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When: Thu., Jan. 21, 9:30 p.m. 2016

Since 2008 drummer Ed Bornstein and bassist Adam Luksetich have composed the pushy, terse drums-and-bass postpunk duo Foul Tip. This March will see the release of Forever Drifting, a massive collection of driving, droney punk that doubles as the band’s debut full-length (released via formerly Chicago-based label Captcha Records). Both members of Foul Tip are total rippers: Bornstein’s busy, crystal-clear beats create a whirlwind of a foundation for the dirty, simplistic melodic bass lines of Luksetich (who is also a member of the backing band for Circuit Des Yeux), while they sing fractured, misanthropic lyrics through obtuse, sour harmonies. Forever Drifting showcases the band’s ability to channel the rhythmic acrobatics of Fugazi and the tightly wound energy of Wire and mix it all with the high-volume, beyond-heavy bass tones of Big Business. At this show, however, Foul Tip celebrates the rerelease of 2013’s out-of-print EP Heaven Now, which is getting unleashed back into the wild on cassette by local label Maximum Pelt Records.

Luca Cimarusti

Price: $7

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