To interrupt your day, Portland’s furious sci-fi punks, BIG BLACK CLOUD, double-dose the public with two pounding new ragers from their Lessons In Fuck You 2 EP.
With a variety of noise and punk colliding head-on, the explosive, noxious brew of Lessons In Fuck You 2 recalls elements of the Dead Kennedys, Circus Lupus, Cows, Alice Donut and Nation of Ulysses delivered with BIG BLACK CLOUD’s unhinged and manic, middle-finger-heavy vibes. Ahead of its release next week, the BBC fiends today pump out two new tracks from their latest distressing tour de force through the aid of well-known metal/punk/arts outlet, Cvlt Nation, and the band’s cohorts at local go-to weekly rag, the Portland Mercury. The ‘Mercury, premieres the record’s sixth track, “Exotic,” calling the album, “a great collection of looser off-hand bits and instrumental excursions, all loud and mad and splattery, in the finest BIG BLACK CLOUD tradition.” And Cvlt Nation deploys the EP-closing “Open Eye/Yadnus Kcalb,” which has them ranting, “these outergalactic space punks are bringing the noise to the vacuum of your mind!”
Lessons In Fuck You 2 will see parole on August 5th, a cooperative release between Portland’s heavy-vibing DIY label Eolian Empire and the band’s own Stankhouse Records. Preorders for the cassette are available HERE and the digital version HERE.
BIG BLACK CLOUD’s hometown record release show for the EP takes place this Saturday, August 2nd with Eolian partners-in-slime, Towers. The gig will be immediately followed by an eight-city run throughout California, from August 7th through the 15th, with additional tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
BIG BLACK CLOUD Live:
8/02/2014 High Water Mark – Portland, OR – Record Release show w/ Towers
8/07/2014 3rd Space – Davis, CA
8/08/2014 Telegraph Beach – Oakland, CA
8/09/2014 Industrial Estate – Pasadena, CA
8/10/2014 Tower Bar – San Diego, CA
8/11/2014 Pehrspace – Los Angeles, CA
8/12/2014 The Continental Room – Fullerton, CA
8/13/2014 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA
8/15/2014 The Mall – Stockton, CA
Lessons In Fuck You 2 was borne of demo sessions recorded and mixed by Andrew Grosse of Caravan Recording (Drunk Dad, Tyrants, Tiny Knives) for the next BIG BLACK CLOUD LP, the record capturing the band in its own anxiety-fueled element, a rollercoaster ride through a collapsing amusement park of overdriven shout-alongs and untethered instrumentals. The recordings, done on location with a mobile unit in the underground lair of the The Fancy Fox, gave the ever-prolific trio a chance to work through a host of new and old ideas. Whether due to the (dis)comfort of their own space, nothing-to-lose abandon, or present states-of-mind, Lessons In Fuck You 2 finds the band in top form: frantic, pissed-off, and sinister as they further explore their own dark territory with off-balance grooves, instrumental street-race sex jams, and wild freakouts, jagged guitar and cracking drums glued together with rubbery bass overlain with can-you-hear-me-now yells. Fuck you too, thank you very much. Please keep your head and hands inside the ride.