LUNGBUTTER (CAN, Constellation Records) + MORE TBA
No Wave | Post Punk | a group too Heavy for Grunge |
LUNGBUTTER (CAN, Constellation Records)
Lungbutter is the Montréal-based trio of Ky Brooks, Kaity Zozula, and Joni Sadler. The three friends have been mainstays of the vibrant experimental noise/rock community in the city for several years, having put in time as members of numerous bands including Femmaggots, Harsh Reality, Caymans, Nennen, Wreckage With Stick and Nag.
Since forming in 2013, Lungbutter has played frequently in Montréal with sporadic excursions to DIY spaces around eastern North America.
Lungbutter’s minimal guitar-drums-voice configuration is rooted in a visceral, ascetic punk idiom, refracted variously by free-noise, sludge rock and slowcore. Zozula marshals chaotic motifs of full-spectrum distorto-guitar, occupying a huge tonal space from low-end bass to paint-peeling treble, redolent of blown-out Melvins/Flipper fuzz and equally indebted to the frenetic dissonance of Keiji Haino or Merzbow. Song structures coalesce around guitar riffs of shifting tempos and the backbone of Sadler’s muscular, deliberate drums, while Brooks’ voice – at once mantric and declarative – deconstructs one brilliant lyrical theme after another, dancing along the knife-edge of dispassionate acerbic examination and wide-eyed cathartic revelation.
“Lungbutter’s debut full-length is proof positive: it is a relentlessly adventurous piece of work, thrilling in its ambition.”
– Loud and Quiet
“Honey demonstrates the band’s sonic breadth even if the songs are set in stone. Zozula concocts these anti-riffs that approach no wave one minute and doom the next, while Sadler patiently punctuates the ideas with tension and relief as Brooks’s recitative vocals float over the dissonant chaos in a state of free association hypnosis.”
“It’s scum and shine balanced in a deliberate and perfect way by a band with enough experience to know that if anything were to shift, it wouldn’t be quite right.”
– Post Trash
GOOD READ: Lungbutter Breathe New Life Into Montreal’s DIY Scene! >> https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/lungbutter-honey-interview & https://www.loudandquiet.com/interview/from-the-heart-of-montreals-thriving-experimental-scene-come-lungbutter-a-group-too-heavy-for-grunge/
thanks to: Matt Putrino, UPSET THE RHYTHM – TOURS, LONDON, UK >> www.upsettherhythm.co.uk
CONSTELLATION RECORDS, LUNGBUTTER