including Gang of Four and My Disco) that will force you up and out of your seat and straight into a pile of garbage. The four tracks are speedy and poised for action, built with raspy fist-in-air shouts and completely wigged-out guitar effects. It all comes together in “Currency Current” with a torrent of sludgy bass lines and screaming guitars that sound as if they’re thrown through a paper shredder while still plugged into the amp. “Concrete” opens with a swelling bass line while riding along the sharp tap of the hi-hat. Jarring guitars create a cringe-worthy racket as they angrily engulf every other element. “Shame” sounds muffled and lost in a sea of blown-out guitar grime – it’s gritty and shocking to the touch, almost as if you could reach out and touch it – that goes for all four of these nasty anthems. Now get to listening. If that’s not enough for you, go grab the cassette here because there’s only 40.
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