OMG Trash Talk Has the Plague! AHHHH

Now that lame indie blogger nerd listmania has subsided, it’s time to get back to business. What business might that be? Why the business of talking about hardcore punk and drone music that 99.9% of the population doesn’t care about, of course! But that’s okay, because most people are retarded and devoid of good taste anyways. Today’s post is about one of the Super Avant Garde Postmodernism Counterculture (why the fuck did I choose such a long blog title?) darlings, Trash Talk.

We’re at the beginning of a new year, and hope springs eternal! Everyone is making those big life changes such as– “I’m going to get in shape this year!” and “I’m going to stop smoking!” We’re even getting a new president to change the course of the country later this year! Yay! Yes, it’s a time of year when most people are being optimistic toward the future (aka, being idiots). But not Trash Talk. They realize that this country and world is nothing more than a vile mass of shit filled with horrible people whose own awful tendencies will rend civilization asunder someday.

You’re not going to get in shape. You’re not going to stop smoking. Come December, you’re going to be sitting on your ass eating Doritos, taking a drag off your cigarette and watching re-runs of horse shit reality television programming while our country prepares to be driven further into the abyss by another vapid asshole (or cunt) in a suit. This is pure, blackened cynicism, folks, and that’s what Trash Talk’s latest is all about. Their new 7 inch EP Plagues paints the portrait of a post apocalyptic landscape with only a few survivors struggling to see the next day.

This desolate setting serves as the backdrop for six violent blasts of Trash Talk’s increasingly popular hardcore punk. Just as swiftly as Plagues kicks you in the teeth, it disappears against an orange and red burnt out cityscape left in ruin. That means Plagues is only about five and a half minutes long. But that’s okay. When “Lepers to Feed the Lepers” and “Kill the Snakes” are sawing at your carcass with jagged guitars and throat-ripping screams, you won’t even care.

Plagues comes in three different color schemes on vinyl– mine was red, orange, and yellow. And it looks gorgeous. The layout features artwork depicting a post apocalyptic landscape filled with corpses overrun by a plague of insects. It’s a very calming image to me.

Plagues hits stores tomorrow. Buy it.


~ by theoberlander on January 14, 2008.

One Response to “OMG Trash Talk Has the Plague! AHHHH”

  1. live review from 2 days ago, i was blown away:

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