To quote the Metal God himself, Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups are "breaking the law" on their latest EP.
The Brooklyn, New York-born sleaze punk purveyors just dropped a 2-tracker called Turn to Crime, and their music video for its title track takes the whole "porch pirate" thing to creepy level. The clip was filmed almost entirely on a Ring doorbell cam (there’s also some live footage shot at Brooklyn’s Lucky 13 Saloon).
Knowing a clever partnership when she sees it, Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups vocalist Jaqueline Blownaparte says, “I think we’re the first band to do that, someone get us a Ring sponsorship stat!”
“I wanted to write kind of a GBH-style metallic punk rager and then I threw in a classic East Coast/NYHC mosh part on top of it," Chesty Malone guitarist (and No Echo scribe) Anthony Allen Van Hoek said of the track.
"The idea behind the song is kind of how we were feeling last year when everything was shut down and we couldn’t work and we also couldn’t catch unemployment. Like, what the fuck else are you gonna do? Have you ever been there? Where you genuinely don’t know what the fuck you’re gonna do?”
Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups also features drummer Angel Cotte (Demolition Hammer) and bassist Diablo Rodriguez.
The B-side of the new single is a kid-friendly ditty called “I Like Killing," which finds the Slice ‘em Ups showing the world their twisted take on a pop song:
The Turn to Crime EP was recorded by John Bechdel (Ministry, Prong) out in the wilds of central Pennsylvania. Hit the 1332 Records pre-order link to get your hands on the vinyl (test presses also available!).
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