When it comes to bands with the "also members of" tag, Weekend Nachos could hands down be the best. During their tenure, the dudes in WN have served time in cretinous noise-rock bands like Rectal Hygenics, the current industrial-tinged hardcore phenom Harm's Way, the grinding hatred of Sick/Tired, the DM-tinged Like Rats and even the prog-leaning doom juggernaut Bongripper, all toying with various forms of heavy music and dancing around hardcore-influence in varying degrees. Yet the band closest to the hardcore front is the Kansas City hardcore steamroller named Spine.
Also featuring members of Sorry Excuse, Blindside USA and Keef Mountain, Spine is a nihilistic-punk leaning hardcore band, the kind that would feel more comfortable sharing a split with the Repos (which they have done) than Bane. But don't be confused, the seed that started Spine comes from classic NYHC and their latest is the teeth-clenching, bone-crunching exercise designed to turn up your temperature from zero to furious.
Bands like Judge, Breakdown '87, Life's Blood, Cro-Mags and others come to mind as immediate jumping off points, but it's classic youth crew-style hardcore that is the closest parallel to the latest track "Warm Now Cold," from their forthcoming LP Faith, which we're premiering here today. The video, shot in black and white, is somewhat timeless: you almost expect a 13 year old Sammy Siegler or a late teens Walter Schreifels to pop into frame and point at the camera. Check it out above for the first time.
Order your copy of Faith ahead of it's June 15th release date via Bridge 9.
SPINE TOUR DATES
April 27 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge - THE RUMBLE
June 3 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *Record Release Show*
June 4 Columbus, OH @ Donatos
June 5 Binghamton, NY @ Avenue DIY
June 6 Boston, MA @ TBA
June 7 New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
June 8 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
June 9 Richmond, VA @ TBA
June 10 Louisville, KY @ Spinelli's
June 11 Kansas City, MO @ Davy's Uptown