Tankcrimes released the new 12″ maxi single, Waiting for the War, from California skate punks The Shrine. The single is available digitally, on vinyl in wicked red-/black-/blue-striped wax, via mail order (limited to 100 copies) or directly from the band. If you want the blue blob vinyl with a download card place your order here.
Meticulously melding the hooks and decadence of ’70s hardcore and skate punk, the self-dubbed “destroyers of rock ‘n’ roll,” worship at the altar of MC5, The Stooges, Black Flag, and Annihilation Time without ever replicating them. Waiting for the War serves as the follow-up to the The Shrine’ critically fawned-upon Tee Pee Records-released Bless Off full-length, which earned a spot on Spin Magazine‘s Top 50 Releases of 2014 list, likening the band to “Black Flag circa between Damaged and My War if they loved life more than they hated it and liked Thin Lizzy/early Van Halen/old Aerosmith/pre-Nazi Ted Nugent as much as they did Sabbath,” furthering that, “this band’s stop-and-start lurching feels too hamburger-fed and healthy to be hardcore, with one of the most proficiently engine-room-like rhythm sections in recent rock memory, and gratifyingly little if any slow-for-slow’s-sake ‘sludge’ dry-rot or fast-for-fast’s-sake ‘mosh’ malarkey.”and glam with the fuck-all vivacity and rebelliousness of ’80s
On the maxi single, The Shrine pays homage to 1980s French rock unit, Soggy (known for nailing the Motor City sound) with a spiffy rendition of “Waiting For The War,” still playing at Noisey backed by a sick original, “Rare Breed,” which is now streaming at Cvlt Nation.
Rock Hard \m/