Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Philadelphia’s purveyors of pummeling post-hardcore / power-violence sonics, BACKSLIDER, will release the 2-song ‘Death Residue‘ EP via Nerve Altar in June.
The follow-up to 2016’s ‘Motherfucker’ finds the band – Logan (guitar, vocals), Patrick (drums), and Jake (bass) – exploring an increased amount of differing musical styles. Be it grunge or Alt. Rock, sludge, or hardcore, the trio aptly crushes any divisional lines in the aural avalanche of their output.
The band shared the following about the new recording:
“With this EP, we wanted to document the ‘growing pains’ of starting this journey with Jake (Creggar, bassist); getting a feel for the way we all grind and groove together. The results are [a] more cohesive and natural feeling than we could’ve imagined. We never had any doubt that he was a right fit, we just didn’t expect for the songs to progress so rapidly. I think it’s equal parts intention and happy accident.
As the songs naturally lost their more hazy, stoned qualities, I think we collectively agreed to leave that shit in the past and let other bands handle that arena. We wanna brutalize people in a way that we haven’t really done before, just fucking steamroll everyone. You don’t (necessarily) have to blast or slow things to a crawl to be brutal or intense. That being said, we’re deep in the works of an LP where the blasts will inevitably make a return, but we wanted to put something out sooner than later to let y’all know we’re still crushing posers.”
Crushing posers is quite A-OK in my book and damn well should be in yours, too. Take BACKSLIDER‘s ‘Death Residue‘ EP for a spin below and see, or hear, for yourself how it feels. You can pre-order / purchase the EP HERE.
You can catch BACKSLIDER at either of these upcoming live assaults:
June 1- Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker
June 2- Montreal, QC @ The Katacombs (Earslaughter Festival)