CLITERATI – the Oregon-grown hardcore punk collective featuring Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess alumni – is very pleased to unleash their three-track Nuked At Birth EP. Now streaming at Cvlt Nation, the EP includes one original track as well as the band’s scathing renditions of L7’s “Fast & Frightening,” and Cro-Mags’ “Hard Times” and serves as a precursor to the band’s forthcoming split with Violation Wound, set for release via Tankcrimes later this month.
Comments CLITERATI screamer, Ami Lawless, “We’re stoked on this free EP with the title track also being the name of our upcoming summer tour. We also have a new Nuked At Birth shirt design to complete the trifecta! The other two tracks are covers that we sometimes do live. This EP was all done in one day. We just decided to have a fun recording/mixing/mastering session, no pressure, and give it to the people who’ve been supporting our band since the demo. The lyrics to ‘Nuked At Birth’ are loosely based on the book Geek Love. Go read it!”
Adds Cvlt Nation, “I’ve found the secret to fame, fortune, and endless orgasms – I’ve joined the CLITERATI! For real though, if CLITERATI’s music was a secretive organization promising all of the above plus fast, fun, and frightening crust, I’d join in a heartbeat.”
Hear Nuked At Birth, courtesy of Cvlt Nation, at THIS LOCATION.
Download the EP for the cool price of FREE at the official CLITERATI Bandcamp page HERE.
Nuked At Birth EP Track Listing:
1. Nuked At Birth
2. Fast & Frightening (L7 cover)
3. Hard Times (Cro-Mags cover)
In conjunction with the release of the EP, CLITERATI will blaze stages on a near-two-week Nuked At Birth West Coast tour set to run from July 27th through August 5th. Additionally, the band will play two shows this weekend with Tankcrimes labelmates Deathgrave. See all confirmed dates below and stand by for more CLITERATI developments in the coming weeks.
7/06/2018 Tonic – Portland, OR w/ Deathgrave
7/07/2018 George Town Liquor Co – Seattle, WA w/ Deathgrave
Nuked At Birth Tour:
7/27/2018 Schotskies – Salem, OR
7/28/2018 BlackWater – Portland, OR w/ Naked Aggression
7/29/2018 The Shredder – Boise, ID
7/30/2018 The Beehive – Salt Lake City, UT
7/31/2018 BarBar – Denver, CO
8/01/2018 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2018 239 House – Las Vegas, NV
8/03/2018 CYC – Fresno, CA
8/04/2018 Pyrate Punx House – Medford, OR
8/05/2018 Cobra Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Omega Tribe
“CLITERATI is a band who believe in equality through inclusion. We are queer, straight, people of color, and white,” relays Lawless. “Our influences include the bands Doom, L7, and Bolt Thrower, with a healthy dose of Pacific Northwest D-punk. This band was brought together by Amelia Collins and we continue in loving memory of her vision to bring a breath of fresh air to Portland punk… get your clit in the pit.”