Classic Pacific Rim-style noisecore filtered through the bent prismatic brains of a few American weirdos. More than a carbon copy of a very specific subgenre style, this is freaked-out cacophony for contemporary anxiety.
For the last three years PIG DNA have been unleashing tape after tape of cacophonous noise reaching their peak with their debut "Control You Fucker #3" EP released last year on Nightrider record. Heavy rooted in hardcore punk but with an eye firmly set on harsh noise their output has been kept mysterious and somehow scarce. Their ability to confuse has reached new heights with this new mini album which sees the band re-located yet again between Portland, Philadelphia and Oakland but still comprised of Shit Zoo, Chelsea, THC and Leatherfist. Their sonic attack is uncompromising and un-doubtly extreme, conceptually trying to understand DISCHARGE. When some people see noise for noise sake they see art and so do we. Mob Shity is a collection of nine new tracks which go from repetitive noise punk blast to industrial passages. Influenced equally by ZOUO, GAI or singles era SPK. Not for the faint of ear or for melody lovers Mob Shity is an statement against modern punk music. Which side of the fence are you?
The record comes housed in a heavy weight sleeve including a 11x11inch insert and sticker. All carefully put together by the band as a collective effort.
Saw Haram at Oklahoma's Everything Is Not OK III festival, and have never seen a show get more fucking insane. Haram were killing it, people were literally flying all over the place, including the vocalist. But it's more than that. Haram stands out as one of the most culturally relevant and important bands in the states, challenging issues of cultural and social oppression for all marginalized peoples. Vocalist Nader also sings in Arabic and stands full force against the racism and religious phobia faced by middle eastern americans, issues that have relentlessly plagued our country and people, even before 9/11. I highly recommend reading his interviews, I challenge all to join and support them in this effort. I hope I've done an at least passable job representing them here. I also consider myself lucky to have seen them. Ariele Betterton