OhCult (pronounced “occult”) is a new band from San Diego that includes members of Bosswitch, Hours, Poor and Bleak Skies, and they’ve just released their first song. Treble is premiering the new track, “Bring Your Own Rope (B.Y.O.R.)”, which is a brutal, gnarly, yet accessible slab of rhythmically complex post-hardcore. It contains elements of some of San Diego’s hardcore past, such as Heroin and Swing Kids, as well as the relentless menace of Gospel or United Nations. It’s an absolute beast, and it’s a thrill to be able to share a track with this much abrasion and energy.
Listen to OhCult’s debut single below.
OhCult’s first show is at Soda Bar in San Diego on January 24.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.