Premiere: tunic — Boss EP

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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:

07/24 – Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
07/25 – Edmonton, AB @ Sewing Machine Factory
07/26 – Calgary, AB @ 510
07/27 – Abbotsford, BC @ Carport Manor
07/28 – Vancouver, BC @ 333
07/29 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
07/31 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
08/01 – Corvallis, OR @ Interzone
08/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Top Space
08/04 – Fullerton, CA @ Programme HQ
08/05 – Long Beach, CA @ 4th Street Vine
08/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Lunchbox
08/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Hi-Tones w/ Super Thief
08/09 – Austin, TX @ Beerland w/ Super Thief
08/11 – Little Rock, @ Hollow House
08/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Sinkhole
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ The Burlington
08/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ High Dive
08/15 – Madison, WI @ Mickey’s
08/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Mansion
08/17 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will

The band will be self-releasing Boss next Friday. Pre-order the 7″ here.

Eli Enis | @eli_enis