Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Stuck - "The Punisher"

Photo by Alexa Viscius

Post-punk is a wildly varied genre, and Stuck are playing around with that. The Chicago band have a new single out, "The Punisher," that is combining different aspects of post-punk. The song has the playful, dance friendly bounce of Shopping, the punkier edge of shame, and the brass based freak outs of James Chance & The Contortions. It's the kind of song that starts off tame enough, but as it goes on it starts careening wildly out of control with only the rhythm section barely containing it. This is the kind of song that only gets more infectious with repeat listens. Stuck are a band we're going to want to get to know sooner than later.

Greg Obis says of his band's new song:

It hits all the boxes of what this band can do: it’s goofy, but there’s a lot of intricate guitar interplay, and at the end, there’s a big payoff. It's about fanatic QAnon and MAGA weirdos who think they are breaking a cycle that doesn't really exist."

You can watch the video for "The Punisher" below. Freak Frequency is due out May 26 on Born Yesterday Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Stuck, check out the band on Instagram and Facebook. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

04.14 - Louisville, KY - Whirling Tiger04.15 - Murfreesboro, TN - Punk Rock Flea Market06.01 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups06.02 - Cincinnati, OH - Lambda Research06.03 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village (Record Release)06.06 - Indianapolis, IN - Lé Court06.07 - Nashville, TN - DRKMTTR06.08 - Atlanta, GA - 52906.09 - Orlando, FL - Framework Coffee06.10 - Tampa, FL - Hooch and Hive06.12 - Savannah, GA - El Rocko06.13 - Asheville, NC - Static Age06.14 - Raleigh, NC - Neptunes06.15 - Washington, DC - Pie Shop06.16 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas06.17 - New York, NY - Alphaville06.18 - New Haven, CT - TBA06.20 - Boston, MA - O’Briens06.21 - Portland, ME - New Systems 06.22 - Montreal, QB - L’Esco06.23 - Toronto, ON - Baby G06.24 - Detroit, MI - PJ’s Lager House

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