We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Tampa, Florida corrosive quartet Meatwound’s new album Largo (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released on May 12th through Magic Bullet Records.
Keep your eyes peeled for a music video for the album’s track “Pigs” shortly.
After a successful run in support of their critically-acclaimed Addio debut, Meatwound has returned with seven more songs of ungodly sonic devastation with Largo. While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found intact on Largo, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding results this time around. The aural attack has once again been captured by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, just south of Largo, Florida, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. As with the debut, the visuals have once again been executed by former Florida Man Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.
Largo is the second LP offering from Tampa’s Meatwound, the outfit’s depraved cast comprised of punk/hardcore scene veterans collectively hailing from the likes of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and others. Their Addio debut took home the “Best Heavy” trophy from Creative Loafing’s 2015 Critic’s Choice Awards, and was described in Decibel Magazine’s review as, “a bassheavy, guitar-chaotic, drum-puncturing, vocal-strained noise-rock thing of beauty. Six tracks of ’90s worship that have plucked juicy bits from all over to create a lovely smorgasbord of punk, hardcore and pigfuck: the Jesus Lizard groove in ‘I Am Transgressor’; the cement mixer riffing in ‘Meat Pack’ reminiscent of Coalesce; the feedback breakdowns that drive a lot like Jehu; and even a few spazzy interludes that show the lineage back to the No Idea roster from yesteryear.”
May 08 – WMNF 88.5 FM radio performance
May 12 – American Legion Post 111 – Tampa, FL *Largo release show w/ Thunderclap, Shot
May 13 – High Dive – Gainesville, FL w/ Thunderclap, Dozier [Facebook Event]
June 10 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ The Absence, Dead To Fall, Queen of Ex [Tickets]