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Exclusive: Heavy Heavy Low Low Stream Entire New Album on SPIN.com

Have a listen to the spacey math-rock act's just-released sophomore set, Turtle Nipple and the Toxic Shock.

Matt Kiser // August 20, 2008

Heavy Heavy Low Low’s pummeling assault of experimental thrash rock explodes with eruptive force. And here, you can experience the sonic flogging for yourself with SPIN.com’s exclusive stream of the band’s sophomore record, Turtle Nipple and the Toxic Shock, which dropped yesterday on Ferret Music. Check out the album via the player below.

The San Jose, CA, quintet’s frenetic, and sometimes cartoonish, affect is on display in the album’s psychedelic artwork and opening cut “Hahahahahahaha,” a 39-second collection of electrical white noise and ambient industrial decay sounds. Throughout the album, the spazztastic rockers build on their punk and hardcore roots, adding elements of math-rock’s nimble fretboard wizardry and grind’s bombast.

Fittingly, Turtle Nipple and the Toxic Shock closes with the track “Please, That Bitch Will Outlive Us All,” a 15-minute bender that kicks off with aggressive breakdowns and pulsing guitar shunts before easing into a drawn-out series of monotonous modulating electrical blips as the conclusion comes in the final minute with a dance-y jungle beat. Icing on the cake? A wickedly belligerent cover of Black Flag’s “Wasted.”

Listen to the record in the player below, and catch Heavy Heavy Low Low live on a four-week tour with HORSE the Band this fall.

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Heavy Heavy Low Low tour dates:
9/2, Las Cruces, NM (Code Red Café)
9/3, San Antonio, TX (White Rabbit)
9/4, Dallas, TX (The Door)
9/5, Tulsa, OK (The Marquee)
9/6, Bartlett, TN (Singleton Community Center)
9/7, Metairie, LA (The High Ground)
9/8, Anniston, AL (Model City Records)
9/10, Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)
9/11, Orlando, FL (The Backbooth)
9/12, Jacksonville, FL (Fuel Coffeehouse)
9/13, Tampa, FL (The Springs Theatre)
9/14, Charlotte, NC (The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall)
9/15, Columbia, SC (New Brookland Tavern)
9/16, Raleigh, NC (The Brewery)
9/17, Richmond, VA (Canal Club Lounge — Downstairs)
9/18, Washington, DC (The Rock and Roll Hotel)
9/19, Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church)
9/20, Danbury, CT (Heriloom Arts Theatre)
9/21, South Hackensack, NJ (School of Rock)
9/22, Farmingdale, NY (The Crazy Donkey)
9/23, Lancaster, PA (Chameleon Club)
9/24, Akron, OH (Musica)
9/25, Warren, MI (The Ritz)
9/26, Chicago, IL (Reggie’s Rock Club)
9/27, Iowa City, IA (Picador)
9/28, St. Louis, MI (The Bluebird)
9/29, Lawrence, KN (Jackpot Saloon)
9/30, Denver, CO (Marquis Theatre)
9/1, Albuquerque, NM (Launchpad)
9/2, Las Vegas, NV (Jillian’s)