The Catheters are a scourge on pretty boy rock and roll, a festering wound in the ear of all things delicate, a hot razor blade slashing through tight knots of control. This is the band you listen to when your girlfriend leaves you cold, when you get tired of your boss using your spine as his sidewalk, when you want to put a fist through a wall. You grew up on the Germs and The Pagans, took a left turn into Pere Ubu, Electric Eels, and Pussy Galore, and injected 60s garage-psyche like The Yardbirds, Blue Cheer, and Love into your veins at a young age. The Catheters are your catharsis for maniacal living. So when frontman Brain Standeford screams, “I’ve been tied to the eyes of confusion,” on the new albums “Red Flags to White,” he sings it with that sweat-drenched, red-eyed resolution you understand.
If you listened to the bands last tumultuous release, 2002s Static Delusions and Stone-Still Days_, you know the Catheters don’t play the kind of music for gazing at your Converse. This is the band that jolted the British and American press to attention with Static, the boys that rocked London’s sold-out Electric Ballroom with Mudhoney on a tour through the UK when only half the Catheters were of drinking age. In the last couple of years, they’ve also shared stages with such critical darlings as Burning Brides, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Federation X, and Division of Laura Lee, among others.
“_Howling… It Grows and Grows!!!":http://www.subpop.com/megamart is the Seattle bands third full-length of pent-up brawlers, and they’re still radiating the same dark, perilous edge, working once again with respected producer John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Unwound, Blonde…
Howling… is the Seattle band’s third full-length of pent-up brawlers, and they’re still radiating the same dark, perilous edge — working once again with respected producer John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney,…
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