Black Pus, “1000 Years”

Reggie McCafferty

Black Pus

Black Pus, the noisy side project by Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chipendale, premiers the song “1000 Years” off the upcoming album All My Relations. “1000 Years” is fast and weird, a disgusting bass tone driving the song forward while looped effects and howling vocals play overtop. The screeches and buzzes are backed by steady drums, providing for a constant beneath all the chaos. The song is wild, reckless and terrifying all at once, yet still manages to maintain a semblance of structure, keeping itself from corroding entirely into noisy oblivion.

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All My Relations is set to be the 8th release by Black Pus, a significant achievement for a band that's intended to be a side project. Chipendale began the project in 2006, putting out a slew of CD-Rs and several records since that time. Following up his 2012 self-released Pus Mortem album, Chipendale moved from his usual 4-track to the studio for the Thrill Jockey release, cleaning up his sound to create what he calls “a hifi affair.”

All My Relations is due out March 19 with Thrill Jockey on CD, LP and digital. Black Pus will take off in May in support of the album, see the dates below.

May
03 Boston, MA- Cambridge Elks Lounge
04 Buffalo, NY- Sound Lab
05 Cleveland, OH- Happy Dog
07 Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle
09 St.Paul, MN- Turf Club *
10 Omaha, NE- Slowdown
11 Denver, CO- Larimer Lounge
13 Salt Lake City, UT- Kilby Court
14 Boise, ID- Neurolux
15 Seattle, WA- Black Lodge ^
16 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
18 San Francisco, CA- Hemlock Tavern
19 Oakland, CA- Lobot Gallery
20 Los Angeles, CA- The Smell #
22 San Diego, CA- Soda Bar
23 Tucson, AZ- Topaz Tundra
24 Albuquerque, NM- Small Engine
26 Austin, TX- Mohawk (Inside)
29 Atlanta, GA- The Earl
30 Raleigh, NC- Kings Barcade
31 Baltimore, MD- Golden West %
June
01 Philadelphia, PA- PhilaMOCA
02 Brooklyn, NY- Death By Audio

*Skoal Kodiak, Seawhores
^MTNS, Numbs
#Foot Village, Street Buddy

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