Seattle hardcore punk faction FUCKED AND BOUND will unleash a limited-edition reissue of their punishing Suffrage debut via Quiet Panic Friday, December 18th.
Initially unleashed in 2018 by Atomic Action! Records, the 2020 edition of Suffrage includes a blistering cover of Sonic Youth’s “Kool Thing,” as well as new album art by guitarist Brian McClelland and serves as a bridge piece to the band’s 2021 full-length.
In celebration of the release, BrooklynVegan is currently streaming the record in its entirety noting, “It’s a fiery offering of raw, metallic hardcore with purposeful lyrics and an interpolation of Nirvana’s ‘Negative Creep.'”
Adds vocalist Lisa Mungo, “A couple things kept us going this year; 2 Minutes To Late Night and our Quiet Panic family. Partnering with Quiet Panic to reissue Suffrage kicked into gear a sequence of events that kept us moving forward. Ultimately, we were able to honor the requests we had been receiving for a physical re-release and produce a shit ton of new material. We’re grateful to announce the full version and can’t wait to share what’s coming next.”
Stream FUCKED AND BOUND’s Suffrage at THIS LOCATION.
View the band’s previously-released video for “Terror” HERE.
A band whose existence is essential for these times, FUCKED AND BOUND encapsulates the frenetic energy, confrontational anger, and increasing anxiety that so many are feeling. Despite the name however, FUCKED AND BOUND feels fundamentally untethered. They’ve achieved an air of unhinged freedom mainly by thrashing their way through unassuming, beloved punk venues, writhing across unwashed floors and DIY spaces, hosting their own sort of hardcore communal exorcisms – participation mandatory.
In simpler, pre-pandemic times, vocalist Lisa Mungo (He Whose Ox Is Gored) is a full frontal, feral assault to those who bear witness to the band. The majority of her time is spent throwing herself into the fray, forcing interaction, wildly occupying a headspace that exposes her natural effervescence and intimacy just as much as the reckless abandon, anger and nihilism that can be found in their lyrics. In a way that not many others can, Mungo fearlessly elicits nearly fanatical enthusiasm, even from those who have never previously heard the band. She can be seen stepping on stage with a dozen red roses to hand out, and five minutes later, tearing off her clothes and screaming viciously into the faces of unsuspecting attendees in the pit. This juxtaposition of tenderness and aggression, romance and filth, is a perfect metaphor for the band’s music as a whole.
All the while, drummer Matt Chandler, bassist Rah Davis (Cattle Decapitation), and guitarist Brian McClelland (He Whose Ox Is Gored) allow Mungo the space to fully transform, howling and rabid, as they tear through their own grimy d-beats and breakneck grindcore riffs in a nuanced way. Their collective ethos appears firmly rooted in feminism and radical righteousness – unapologetically so.
“The band – which features members of He Whose Ox is Gored and Cattle Decapitation – specializes in lurching, distorted punk, vocalist Lisa Mungo’s raspy screams cutting through the grimy distortion and frantic drumming. Alongside a dark and stylized performance video, ‘Terror’ makes a strong argument for why Suffrage is one of the best punk albums to be (re)released this year.” – Decibel Magazine
“The energy level is intense, but that doesn’t translate to sloppy… It’s a fierce and cathartic album… but it’s still an album that’s a lot of fun to listen to.” – No Clean Singing
“…a vicious, violent record from a band who clearly have plenty to say.” – Distorted Sound
“Rather than sticking to one style and becoming a genre band in an era where genre bands are succeeding at high levels, FUCKED AND BOUND take stylistic chances within the d-beat and punk universe without sounding the least bit contrived… The overall aesthetic of the band is polemic, divisive, visceral and unapologetic.” – Cvlt Nation
“…a joyous frenzy that just keeps feeding listeners treats with each track. It embodies a true hardcore grit, thanks to its blunt vocal delivery and annihilating instrumentation and its consistent drive.” – Metal Injection
“Lisa Mungo has a combative pair of lungs and a scratchy throat. Her commanding vocals charge forward above the thrashing riffs and blistering drums.” – New Noise