The Locust, ‘New Erections’ (Anti-)
Though they’ve been a turd in the Warped punch bowl since 1994, San Diego synth-grind iconoclasts the Locust have finally gotten around to irritating the rest of the planet. And as with 2003’s Plague Soundscapes, they sound more relevant and confrontational than upstarts ten years their junior. Simultaneously discombobulating and Swiss-watch precise, New Erections spikes and short-circuits with electronic hiccups that’d make a computer programmer’s brain itch. It also marks the Locust’s first major creative leap in years: employing jarring edits and logic-defying changes that lean more toward Digital Hardcore than hardcore punk.
Now Hear This: The Locust – “We Have Reached an Official Verdict: Nobody Gives a Shit” DOWNLOAD MP3