February 17th, 2016

The last thing I remember before the blackout was reading that inglorious supergroup Head Wound City would be making new music.

Comprised of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner, The Locusts’ Justin Pearson and Gabe Serbian, and Blood Brothers’ Cody Votolato and Jordan Blilie, the band announced they’d be releasing a new album, A New Wave of Violence, on May 13.

They heralded their coming album with a new single, “Scrapers,” which reportedly retains all the screams and fire and pure thrash that I witnessed from their eponymous 2005 EP. I wanted to hear that single, yes I did.

So, I clicked on the link for “Scraper,” and then … darkness.

When I came to, a cloud of sticky notes still slowly confetti-ed to the floor and my coworker Tod, a nice enough guy whose only crime in life was a penchant for pastel button downs and spelling his name with one less ‘D’ than most Todds, lay on the floor, totally dead.

I headbanged Tod to death. Pastel Tod –¬†dead. I threw my sticky notes in the air and moshed my coworker till he DIED from it.

Apparently, the song was that good, but I’m afraid to listen to it again because I have other, still-breathing coworkers.

So, you listen to it. And check out their¬†show at The Satellite on March 30th if you’re brave enough to witness the trail of nice-enough pastel corpses.