Just ahead of a U.S. tour kicking off next week in Minneapolis, Chicago trio Meat Wave release a new song called “Bad Man” today. The song finds vocalist/guitarist Christopher Sutter in a moment of self-reflection after the tumultuous demise of an 11-year relationship, and appears on the band’s forthcoming album The Incessant, out February 17 through SideOneDummy Records.
Recorded with legendary Chicago engineer Steve Albini, The Incessant is a bracing, emotional punk record that confronts taking responsibility for your actions with dark humour and self-deprecation. It draws major influence from The Breeders, Hot Snakes, and even Fiona Apple as much as Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex and the poems of Emily Dickinson.
Pre-orders for The Incessant are available now: smarturl.it/TheIncessant
About Meat Wave:
Formed in 2011 out of the ashes of various Chicago bands, Christopher Sutter (guitar, vocals), Joe Gac (bass) and Ryan Wizniak (drums) were no strangers to the thriving underground scene of the city. Just a year later, the trio released their first collection of songs and that’s all it would take to start garnering attention. Their last album, 2015’s Delusion Moon, was a blistering master class in abrasive post-punk, simultaneously referencing Hot Snakes, the disgruntled lyricism of Shellac and a little bit of The Jesus Lizard’s fire-spitting sneer just for good measure.