Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unrealeased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Vice” by The Black Clouds, from their 2017 album, After All, on Capacitor Records.
Jack Endino, as well as Mudhoney’s frontman Mark Arm, inevitably find their way gutturally growling on a Mad Max-raging track like “Vice.” Those are two forces of noisey nature to reckoned with. Dan Matthews quips, “We were really psyched when Mark Arm agreed to sing ‘Vice’. He came into the studio like a punk rock tornado and ripped through it in one or two takes. It was incredible.” Clocking in at just over two and half minutes, this Dominated by highly caffeinated and overdriving guitar, melodically riffing octaves, and head-banging drums, there’s no way in hell that you’ll give up on this “Vice” After All.
The Black Clouds are playing in NJ tonight, in Baltimore March 18, and in Seattle April 1 (hopefully that’s not a joke on us). To keep tabs on more shows and news to come, check out their Facebook and website and enjoy “Photograph” from their 2017 album After All via the video below.