Local four-piece Pink Avalanche
, led by sound engineer and former Atombombpocketknife front man Che Arthur, are releasing their debut record next week, and are celebrating it with a listening party at the Burlington on Memorial Day, Mon 5/27, at 9 PM. The postpunk project sees a lot of local underground veterans coming together to create an excellent racket. Pink Avalanche—whose lineup is rounded out by drummer Adam Reach (formerly of Poison Arrows), guitarist Kortland Chase (who was in Chatty Cathy), and bassist Pete Croke (who plays in about 200 bands, including Tight Phantomz
, and Reds and Blue)—blend Hot Snakes-styled rhythmic pummeling, Husker Du-inspired rough melodic bent, and atonal guitar meandering a la Fugazi. It's an odd and exciting combination of flavors that perfectly showcases the vast array of voices and influences the members of this band bring to the table. You can stream the new album, Wraiths
, after the jump, but the party on Monday night celebrates the release of a copy you can actually own.
Austin- and Chicago-based label Past/Futures Records is putting out a digital version available for purchase at the label's website as well as at iTunes, Amazon, Insound, Spotify, Rdio, and the web store on Pink Avalanche's page. At Monday's event the band will start up a listening party in the front room at 9 PM; once Wraiths wraps up, band members will spend the rest of the night DJing some of their favorite records. The bar will also be serving a Pink Avalanche specialty cocktail.
The party's free, and if you're interested in taking in some live music, a pretty awesome show is happening in the back room as well.
You can stream Wraiths in its entirety below.
Luca Cimarusti writes about local music on Thursday.