This Saturday at the Empty Bottle
courtesy the artist
, two hot local trios celebrate new records: headliners Absolutely Not welcome their brand-new spazz-punk opus Errors
into the world, and noise-rock trio Montrose Man release their debut album, Lazy Looker
, into the wild.
Montrose Man are a super-loud grungy outfit fronted by Bleach Party's Meg MacDuff
and featuring Matt Haywood of postpunks Beat Drun Juel
on drums. They combine the influences of heady Touch and Go noise-rock and pummeling Sub Pop grunge, and by adding a huge dose of MacDuff's distinctive melodic sense they transform those sounds into something that's simultaneously miserable and epic.
, engineered by Meat Wave bassist Joe Gac, will be out via local label Midwest Action on CD and cassette this weekend. In advance of the release, Montrose Man have dropped a video for the song "Tom Waits for No One," which the Reader
is presenting in an exclusive premiere. It's creepy, unsettling, and super fun—just like the band.