On March 18, New Mexico punk/metal trio TombSnakes will release their new EP No Graves via Blank City Records. It’s a raw and brawny set of songs, and the EP also features appearances from members of True Widow, The Saint James Society and Vigilantics. And today, we’re sharing a new track, “Concrete.”
“Concrete” is two and a half minutes of sludgy punk rock riffs and post-hardcore energy with a vocal delivery reminiscent of Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto. There’s an abrasive guitar solo, punchy rhythms and lots of energy in sneering aggression. Put another way: It kicks ass.
Rafael Vigilantics says in a statement, “‘Concrete’ is about that feelin’ of being locked in the city, and pushed in a corner. We tried to write a song that felt like the moment when the scales tip from being brutalized by civilization to seeing anything as a weapon to free us from it; our voices, our instruments, our knuckles, shovels.”
Pre-order TombSnakes’ No Graves EP here.
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.