I don't know why, but I always envision Vermont to be the Land of 1000 Jam Bands. I may or may not be right, but Burlington's Comrade Nixon shatters my preconceptions. On their latest, Comrade Nixon Takes Kentucky!, the band starts off with just a ridiculous barrage of noise on "Yellow Black." This is noise punk with extra punk. It's just fast and pounding and as in your face as it could possibly be. Seeing as Comrade Nixon is a New England based noise duo, it's going to be easy to compare them to Lightning Bolt, which is kinda fair. But Comrade Nixon seem to have a more song based approach even though their songs seem even less structured. That may not make sense now, but if you listen it somehow will. It's an approach that is far less jammy than some noise rockers and more in line with old school punk and hardcore. And it's the perfect thing to listen to in order to purge all the Christmas music you've been listening to for weeks now.
You can listen to "Action Jackson" below. Comrade Nixon Takes Kentucky! is available now via Bandcamp. For more on Comrade Nixon, check them out on Facebook.