Photo by Omari Spears
Joining the list of bands we're too old to admit we love based on their name alone is Birthday Ass. The band is comprised of members that met at the New England Conservatory. The jazz influence and background is audible in "Blah," but the song is not even close to being a standard jazz track. Instead it lives in the middle ground of noise punk and improvisational jazz, leaning more on the noise punk ide of things. It reminds me of a mixture of early, noisier Guerilla Toss and later, more party band Guerilla Toss. "Blah" is a weird, artsy, discordant, jazzy, rock song. It's one of those sounds that isn't going to be for everyone, but if this works for you, it's going to lead to a die hard obsession.
You can watch the video for "Blah" below. Head of the Household is due out on April 23 on Ramp Local. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Birthday Ass, check out the band on Facebook and Bandcamp.