TUE 07/06/2016 – 20H00 | 8€
Madame Moustache & Stoemp! present:
21H00 – DOUBLE VETERANS (BE – Noisesome Recordings)
22H00 – WHITE FANG (US – BURGER RECORDS / GNAR TAPES)
WHITE FANG (US – slacker punk rock)
They call themselves the “stupidest band in the world.” Their Twitter picture is their band name illustrated as the Taco Bell logo. They are Portland-based rock band White Fang.
The neo-grunge, skate-punk group formed in 2005 and have been incredibly prolific ever since. On Oct. 30, White Fang released their eighth album, “Chunks.”
“Chunks” is a wild ride of an album, as a product of the resurgence in West Coast surf rock culture. Their sound is reminiscent of FIDLAR, Wavves and Cloud Nothings, all bands coming to be contemporary alternative rock staples.
White Fang brings a hearty serving of ridiculousness and the proverbial “gnar” to the surf-rock scene with miscellaneous samples of absurd conversations from the band members themselves serving as preludes to energetic rock songs with real muscle.
The album kicks off with “Full Time Freaks” and “Wrecked,” both chock full of classic punk riffs and playfully bizarre lyrics.
The album’s seventh track ushers in the harder-hitting second half with a gritty lead guitar and even more yelling.
White Fang carries the same traditional punk themes of angst and resistance to conformity in “Turning Square,” a lighter track that stands out with its playful mood. The track exudes a Brit-rock vibe similar to that of the Rakes or the Wombats with quick, upbeat lead guitar and smoother, more melodic vocals.
Overall, “Chunks” is a massively enjoyable album. It’s homemade skate video soundtrack bait, it’s emotive and silly, and will hit close to home for many college students.
Even for those without an existing taste for skate-punk, the album’s musical depth is likely to impress. Shred on, White Fang.
DOUBLE VETERANS (psych garage rock)
Double Veterans is a psychedelic garage band whose members have carefully listened to their parents record collection. That is, if their parents own a considerable amount of decent 60s rock and 70s psychedelics. This band churns and grinds the cleanliness away until slightly off-tuned, noisy garage rock makes its way.