Waste Man - One Day It'll All Be You [WHITE VINYL] – New LP
WHITE-VINYL edition of Waste Man's One Day It'll All Be You LP, new release, first pressing, this limited edition sold out at the source, available HERE!
Likely taking some cues from the more adventurous outfits from the original hardcore scene and the bands that grew out of that, this also hints back to some of the more obscure regional US outfits from that era, and like them, coming out of dimly lit barrooms and musty basements of earlier times, from the postwar era when electricity dipped a bare wire into the Delta to a decade or two later when the swamps of New Orleans tripped the light fandango in the drug-drenched studios of the ghettos of the Great Migration, and Waste Man emerges from these pasts as its own animal stepping up and shaking the mud from its alligator tail, raised in the streets and swamps of Louisiana, with a sharp sense of rock and rhythm, post-punk garage rock n roll, indie rock, acid rock, and HC collide with swamp rock and a tightly wound and loose-swung voodoo groove, growling out with desperation, and then slinking like a crocodile across the barroom floor and down the wood stairs to the couch in the basement, sometimes reflective and always full of menace and urgency. If this creature doesn't grab you from the get go, get a little closer and it'll likely lock you in its jaws and drag you down into its grimy beauty. -- winch (green noise)
'One Day It'll All Be You' is a complete shock to the system - it's the classic punk/hardcore base strung out on a clothesline, then run through an absolute storm. A beautiful storm indeed, berthed from an appreciation for the left-of-center classics catalogued by SST circa '84/'85 (Saccharine Trust, Meat Puppets, Minutemen, Flag) and worn through the unstable modern psyche. Talk about four young guns replete with the influences, musicianship, and group dynamic to apply that beautiful formula to the future! Now we're talking about Waste Man. There's the occasional pop-leaning hook, but as the album dances away in a flurry of ragtime piano, it's quite apparent that Waste Man have arrived at one heck of an original sonic reduction. A truly memorable album from that left-most swamp of conscience.
All songs written and recorded by Waste Man.
Engineered and produced by Chad Viator at Still Sound Studios, Lafayette, Louisiana.
Mastered by Caufield Schnug at Melody Men Mastering.
Special thanks to Borzoi, Leche, Zack, Gools, and Dolan.
Dedicated to Calla Lee.