On the week of its release, Revolver Magazine is now playing the entire Wronger sophomore LP from NYC noise rock demons, PIGS — guitarist/vocalist Dave Curran (Unsane), drummer Jim Paradise (Player’s Club, Freshkills, Hellno) and bassist Andrew Schneider (Translator Audio Studios) — as Solar Flare Records prepares for its unleashing this Friday.
PIGS was founded by three raging New York City musicians known for their other musical creations with Unsane, Paradise Club, Julie Christmas, Throttlerod and others, in addition to their other countless contributions as engineers, producers, tour managers and more. Following their criminally slept upon You Ruin Everything debut LP in 2012, and subsequent Gaffe EP in 2013, the band’s noxious second album, Wronger, boasts crazy rhythms that never slip into self-indulgence, and is backed by a groove and bark that are equal parts sinewy Touch & Go and the southern rock bastardizing of Surgery’s first album. Wronger was produced by the band and John Fulk at Schneider’s co-owned Translator Audio in Coney Island, after which it was mixed at Loho Studios by Schneider, mastered by Carl Saff and fitted with artwork by Curran and Paradise, the album delivering eleven torrid new anthems including guest vocal contributions from Made Out Of Babies and Battle Of Mice chanteuse Julie Christmas.
Noisey’s write-up of Wronger included, “When all the kids are perusing AmRep handbook that their uncle hid under the mattress, PIGS take a swig of ‘tussin, plug in, and burn house, the parking lot, the van with the two broken side-view mirrors, all the way down. Then they bully you to pay their meager guarantee. So mean.” Decibel Magazine says Wronger is, “good, good 90s-esque hammering,” and Revolver offers, “They’ll forever be known as ‘Dave Curran from Unsane’s other band,’ but New York City’s noise rockers PIGS are proving they’ve got ideas of their own here on their second album… Plus: banjos and spoken word.”
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PIGS will release Wronger through the outfit’s trusted French allies Solar Flare Records on October 2nd, the label also to blame for the band’s You Ruin Everything debut LP and Gaffe EP. Preorders are available in multiple formats and bundles — the Wronger CD, 12″ LP, and digital packages are available HERE, a CD bundle for Wronger and You Ruin Everything HERE, and a vinyl bundle for the Wronger 12″ and Gaffe 10″ HERE.
In support of Wronger, PIGS will embark on a massive, month-long European tour with labelmates Sofy Major — something they’ve done with smoldering success previously. The melee starts on October 15th with shows in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Austria and Italy in addition to half of the tour taking place throughout France. Additional tour dates including stateside wreckage will be announced shortly.
PIGS European Tour w/ Sofy Major:
10/15/2015 Power Lunches – Londres, FR
10/16/2015 Le Picolo – Paris, FR
10/17/2015 La Zone – Liège, FR
10/18/2015 Café FranÃ§ais – Vesoul, FR
10/21/2015 Sonic Ballroom – Cologne, DE
10/22/2015 La Péniche – Lille, FR
10/23/2015 Poppodium Baroe – Rotterdam, NL
10/24/2015 Magasin 4 – Bruxelles, BE
10/25/2015 L’Usine – Geneva, CH
10/26/2015 Exit Us – Prague, CZ
10/27/2015 Fluc – Vienna, AU
10/28/2015 Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
10/29/2015 Init – Rome, IT
10/30/2015 Raindogs House – Savona, IT
10/31/2015 Lo Fi – Milan, IT w/ Mutoid Man
11/03/2015 La Scène Michelet – Nantes, FR
11/04/2015 Black Sheep – Montpellier, FR
11/05/2015 Grrrd Zero – Lyon, FR
11/06/2015 La Girafe Ronde – Marvejols, FR
11/07/2015 Gare Mondiale – Bergerac, FR
11/09/2015 La Coopérative de Mai – Clermont-Ferrand, FR
11/10/2015 Iboat – Bordeaux, FR
11/11/2015 Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse, FR
11/12/2015 Grand Café – Poitiers, FR
11/13/2015 Kalif – Rouen, FR
PIGS sounds like the last forty-five minutes of that interminable haul from Portland to San Francisco when both patience and air conditioning are long gone… like a petty, early-morning drunken argument in a gravel parking lot about the stupid, impossible math of how to divide forty-one dollars three ways… like when the left rear bearing on the van that’s been squealing and then grinding for days finally gets hot enough to weld itself into the axle and the ancient Detroit Deathtrap grates to a final, shuddering halt. PIGS sounds like three guys who have played countless shows in many bands for a couple of decades in several dozen countries and still can’t leave it alone; a scathing, groove-heavy, noise metal thunder with more hooks than a meat packing plant.