DOWNLOAD: Ho-Ag, “Paint the Navy” (mp3)
It’s been documented — with marker, in the girls’ stall at the Abbey Lounge no less! — that Locust-y frazzle-punks Ho-Ag are capable of rocking people’s faces off. But they’ve been so busy changing masks and sledgehammering hyphens to subgenres that their records were more like party favors from a bloody car wreck (or a Birthday Party reunion) than indicators of long-term commitment to any one sonic ideal. This track, from their latest found-sound apocalypse, The Word from Pluto, congeals around circusy keybs and hairpin stunt guitars while frontguy Matt Parish hot-thrashes his way through dissident Wikipedia entries from the ends of time. Not only is tonight's show at Great Scott their record release party, it's their first comeback show since Parish had his jaw Kanye West-ed by a gang of Bay Area thugs. Look out below.