In Rotation: Meat Wave - Brother

Phil Collins - January 25, 2015


Chicago's resident arbiters of gleeful power-punk slid us another slab of the good stuff with last week's release of Brother. Meat Wave are at their best when fully slathered in glam. "Sham King" and EP closer "I've Got Ants" sparkle prominently on the seven song release. The band has been around for a few years. They are continuing to pick up steam as they play a lot of shows around town. Meat Wave is now on a string of not-so-local shows across the pond in the United Kingdom.

Brother is getting a limited physical release on red 12-inch vinyl. Meat Wave has the digital release up for purchase on their bandcamp. Stream the full EP below. Meat Wave is part of a couple stacked local lineups coming up soon. They play the Empty Bottle on February 18 with Mr. Ma'am and Nervous Passenger. They open for The Brokedowns, who also put out new music recently, on March 1 at Beat Kitchen. Canadian Rifle and Foul Tip also play that show.