Premiere: Spiral Rash Wanders Around Feral Guitar Jangles with a Lo-Fi Charm on Debut Demo Tape

Best known for his work in Snuffy and Fast Food, the Memphis-based creative Spiral Rash ventures off on his own and explores the weird, occasionally chaotic world of basement synth-punk that's merged with a lo-fi outsider songcraft on his debut demo tape.

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Spiral Rash, who's best known for playing in oddball Memphis punk bands like Snuffy and Fast Food, has now struck out to find his own spastic and nervy sonic terrain in the world of egg punk on his debut demo tape. The demo is a collage of jagged sounds remininscent of Snooper, Smirk, and Erik Nervous with a bit of the scratchy, offbeat garage pop of the Tall Dwarfs and The Cleaners From Venus. The tape comprises of four tracks that are raw, scrappy and at times, blood-dripping. Opener "Too Much like Right" is driven by its propulsive tension and distinct post-punk edge that drifts into the cleverly-tight, adrenaline-fueled guitar spasms of "Plastic Serpent." "Autodevour" is all quivers and shakes with its wiry guitar chords and thick, driving bassline. Closer "Dog Having its Day," which originally appeared on ACAB: The Server: The Mixtape back in November, is heavy equipped with its stabbing guitar lines, eerie synths and jolting beats that veer outside the lines — it's pulsating post-punk at its best with a delicate pop sensibility.


Stream and order a copy of the debut demo tape below.