The Catheters / Howling...It Grows and Grows!!! - SP618
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, Unwound, Blonde Redhead) — only now they’ve coaxed out new textures to coarsen the mix. There’s the guitar groove snaking into “Ravenous Animal,” the squalls of noise rock experimentation on “Between the Creases” and “Reaction,” and Standeford’s trademark alleycat howl, the fourth weapon in the Catheters’ arsenal. Howling… is alive, feral and twitching with energy.
Released: May 18, 2004
Seattle rock band The Catheters have already, despite their tender age, released one full-length and a handful of singles, and spent time on the road with the likes of The Murder City Devils, Mudhoney and Motorhead (and that’s just the M’s…). An auspicious beginning, but nothing that even hints at the rock captured on this record. It’s an album that elevates and obliterates in one motion – shaking either fist or ass in the face of our collective mortality.
First LP with Sub Pop. Artwork is purposefully wonky.
Released: 2002-03-05 (CD), 2002-04-01 (LP), 2002-03-05 (MP3s)