West Coast synth-punk lifer N8NOFACE has dropped an album every year since 2018, and he's keeping the streak alive in 2022 with a new record called Homicide. Musically, the L.A.-based musician is gleefully difficult to place, having recently played shows with everyone from industrial-punk freaks Ho99o9 to hardcore ragers Section H8. His new song "A Joy in Death," which we're stoked to be premiering the video for above, has the short and sweet hookiness of the Ramones or the Descendants, the rigid minimalism of Suicide, the playful, gooey synths of chiptune and a splash of hip-hop delivery in the vocals, which are deceptively catchy and full of character.
The video features N8 putting on a helluva show in front of a sizeable crowd, commanding the entire stage by himself and inciting all sorts of crowd-surfing mayhem. Check it out above via YouTube. The 16-track Homicide is out May 6th via Blackhouse Records and you can pre-order physical copies here.