Premiere: tunic — Boss EP
Posted: by The Editor
By the end of the month, those of us in the 50 states may be facing the reality of no healthcare and an internet model that’s conducive to a titanic corporate reign over every facet of our digital lives. It’s a stressful time to live here, and an ever-increasing feeling of hopelessness that looms over us like a black cloud makes it difficult to know where to turn to.
Boss, the latest EP from the Winnipeg trio tunic, sets melody and songwriting conventions ablaze, torching through four of the most dissonant, feral punk tracks of the year so far. Regardless of their location outside of the states, and whether or not the lyrical themes here are even vaguely political, this music is a fantastic outlet for all of the pent-up anxiety and rage that the last few months have caused us. Boss screeches with layers of distortion and pounding rhythms that keep your ears attuned despite its recklessness and violent approach to noise punk. Think the most intense parts of the latest Big Ups and Idles records, except carried on for 10 minutes straight.
Stream all four tracks and check out tunic’s string of West Coast/Canadian dates below:
The band will be self-releasing Boss next Friday. Pre-order the 7″ here.
Eli Enis | @eli_enis