My favorite song from Weeping Icon’s ‘Eyeball Under’, jointly released by Kanine Records and Fire Talk on July 14th might not be a song at all.
At fifty-five seconds long, “–” is a brooding exploratory interlude of wonderful tribal metallic textures that leads into my next favorite, “Teeth (& a handbag).” Weeping Icon as a band may be new, but its members are Brooklyn punk scene veterans. Fans of Advaeta will certainly recognize the familiar high-energy performance the four-piece bring. “I’m not afraid of you this time,” vocalist and drummer Lani Combier-Kapel belts over a textured wall of fuzz on “Jail Billz,” a female response to male aggression. The band explains, “If you touch me and I have to fight you, you’re paying for my jail bills.”
The attack lightens up slightly as they move into “Warts,” the eight-track EP’s next song, a more melodic groove where the recording’s production shines. Again, on “Inauguration” the textures take the forefront while yelps, screams, and bellows drive home the energy of the track. And by the time we reach “Germs” and through the end of the EP, if you’re not listening to it loud by now, you’re doing it wrong.
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