Noisey is now streaming the entire eponymous debut release from Florida’s grinding hardcore/screamo outfit HORSEWHIP, founded by musicians with connections to Combatwoundedveteran, Reversal Of Man, Early Grace, Order Of Importance, Sutek Conspiracy, and more. The record will see release this Friday through Financial Ruin with distribution through Dead Tank Records.
With their advance stream of Horsewhip, Noisey notes, “Their debut EP showcases the Florida band’s abrasive style which at times leans into sludgy territory and other times rides a metallic hardcore wave, all driven by vocalist Mike Grantham and his bratty, sore-throated delivery.”
Stream HORSEWHIP’s debut release at Noisey RIGHT HERE: https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/qva4zx/horsewhip-self-titled-ep-stream
Having played heavily throughout Florida over the past year including shows with Portrayal Of Guilt earlier this year, HORSEWHIP is booking new gigs around the release of the album including a release show for the 12″ in Tampa on October 6th. The band will also perform at this year’s installment of The Fest in Gainesville featuring more than four hundred bands across twenty venues October 26th through 28th. A new show has been booked in Orlando for November 16th, and the band was the first band to be announced for this year’s installment of WVRM Fest in Jacksonville in December. Live updates are to be expected regularly.
10/06/2018 American Legion Seminole Heights – Tampa, FL w/ Yashira, Reality Asylum, Sentries
10/26-28/2018 The Fest – Gainesville, FL
11/16/2018 Lou’s – Orlando, FL w/ Thunderclap, Gillian Carter, Flying Limbs, Forms
12/07/2018 WVRM Fest – Jacksonville, FL
HORSEWHIP reunites some early actors of the 1990s DIY hardcore scene for a now seasoned and less scrawny approach to the purging of stresses by way of dense guitar savagery, howling throat winds, unpleasant bass abuse, and the pounding drums of a grizzly attack. It’s a somewhat familiar sound filtered through twenty-plus subsequent years of American life and a heavy dose of Floridian swamp dread. It’s thick and it’s heavy. Four unshaven men having a go at it. This is a union of Medicine and Uranus.
HORSEWHIP delivers a dose of crusty, gnarled, noise-drenched hardcore anthems. The densely-packed Horsewhip 12″ unloads seven tracks in eighteen minutes, an album fans of His Hero Is Gone, Cursed, Acrid, Pg.99, Orchid, Reversal Of Man, and Combatwoundedveteran should not miss. Horsewhip was recorded at Rock Garden Studio by Dan Byers, mixed by Jeremy SH Griffith at Printups Studio, and finished with cover art by Richard Minino and graphic design by Shaun Drees.