After being too-long out of print on LP, we reissued The Thermals first three LPs, More Parts Per Million, Fuckin’ A, and The Body, The Blood, The Machine, this week on glorious colored vinyl. We’ve also released unto the world Survival Knife’s debut 7". They’re from Olympia, Washington’s and feature two members of Northwest legends Unwound. If that pedigree and this seven inch are any indication (and it stands to reason that they are), this band’s going to continue to make remarkable music.
Survival Knife hail from Olympia, WA, and the “Traces of Me” b/w “Name That Tune” single is their first release (if you don’t count a soundboard recording of their first show that has been gathering praise all over the internet). The band – which features two of the three founding members of Northwest legends Unwound – pulls together elements of Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes, Black Flag’s mid-period mathematical lurch, King Crimson and of course Unwound for a taut and catchy post-hardcore crunch. Since their live debut in March 2012, they have shared stages with the likes of METZ, Bitch Magnet, Kinski and Hungry Ghost.
Pre-order “Traces of Me” b/w “Name That Tune” here.
Listen to “Name That Tune” here.