We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Piss Test’s self-titled album (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released on May 5th through Dirt Cult Records (US) and Taken By Surprise Records (EU). You can purchase the album here.
Piss Test formed in Portland, Oregon when drummer Rodrigo Diaz was mandated to urinate in a plastic jar in order to secure steady work.
Rodrigo brought up the idea of forming a punk band idea to former Red Don, Zach Brooks. They decided to forgo looking for a bass player, and teach Zach’s better-half Samantha Gladu to play. Rodrigo and Zach figured the last thing the world needs is another punk band with three aging dudes. After all, the couple-plus-a-drummer lineup worked for Dead Moon. And like Toody before her, Samantha quickly became the driving force of the band, making it her mission to encourage women to start bands and telling the creeps to fuck off.
What’s with the Dead Moon references? Piss Test don’t sound like Dead Moon! None of them even own a leather vest. You would like specific references? Think about the angrier side of early Texas or SoCal punk, with a dose of the Great Pacific Northwest (where bands can’t help but sound a little bit like The Wipers). Piss Test have also had several comparisons to Proletariat, which they weren’t really going for, but don’t complain about.
Following their debut album and a few seven-inches on various labels, Piss Test toured under the clever ruse of being the “biggest band in Europe” because Germans don’t understand irony. The band will be back to Europe in the Fall of 2017 (if their new authoritarian leader permits it). On the new record, some songs are funny; some songs are serious; but none are autobiographical, because – if you can’t tell by reading this press release – Piss Test don’t like writing about themselves.