We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of These Beasts’ new song “End of the Whip” (listen below). The track is taken from the band;s forthcoming self-titled EP, which is scheduled to be released on March 22, 2019 through Magnetic Eye Records. You can pre-order the album here.
The band commented:
Some of our best songs just come together organically, without much effort. About a month or so before we were set to go into the studio we were just messing around with some ideas and then all of the sudden we were writing ‘End of the Whip.’ We were only booked to do 5 songs but it ended up being one of our favorites and we had enough time and decided to record it.
About the band:
These Beasts formed via one of those serendipitous plot lines where a guy who’s been in tons of bands moves to town (Chris to Chicago), meets and hits it off with a local drummer (Keith Anderson) based on shared music tastes, and they orbit near each other for a few years before timely breakups and a shared practice space frees them up to build something new and huge. Add in the requisite dude who stopped playing bass but still has his killer rig (singer/bassist Todd Fabian) moving to town at the key moment, and the rest… well, you know.
These Beasts’ self-titled 6-song EP was recorded by Sanford Parker at Decade Music Studios, a historic facility that once focused on gospel recordings, situated in the old Cabrini Green neighborhood of Chicago. The record is thick and buzzing with angular, driving riffs and noisy grooves. Elements of everything from Rosetta to Botch break the surface, and a pervasive assuredness confirms the band’s talent and distinctive vision.
With all members writing together, These Beasts’ songs originate via everything from hummed riffs to immaculate spontaneous jams that fall inexplicably into place. Unafraid to scrap anything, they’re endlessly winnowing their material to deliver fierce, singular energy, finished with lyrics that balance the autobiographical and metaphorical.