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Pig Pride – Demo 2014

It’s 2014 and I am black and I am scared of the police.

This certainly isn’t a new phenomenon, but in the era with ever-present police brutality, it’s certainly a topical one.

It’s 2014 and no one knows exactly what to do. Protests, revenge attacks, FBI investigations, graffiti; it’s confusion and chaos and the future is uncertain – unwritten maybe.

Well, hey. Punks have always hated the police. It’s only natural and it leads to great tunes, right? Police Story! Police on my back! Fuck authority!

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It makes us feel better, feel involved; and maybe that’s important.

With their first demo, Pig Pride have captured that. With a tinny five-minute mess of raw, black-metal inflected punk, they’ve got youthful exuberance on tap.

Opener “Csinovnyk” is a street-level blast of hate, managing to be cold and mountainous like black metal and somehow relatable and stirring.

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The third track, “Nyomor,” moves at a doomy crawl not unlike the second half of Black Flag’s “My War,” before rocketing into a street-punk-by-way-of-a-smashed-jugular jam. These guys aren’t just guttersnipes with trashed equipment, they can actually play. 

The whole record screams wheatpaste, diy and beer, and I love it. I bought the tape and I wouldn’t mind a patch.

These are all great songs, and they make me want to flip a cop car, or maybe walk jauntily down the street. I shouldn’t though, either one could get me shot.

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Josh is a descendant of dead photographers, failed writers, and pitchy chanteuses. He writes. All the time. Every day.

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