Volcano Park

by Meat Wave

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@waxalbums This is my shit!
Yell at the moon maybe the band’s best track ever?
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Paligru SO-F-GOOD
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patchow hell yeah this rocks. I've been a fan since brother and the production on this is ace youve really captured your sound well throughout. all killer no filler. this will be on repeat for a long time. Favorite track: Fire Dreams.
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zobarx Good lord is this a great EP. It works even better when you put the Shame/Dogs At Night 7" right before & you've almost got a full album, honestly something most bands would dream of a set this awesome. MORE!!!
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gregymon I really love this band. I can tell you work hard on it. Gonna do my best to support you. Cheers. :)
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1.
Tugboat 04:07
PROTECTOR’S ON HIS WAY COMING TO DISPEL YOUR RUPTURED HISTORY SO LONG CAN YOU HEAR IT ? CENTURIES ECHO REVERBERATE FEEDBACK YOU WANTED IT NEW YOU GET WHAT YOU ASK FOR YOU WANTED IT NOW IT’S ALL HISTORY IT’S FUNNY HOW YOU TRIED TO LIVE LIKE A WILSON BUT INSTEAD THEY CALLED YOU BUCK TRIED TO BE A GOOD PERSON BUT IT NEVER WAS ENOUGH AND YOU’LL NEVER LISTEN IT NEVER WAS ENOUGH IT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH PROTECTOR’S HERE TO STAY CAME IN TO CORRECT YOUR RUPTURED HISTORY SO LONG I CAN’T HEAR IT SPEAKER BLEW LONG AGO ALL SENSES OVERLOAD YOU WANTED IT NEW YOU’RE USED TO IT NOW YOU WANTED IT NEW YOU WANTED IT BACK IT COULDN’T BE HAD YOU’RE USED TO IT NOW
2.
For Sale 03:07
PUT IT ALL UP FOR SALE FORFEIT THE TRUST PUT IT ALL UP FOR SALE IT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH WHEN ALL YOU ARE IS BOUGHT NO MATTER THE COST PUT IT ALL UP FOR SALE JEWELS IN HIS EYES PUT IT ALL UP FOR SALE IT AIN’T MOVING AS I’D LIKE WHEN ALL YOU ARE IS BOUGHT NO MATTER THE COST I AM FOR SALE BUY ME THE MERCHANTS ARE RUSHING IN TO SELL YOU YOUR LIFE WAREHOUSE IS PILING UP BEGAN TO CRY MY WARES WHISPERED THEY LOVED ME MADE ME FEEL ALRIGHT CLAD WITH A VANITY HARNESSED DEEP INSIDE COLOR ME IMPRESSED PUT IT ALL UP FOR SALE WITH JEWELS IN HIS EYES PUT IT ALL UP FOR SALE FADE INTO THE NIGHT WHEN ALL YOU ARE IS BOUGHT AND IT WAS NOT WHAT YOU THOUGHT AND IN TURN IT HURTS A LOT NO MATTER THE COST
3.
YOU’VE BEEN CORRECTED SEVERAL TIMES GET IT RIGHT MICHAEL IS FUCKING WITH THE TIDES COME ON THEN WE’RE GOING DOWN TO THE BEACH I SAW A CRYSTAL VISION I’M GONNA YELL AT THE MOON I FEEL IT OWES ME FOR THE PAIN THAT IT PUT ME THROUGH I’M GONNA YELL AT THE MOON I NEED A LOVE LIGHT TO GET ME IN THE MOOD MICHAEL’S BREATHING THROUGH A BAG NOW COSMIC THROBBING WOUND DIANA FEEDING YOU THE MEDICINE ABSORBED VIA MOON VIBE GUIDE SLOW RIDE HIGH TIDE TRUTH DIED WE’RE GOING DOWN DO THE BEACH I SAW A CRYSTAL VISION I’M GONNA YELL AT THE MOON
4.
Truth Died 03:08
TRUTH DIED FACE DOWN IN A LIE TRUTH DIED UNWILLING TO TRY EVEN SO GRIN AT THE THOUGHT OF MY OWN DEMISE HARVEST ALL THE CURSED ENERGY EMBALM ME WITH THE BLOOD OF ENEMIES AIN’T SAYING THERE’S A WAY THERE WILL BE NEVER BE A WAY THE TRUTH IS NEVER COMING ALL RESULTS WILL BURN IN EFFIGY YOU AIN’T EARNING ANY TRUST FROM ME AIN’T SAYING THERE’S A WAY THERE WILL NEVER BE A WAY
5.
Nursing 04:11
YOU WANTED IT NEW YOU’RE USED TO IT NOW YOU WANTED IT NEW YOU WANTED IT BACK IT COULDN’T BE HAD YOU’RE USED TO IT NOW YOU WANTED IT NEW YOU’RE USED TO IT NOW
6.
Fire Dreams 04:22
IN MY DREAMS ALWAYS TOGETHER IN MY DREAMS BURNING FOREVER IN MY DREAMS ALWAYS IT ALL WENT ALIGHT EVERY CORNER OF THE FRAME THAT’S WHY I CAN’T SIT DOWN TIME IS PASSING ALL AWAY ALWAYS APART TIP TOE IN THE DARK ALWAYS ALIGHT IN A BLUE FLAME IN MY DREAMS ALWAYS TOGETHER IN MY DREAMS BURNING FOREVER ALWAYS NEVER PUT THE FIRE OUT ONLY IN MY DREAMS LET IT ALL BURN DOWN AND JUST STAYED ASLEEP NEVER PUT THE FIRE OUT ONLY IN MY DREAMS OR IN REALITY

about

Meat Wave thought they’d spend most of 2020 touring and preparing for the release of their next, yet-to-be-titled album. As was the case for most in the world, the band’s plans wouldn’t come anywhere close to materializing. Determined to push forward, they’ve created Volcano Park, a six song EP, recorded at the end of everyone-in-the-world’s least favorite year.

Meat Wave, made up of vocalist/guitarist Chris Sutter, drummer Ryan Wizniak and bassist/engineer Joe Gac, managed to stay connected as a band throughout the global lockdown, through occasional practices and writing sessions. Toward the end of the year, eager to keep things sharp and creative, the group went to their rehearsal space to record a single.

Volcano Park soon went from an intended single to a full-fledged six song EP, and the extra material began to surprise the band. They’d quickly put together a concise, intentional collection of songs. With much of the new material, it was “jam sessions'' that found the band experimenting in more psychedelic and spaced-out territory, showcased in songs like “Truth Died” or “Nursing.” On the other hand, Meat Wave’s stabs at post-hardcore melodies and riff-raging are all the more honed. “Tugboat,” the leading track on the EP, as well as it’s blistering follow-up “For Sale,” rival the same level of thoughtful intensity of their 2012 self-titled debut LP.

Taking its name from the book 1-800 Mice by graphic novelist Matthew Thurber, Volcano Park is the band’s first major output since 2017’s The Incessant and a series of proceeding singles in 2018. Much like the book, the music weaves in-and-out of fantasy and reality, a kaleidoscope of paranoia and existential dread. The EP also marks Meat Wave’s 10th year together. As was the case of writing and recording the material, the band additionally created the artwork, videos and managed the pressing of the EP.

The group’s identity remains clear and pronounced; it is steadfast in the stratospheric firmament of driving-yet-haunting riff-centric punk. But within that well-defined groove, an even more dependable factor is Meat Wave’s ability to continue to innovate and transcend the stock descriptions grounded in genre and influence. With every release, the band has made the task of categorizing their work more difficult and are steadily looking less like a rock band and more like an art collective. What’s become clear on Volcano Park is a draw of artistic vision that is not grounded in punk, rock, or even music at large. The release edges on the cinematic and, at times, feels more like a piece of installation art than a gritty Chicago rock record.

Volcano Park releases digitally June 11th, with a physical release out on October 6th via Big Scary Monsters.

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released June 11, 2021

Recorded by Joe Gac at Kildare Studios in Chicago, Illinois
December 2020

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