Electric Chair - The Beat Sessions CS
Shout Recordings, 2023
Much like your crippling anxiety wrought by chronic existential dread, Shout Recordings is back with the next volume of the Beat Sessions, the undying, live-in-studio recording series. This time serving an “electrifying” performance of American, hardcore punk. 7 songs prepared by one of the finest contemporary purveyors of the genre, Olympia’s mighty Electric Chair. The material here is unstepped on, uncut, and hits like fine powder that’s been heated and concentrated into spiked leather punk crystals. Each dose enters the bloodstream before the intro riff even crashes into the first verse. The high dissipates by the chorus, leaving the user fiending and scratching for the next 65 second hit. This frantic cycle perpetuates for the entire unrelenting 9 minutes of the performance. The withdrawal hits fast. And hard. And you will flip the tape time and time again. Notching the volume higher with every play. Feeling the sweet, numbing release. The only feeling you even care about having anymore. Ease the pain. Make it all go away with Electric Chair’s Beat Sessions.