Rhode Island’s caustic punk/noise rock crew ANXIOUS WAVE has delivered another ripping video from their debut LP, Live From The Poison Factory. The video for “Nothing Elicits Joy” has just been premiered through New Noise Magazine as Nefarious Industries prepares to drop the record in early September.
The musical collaboration of four stalwarts of the Providence music scene, ANXIOUS WAVE unites guitarist Mikey Belcastro (ex-Product Of Waste, Violent Sons), vocalist Brandon St. Pierre, bass player Sam Okon, and drummer Dylan Lagory. After forming in early 2018, the group released a digital demo that March, followed by the self-released cassette EP Love Quantified in November, and a Summer 2019 split with friends PanzerChocolate.
ANXIOUS WAVE spent the majority of the 2020 lockdown writing and recording their first full-length album, Live From The Poison Factory. The record’s ten riotous tracks were engineered and mixed by Bryan DeStefano at Roach Ranch and mastered by Will Benoit (SOM) at The Radar Studio, and the song “Executive Dissector” features additional vocals by Marina Phom of PanzerChocolate. The album was completed with photography by Vinnie Bellows at 476 Productions, artwork by Greg Pennisten, and layout by Greg Meisenberg.
As with the previously released “Complex Needs” video, “Nothing Elicits Joy” is the second Live From The Poison Factory album video created by Monster Makeup Productions, a local collective of filmmakers creating independent horror films with a focus on LGBTQ storytelling.
Bassist Sam Okron reveals, “‘Nothing Elicits Joy’ is one of my favorite songs to play – it’s got a great aggressive energy to it and it’s really fun live. The guys at Monster Makeup Productions did a great job of capturing the aggressive, chaotic feel of the song in the video.”
Scope ANXIOUS WAVE’s “Nothing Elicits Joy” video first at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Live From The Poison Factory will be released September 2nd on vinyl – with 100 on Transparent Red and 100 randomly mixed colors – as well as 100 Transparent Red cassettes and all digital platforms. Find preorder options at Nefarious Industries’ online mongering portal where the “Complex Needs” video is playing HERE.
ANXIOUS WAVE has a trio of New England gigs booked over the coming days, playing Providence August 26th, Portland September 2nd, and Boston September 3rd.
ANXIOUS WAVE Live:
8/26/2022 The Red Room – Providence, RI
9/02/2022 The Apohadion Theater – Portland, ME
9/03/2022 The Middle East – Boston, MA
Stand by for additional updates, live dates, and more to be issued over the weeks ahead.
ANXIOUS WAVE appeared in the 2020 film Death Drop Gorgeous, a gory, drag queen exploitation slasher film currently playing festivals with national distribution recently secured but not yet announced. The band have also shared the stage with numerous acts across many subgenres of aggressive music, including ’68, Pentagram, Today is the Day, The Obsessed, Torche, Wear Your Wounds, The Proletariat, The Urinals, High Command, Lesser Glow, The Cancer Conspiracy, Intercourse, and many others.