New Waves: “Predator 4″ by Weird Wives

By | October 4th, 2011 | No Comments

West Palm’s Weird Wives, led by vocalist Nick Klein and filled out by current Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete and former Surfer Blood members Brian Black (bass) and Marcos Marchesani (percussion), recently announced that their forthcoming 10-track cassette, Some Motherfuckers Gonna Be Walking ‘Round With a Size 9 Diehard Up Their Ass, Cause Apparently They Ain’t Never Seen a Short AC Man Get Bad Ass On Methadon, will be released on Oct. 7 on West Palm Beotch Records.

Weird Wives Cassette Cover

While clearly not into the whole brevity thing, Weird Wives are into the whole sharing thing. After offering their previous three EPs for free, Klein sent us “Predator 4”, the closing track from the new album. (County Grind is streaming three other tracks from Some Motherfuckers Gonna Be Walking ‘Round With a Size 9 Diehard Up Their Ass, Cause Apparently They Ain’t Never Seen a Short AC Man Get Bad Ass On Methadon, and Pitchfork recently debuted “Plastic Masks”.)

Easily the band’s most accessible song to date, “Predator 4” immediately lures the listener into a false sense of security with a melodic prelude that gives way to a psychotic bass-driven descent around the 50-second mark. The rhythmic overthrow is merely a trigger for the song’s intensifiers: Klein’s distorted, haunting vocals, blood-curdling feedback, and layer upon layer of echo. Throughout the track’s five-plus minutes, Weird Wives play the Pixies’ loud-soft-loud game studiously while injecting their own brand of charismatically off-kilter noise rock.

The Some Motherfuckers Gonna Be Walking ‘Round With a Size 9 Diehard Up Their Ass, Cause Apparently They Ain’t Never Seen a Short AC Man Get Bad Ass On Methadon cassette release show will be held at the Snooze Theatre on Saturday and will feature the all-West Palm Beotch lineup of Russian Tsarlag, Haves and Thirds, Universal Expansion, and Love Handles, who will be releasing a 7” record at the show. RSVP on Facebook. Until then, here’s “Predator 4″.

“Predator 4″ — Weird Wives

William Alton compiles the Beached Miami Music Guide and tweets his beak off on Twitter (@beachedwilly).