Homebase: Olympia, WA.
Members: Justin Trosper, Brandt Sandeno, Kris Cunningham, Meg Cunningham
Formed in early 2011.
First show in March 2012. Have played several shows in the Pacific Northwest with the likes Metz, Bitch Magnet, Mosquito Hawk, Wimps, Kinski, Hungry Ghost.
Survival Knife has two members of the mighty 90’s rock legends Unwound (Justin Trosper, Brandt Sandeno).
“While Justin’s voice and guitar tone are unmistakably his, which hence makes it very reminiscent of Unwound, Survival Knife are quite a different band. For starters, there’s no use of the wall-of-feedback trick that was an important part of Unwound. If anything, most of the songs are a lot like Young Ginns or Worst Case Scenario (Trosper and Sandeo band projects of the 90’s), musically, though much catchier. There were slower songs too. Overall, They’re more proggy & hardcore. ..and super tight. I admit to being too much of an Amon Duul II freak, but the very complex song structures and live presence reminded me a lot of early AD2….The most important thing is that I’ve never seen a band with Justin and Brandt look happier. Justin was especially mobile and witty. If I was kinda/sorta into the idea of an Unwound reunion before, that pining is now squashed. I’m much happier to see Survival Knife blow the fuck up in the next year or so instead.” —Ilxor.com thread.
“…That’s right, two of the three founders of Unwound…playing music together. And it sounds very Unwound-y. This is the best, happiest surprise of 2012 so far for fans of that band. Survival Knife performed for the first time in Olympia, WA during the final days of March, and a sounboard recording of…
The second 7" release from Olympia, WA trio Survival Knife is here!
A side: Divine Mob
B Side: Snakebit
- No tour dates scheduled at this time.