Chemtrails – “A Killer or a Punchline”
Debut album Calf of the Sacred Cow out February 9 via PNKSLM Recordings on vinyl and digitally
Listen to “A Killer or a Punchline”
“the most immediate and downright lovable song Chemtrails have put out to date” – The 405
Punk Slime Recordings are proud to present the long-awaited debut album from London’s Chemtrails, the project of Mia Lust and Laura Orlova, alongside its lead single “A Killer or a Punchline”. The debut LP, titled Calf of the Sacred Cow, is due on February 9, 2018 via PNKSLM Recordings on limited edition vinyl and digitally and follows their two acclaimed previous EPs Love in Toxic Wasteland and Headless Pin Up Girl which received praise from the likes of KEXP, Stereogum, The Line of Best Fit, GoldFlakePaint and more.
Punk Slime Recordings are proud to present the debut album from London based Chemtrails. Founded and fronted by romantic and musical partners Mia Lust and Laura Orlova, they make catchy, fuzzy, lo-fi pop music, somewhere between The Pixies, Black Lips and Blondie, with lyrics that are surreal yet earnestly meaningful.
Chemtrails made their debut in September 2016 with the single “Aeons” on Stockholm label PNKSLM Recordings and have since released two Eps. The first, Love in Toxic Wasteland, tells stories of savagery and spirituality in a post-apocalyptic world, with melodic songs built out of raw, heavy guitars and dreamy, reverb-soaked Farfisa organ. The second EP, Headless Pin Up Girl, has a more pop-forward feel to it, with Mia Lust’s lyrics getting deeply personal as she openly reflects on her place in the world as a transgender woman.
The band’s debut album, Calf of the Sacred Cow, is due out in February 2018 on PNKSLM, and like all of Chemtrails’ output so far it was recorded and produced in Lust and Orlova’s living room. The album sees the band exploring wider territory and includes some their most unusual psychedelic power-pop songs yet, as well as their heaviest, most aggressive garage rock numbers.
Chemtrails’ Calf of the Sacred Cow is due on February 9, 2018 via PNKSLM Recordings on limited edition vinyl and digitally.
Calf of the Sacred Cow
1. A Killer or a Punchline
2. A Beautiful Cog in the Monolithic Death Machine
5. Lizard Empire
6. Watch Evil Grow
7. Usual Freaks
9. Dead Air
10. Ghosts of My Dead Cats
Press for Chemtrails
“It’s a neat introduction – the vocals veer from scream to sigh, while the guitars have a crunch as light as October leaves. Entrancing yet also oddly unsettling, you can check it out below.” – Clash
“Over breezy harmonies and chilled out guitar parts, Lust’s lyrics highlight the dichotomy between being told you can be anything you want and yet still feeling confined and misunderstood by friends, all of which served to broadly describe Lust’s eventual decision to come out as transgender and begin transitioning.” – Stereogum
“Powering through words of confusion and dismay with an forceful elation, “Deranged” is a storm of resolution purpose crafted for cutting loose and fancy free.” – The Line of Best Fit
“brimming with post-apocalyptic themes not unlike the current U.S. political climate” – The Le Sigh
“the end of the world has never sounded so good” – The Line of Best Fit
“one of the autumn’s most promising arrivals” – GoldFlakePaint
“produces the kind of buzz that levitates above your skin, and transports you out of your headspace, even if for just a few minutes” – The Grey Estates