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BandCampWes: White Suns Make Comeback, Noise

The “gnarliest, ugliest crew from Death By Audio’s scum-sucking nu-pigfuck scenedrop second LP.

It’s been far too long since I’ve contracted chronic tinnitus on this benighted campus (guys: remember Insanity Weekend a year ago?), but here’s a gesture from the Great Alumni Beyond: White Suns, the punishingly dense noise rock project of Wes experimental/noise/whatever overlord Dana Matthiesen ’09 and friends, just dropped Sinews, its second LP, on Load Records. Olive Music describes the loosely apocalyptic record as “teeming with suffocating percussion, unnerving cries, and unidentifiable squall both surreal and brash,”  which I’d call fairly accurate: this is Real Good Shit, swamped in blistering pools of feedback and sludge. Fans of noise and hardcore, take note.

Matthiesen (whom you may also recognize from solo project Cancer Dance) is the only Wes alumnus involved, but White Suns has nonetheless performed on campus a handful of times in recent and not-so-recent memory—most notably for PUNK@DKE just last April. You can stream Sinews at Spin and East Village Radio—the former not only describes it as “a joyless churn painted in a dozen shades of grey,” but also manages to incorporate the phrases “Jesus-Lizard-on-rabies” and “hunger for ugly” (high-five for music criticism!). Almost but not quite as good as “scum-sucking nu-pigfuck scene.”

Scroll on for a YouTube embed and a brief email interview with Matthiesen.

PNK@DKE – This Saturday!

LOVE MOSHING?
LOVE FRAT BOYZ?
YOU’LL LOVE PNK@DKE.
It’s back. 9 punk bands. 2 stages. Round robin style. No breaks, just mayhem. Get ready for an awesome non-stop punk extravafuckingganza.
Here’s the lineup:
  • Cum Tissue (Wes)
  • The Parents (Wes)
  • Trouser Filth (Wes)
  • Honeysuck (Smith)
  • Beat the Grave (Wes)
  • 2 Ton Bug (New Haven)
  • Miami Heat (Wes)
  • White Suns (NYC)
  • Lemonpussy (Wes)
The destruction starts at 9:00 pm SHARP. It’s FREE.
Here is a video of The Creeps (RIP) playing at last year’s show.
  • Date: Saturday, April 30
  • Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Place: DKE
  • Cost: Free!
  • Facebook Event: Here