Hudson Valley, New York solo outfits WALKING BOMBS and GRIDFAILURE are preparing to release their fully collaborative musical experiment, Suicide By Citizenship, through Nefarious Industries later this month. No Echo is now streaming the album’s closing song, “Bleeding Out,” which features guest vocals from Mike Score of New York metallic hardcore kingpins All Out War, posted with an interview of the artists.
Suicide By Citizenship was conceived by WALKING BOMBS’ Morgan Y. Evans and GRIDFAILURE’s David Brenner who created the album with producer Jay Andersen (Surmiser). In addition to Mike Score, guest contributions from Thomas Andrew Doyle (Tad, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth), Laura Pleasants (Kylesa, The Discussion), Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Snakes), Elizabeth Le Fey (Globelamp), BJ Allen (Full Scale Riot), Benjamin Levitt (Megalophobe), and more are featured throughout the album, which was recorded and mastered by Andersen, who also plays on the entire album, with additional recording by Brenner who created the cover art.
Stream “Bleeding Out” by WALKING BOMBS and GRIDFAILURE featuring Mike Score at No Echo RIGHT HERE.
Nefarious Industries will release Suicide By Citizenship on eco-wallet CD and all digital platforms on April 26th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and via Bandcamp where “Armchair Expert” and “Supply And Demand Of The American Soul” are also streaming HERE and HERE.
Watch for official videos from the album and more to be issued in the weeks ahead.
Suicide By Citizenship is an album created to challenge its own creators with the intent of combining sounds from two outfits located on polar opposite ends of the underground music spectrum. The record blends a wealth of genres into a dystopian alloy of improvised jams, rife with discontent for the contemporary state of American politics, and more specifically, the current administration’s actions and policies.
In 2016, Evans invited Brenner to collaborate on WALKING BOMBS’ “Demagogue,” an outspoken punk anthem aimed at our 45th president, to which GRIDFAILURE provided a backdrop of chaos and vocals. The unlikely pairing of acts on the track quickly became something both wanted to explore further, penning ideas for a fully collaborative release. They met in late 2017 at Bohemosphere Studios in Saugerties, New York, with studio owner and Evans’ musical counterpart, Jay Andersen. The three tore through several improv jams and that afternoon had a solid structure of what would become Suicide By Citizenship. Through several similar jams over the next few months with the three vagabonds each performing multiple instruments, additional material was recorded by Brenner at The Compound.