Vancouver’s NEEDS have shared two new songs from their upcoming self-titled debut, due out May 12th via File Under: Music. VICE premiered the new single “The Only Good Condo is a Dead Condo” on Friday, stating the song “will make you want to burn down a suburb” before elaborating, “There’s something invigorating about this band that’s difficult to convey without listening to them—it’s a genuineness that most punk bands have abandoned”.
“The Only Good Condo is a Dead Condo” is a rally call against gentrification and the lyrics are pretty damn exceptional, mixing frontman Sean Orr‘s disdain for socioeconomic struggles with a sharp cynicism. NEEDS‘ music is a furious mix of post-hardcore, noise punk, and garage rock – fueled by the perfect mix of reckless abandonment and tongue-in-cheek intelligence. “The Only Good Condo is a Dead Condo” kicks off with a drunken mantra from Orr, slowly slurring the lines, “it costs so much just to live in this town”, before the band kick into an explosive and undeniably focused charge.
Also, included in this two song sampler is the song “We Forgot the Records to Our Record Release Show”, which recently premiered on Noisey / VICE. The band will be out in Austin for SXSW next week. You should check them out if you are going to be there. Let us know if you would like to interview the band.
NEEDS at SXSW 2015:
03/19 @ Bar 2211 (2211 Webberville Rd.) – 3 PM
03/19 @ Spider House Ballroom (2906 Fruth St.) – 6 PM
03/20 @ Maggie Mae’s (323 E 6th St.) – 9 PM
03/21 @ New Orleans PoBoys (1806 E 12th St.) – 1 PM
RIYL: Ceremony, Black Flag, Fugazi, Iceage, F*cked Up
Going for Adds 3/16 & 3/17
Digital Servicing Only
Label: File Under: Music