UNION POOL PRESENTS TW0 STELLAR NIGHTS IN APRIL:
FRIDAY APRIL 3RD:
PAMPERS W/ BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS, FOSTER CARE
DJ DARKY RAMONE
SATURDAY APRIL 4TH:
PAMPERS W/ SPRAY PAINT, BEECH CREEPS
DJ BRIAN TURNER (WFMU)
Pampers relentless breakneck tempos and all-out aggression tilt the band more punk than art. Self-described as “thug pop”, the band’s sound is a brutal psyched-out pummeling with hooks fighting to be heard beneath the din. Their debut album, “Pampers” is twelve tracks that explodes with “Eruptions” and doesn’t let up until “Head Bag” fizzles out in a whirl of guitar noise and the band’s equipment buzzing. Everything in between is a cavernous whomp of mongoloid vox, primitive yet precise drumming and a cloud of warped sonics swirling above the rock n’ roll thud; Pampers delivers. A 4-song 7″ was released in December and you can check that out here.
Their debut LP was a tough act to follow, but this does the trick.“ Pitchfork
“…waging an assault on NYC (and eardrums) for the last two years with their blisteringly loud, snaggletooth artpunk…If you haven’t seen them live yet, you should remedy that — Pampers are killer live.” Brooklyn Vegan
“These fellas have the dangerous, off-kilter distorto-punk thing down, and may even be adding a new chapter themselves.“
Buck Biloxi And The Fucks:
“I don’t think I need to give Buck Biloxi & The Fucks much of an introduction. If you’ve been paying any attention at all to punk rock this past year, you must already know and love them. I think this band is awesome, buy all of their records because they all rule, and I mean every word of that. But also think about this: good and “dumb” music only works when there’s someone who is actually smart at the controls.” Terminal Boredom (read interview here)
“One man’s “sloppy” is another man’s “shindig.” That is the essential truism you should keep in mind when checking out local loonies Foster Care. In the fine tradition of later-2000s Brooklyn dive-dwelling riff-rammers like Live Fast Die and DC Snipers, Foster Care get faster, more furious, and drunker with each tune, while (usually) holding together their downhill-sans-brakes momentum.“Village Voice
Foster Care will release a brand new album ‘Sterilization’ this Spring through Total Punk Records.
All sorts of post-punk history gushes through the music of Austin’s Spray Paint. Every review I’ve read of them references at least a couple classic bands, and deservedly so: the trio’s frantic rants glisten with sweat generated by decades of post-punk workouts. That sweat also pushes them beyond mimicry. The exhilarating execution of their taut-yet-rubbery songs puts Spray Paint’s music squarely in the present tense. Pitchfork
Beech Creeps formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 2013, The trio is comprised of former members of Ex Models, Knyfe Hyts, Pterodactyl and Yeasayer. They quickly became favorites around the community for their balls out live shows and have just released their debut album Beech Creeps, on Monofonus Records.
Check out the calendar for upcoming shows