Out of Kentucky they come, from their home near the corner of wherever Can, Flipper and grindcore intersect. Their exuberant, long- and shorter-form songs and group extrapolations, laden with doom-wrought concepts and Downer-rock riffage, come wrapped in some bloody mess of a drawing, ink on fishpaper, courtesy of vocalist / illustrator Matt Minter. These guys are heavy, casually so, like a biker gang that just runs over you without even looking.
Yes, I speak of Wretched Worst, the band that everyone in the noise-rock microverse is excited about, the first live band on The Castle in several months. Expect ashes and rubble in their wake. Expect the unexpected. Expect nothing and everything. Wretched Worst return to NY as part of a mini-tour to promote their latest release, Worse Than Jail, with shows in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Providence and in nearby Brooklyn on 3/17 (with Castle favorites OPPONENTS and High School Confidential, and Form A Log, at La Sala at Cantina Royal.)
I deftly navigate the usual hail of silver bullets, starting the show @ 12 midnight.
WW @ 12:30 approx.
WFMU 91.1 FM (NY/NJ)
WMFU 90.1 FM (Hudson Valley)
wfmu.org live on the Web, with accu-playlist and message board