Noise comes in all shapes and sizes, but there’s something particularly prickly about “Pocket.” The song—which is being debuted here—appears on Wet, the four-song debut by the Olympia-based band Strange Wilds. It makes sense that this caliber of fractured racket was incubated in Washington; shades of Nirvana’s fucked-up punk side can be heard on the track’s throat-scorching vocals and gluey riffs, along with a smear of snarled, ’80s hardcore. In little over two minutes, an overflowing Dumpster’s worth of filthy distortion and festering belligerence come pouring out of Strange Wild’s clearly disturbed and/or shitfaced members. Either way, “Pocket” is full of rotten goodness.
Wet will be released June 2 via Inimical Records.
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