Who It Is: Hoax Hunters – Comfort and Safety; Negative Fun Records (2014)
What It Sounds Like: Husker Dü, Black Flag, Rites Of Spring, R.E.M, Bob Mould’s sweat dripping all over the place.
Some 30 years after its largely abrasive, yet somewhat celebrated release, Husker Dü still defies the boundaries of hardcore punk with the threatening experience that is Zen Arcade. See, it came to a matter of having the guts to sit through some intensely violent 71 minutes of Bob Mould breaking down in utter negligence before even thinking about having an opinion about the record. It’s a chaotic break from the Rise Above derivatives that prevailed the mind of every good-enough musician in an 80’s hardcore band. Three decades later, it is still an amazingly filling album.
Buzz Aldrin + Dave Grohl
Black Flag, 1984, England, by Digby Pearson
The Dambuilders, 1994.
Hoax Hunters album release show
"Girls invented punk rock, not England." #merge25
Hoax Hunters, Gallery 5, 8/8/2014.
nprmusic interviewed us and caught our set at Hopscotch Music Fest in Raleigh, NC last weekend!
“It was like if Black Flag had a piano player.”— PJ Sykes of Hoax Hunters.
When the guitarist was growing up in Lynchburg, Va., he’d share bills with Seven Hearts, a punk band that challenged his idea of what punk should be.
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