Plaque Marks "Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship" EP Release

Plaque Marks "Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship" EP Release

Buildings, Bardus, Rubber

Wed, November 15, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Plaque Marks
Plaque Marks
Debut EP Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship coming October 27th on Learning Curve Records.

Founded by three veterans of Philly's punk and hardcore scenes, whose current and recent bands include Creepoid, Fight Amp, and Ecstatic Vision, Plaque Marks pound out the rawest, most caustic music any of these musicians has ever made. The band is the self-proclaimed "stain on the smile of the Philadelphia music scene."
In Plaque Marks, these guys have abandoned all semblance of "finely tuned," "sun-baked," and "melodic," in favor of pure abrasion and bad living. Caveman drumming, tooth-rattling bass, painfully distorted guitars, and buried yells are the elements at play here, and on debut EP Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship they sound like they were recorded with one lone mic, hanging from a noose in a Philly warehouse.

Plaque Marks credit Texas legends Rusted Shut and Cherubs for inspiration, as well as the early works of contemporaries Pissed Jeans – and while some of the members' other work, particularly Fight Amp, resides in this ballpark too, Plaque Marks take it to new depths. This is noise-rock in its simplest and most corrosive state, and Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship is right at home on Minneapolis label Learning Curve Records, responsible for releases by Vaz, Hammerhead, and Gay Witch Abortion.
American punk / noise-rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
If the Melvins, Eyehategod, Unsane, and Queens of the Stone Age all somehow co-fathered some ungodly offspring, that ungodly offspring would, no doubt, sound an awful lot like Bardus.

The Philly trio's 2013 release, Solus, is by turns scratchy, scathing, and swinging; these dudes manages to hit that sweet spot between catchy and crushing again and again and again, a seemingly endless supply of cool (and often elphants-marching-tastic!) riffs at their fingertips – so even the most dissonant sections somehow retain jjjjussssttttt enough melody to prevent the music from being uninviting. Their sound is both momentous and hazy, like a giant who has just awoken from a thousand-year slumber in a swamp and is realllllllly pissed: the guitars are so fuzzy they practically need a shave, the bass is ball-rattling, and the drums hit so hard they might give you a concussion. All of these elements make Solus addictively listenable.
Local Nihilist. ex members of School Girl, Human Shapes
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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