No Echo is today hosting an exclusive stream of Live From The Poison Factory, the caustic debut LP from Rhode Island-based punk/noise rock crew ANXIOUS WAVE, on the eve of the record’s release through Nefarious Industries.
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. Multiple videos from the album were created in collaboration with Monster Makeup Productions, a local collective of filmmakers creating independent horror films with a focus on LGBTQ storytelling.
Bassist Sam Okon states, “I’m extremely excited about releasing this album. It’s been years of work and we’ve put our souls into it. I hope people enjoy listening to the songs as much as we enjoy playing them.”
No Echo’s writes, “To my ears, ANXIOUS WAVE sound like a glorious mix of Amphetamine Reptile-like noise ‘n’ roll, hardcore punk, and whatever the fuck you call what Rollins Band was. It’s soulful, angular, and aggressive music for folks looking for something a bit left of center.”
Crank ANXIOUS WAVE’s Live From The Poison Factory LP first through No Echo now at THIS LOCATION.
Live From The Poison Factory will be released September 2nd on vinyl – with 100 on Transparent Red and 100 on random mixed colors – 100 Transparent Red cassettes and all digital platforms. Find preorder options at Nefarious Industries’ online mongering portal where the videos for “Complex Needs” and “Nothing Elicits Joy” are playing HERE.
ANXIOUS WAVE Live:
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.