Siren Suit just released third and newest album “Monstrous Chitterings” on Friday, November 5 in cd format at MOTR Pub, as well as on streaming services (Spotify, Youtube, Reverb, iTunes, etc.). Listen ‘Bandoliers’ the January 11th in Formula Indie
The album was recorded at The Lodge in Dayton, Kentucky by John Hoffman (Vacation, Swim Team) in November of 2020 and January 2021. Steve Wethington (Disaster Class, New Fidelity Studios) subsequently tracked overdubs and mixed the album over the following months. Mike Montgomery (R. Ring, Thistle, Sofaburn Records, Candyland Recording Studio) was once again wearing the mastering engineer’s cap.
The collection consists of songs mostly written and developed during lockdown. The band podded down and practiced in the open air on each other’s porches with little parlor guitars and a single snare drum. The music is still heavy, but displays a more melodic and song-based aesthetic. Vocal harmonies have been taken up many notches and arrangements are more carefully considered. There are also many added touches that band had yet to explore: organ, double bass by Erin Proctor (Tongue & Lips, Eat Sugar), parlor and 12 string guitars by Kyle Knapp, and of course some tasteful dabs of tambourine sprinkled throughout. Imagine if Melvins teamed up with Simon & Garfunkel and the guitars and barks of Ian McKaye.
The cd hard copy comes with original art by myself and Natalie Grubbs, as well as a nifty lyric insert.
RIYL: Melvins, Devo, Fugazi, King’s X, Black Angels, QOTSA, Jesus Lizard, Faraquet, Slint, Shellac
About Siren Suit:
Siren Suit creates visceral high-volume rock music. Comprised of Dave Cupp (Caterpillar Tracks, Old City) on guitar/voice, Kyle Knapp (The Turkeys) on Bass/Vocals, and Matt Retherford (Royal Holland, Minor Leagues) on Drums. Their raucous proto post-punk dances between the pummeling power of The Melvins and the dynamic interplay of Devo.
The band also set to open up for Human Impact (Ipecac Records) at Southgate House Revival on Friday, December 10 along with Knife The Symphony and Child Bite (Detroit).
Human Impact is a noise-rock supergroup consisting of members of Cop Shoot Cop, Swans, Xiu Xiu, and Unsane.