As upstate New York punk/grunge trio SURMISER gets ready to independently release their new EP, Hold The Static, this Friday, Svbterranean is streaming the EP early alongside a track-by-track summation of its four unhinged tracks.
Influences from a wide array of punk, grunge, rock, metal, and alternative acts can be felt in SURMISER’s sarcastic attack, with notes of TAD, Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana, the Melvins, Fugazi, Sonic Youth, and more forcing their way through on their no-holds-barred fourth release, Hold The Static. With four new songs littered with sarcasm, humor, uncloaked anger, and a complete unwillingness to compromise for the listener’s comfort, Hold The Static was recorded by guitarist/vocalist Jay Andersen at his Bohemesphere Studio in Saugerties, and mastered by Oliver Ackermann at Death By Audio in Brooklyn, SURMISER wholeheartedly invites you to either get on board or step the fuck back.
Svbterranean now streams the entire EP, noting of its raging ways, “Drawing influence from 90s alternative, 80s punk and noise rock, SURMISER crank out four abrasive, thrashing, and oddly infectious tracks on this new recording. Fans of Tad, Mission of Burma, early Nirvana, and all things Amphetamine Reptile will want to take note.”
Stream and explore SURMISER’s Hold The Static at Svbterranean RIGHT HERE.
Also see the “Trains” video HERE.
SURMISER will forcibly eject Hold The Static on digital and CD this Friday, June 8th; find digital preorders HERE and watch for CD preorder shortly.
SURMISER will unleash tunes from Hold The Static at shows across New York surrounding the release, including a DIY record release show in Rosendale this Saturday, June 9th, with more to be announced.
6/09/2018 The People’s Cauldron – Rosendale, NY *release show w/ Hairbag, Mr. Blonde, more TBA
Hailing from the Woodstock/Saugerties region of New York, SURMISER formed in 2012 by Tom Matthews, Jay Andersen, and Jenn Russell. Following a lineup change, the first release with new drummer Lukas Lerner, SURMISER’s Hold The Static sees the band embracing their ‘80s punk and ‘90s grunge roots. The band’s intense fuzzed-out instrumentation, always paired with the right balance of verbed-out, in-your-face vocals, sees an occasional break of lush spatial effects, while the drums hammer down like thunder.