Band: WEAKNESSGenres: Punk Rock / Emo / Screamo / Skramz / Hardcore
Related artists: Moonasi, Father Figure, Innards, John McClane, Old Problems, Family Hearse, Joy Sores and Mean Girls.
Country: Austin, Texas USA
Years Active: 2013-2014
Song: "Dad Gut, Mom Butt"
Album: "Too High to Die, Too Drunk to Care"
Label(s): Black Box Records / Carucage Records
This post's artist is from the November 2014 Mix. This is track #6.
You can download the October Mix#11 right here or get the new November Mix#12 here.
For fans of: мища, Deers!, Raein, Altar Of Complaints, Mans, Lion Of The North, Matsuri, Adobe Homes, Lord Snow, Comadre, For Want Of, Hadaka Matsuri, Innards, La Luna and GRYSCL aka PROPER SCREAMO.
WEAKNESS. "Dad Gut, Mom Butt". I don't' really need to say anything else, but obviously I will. Mixing the lo-fi skramzy and blasting sound of мища with some mid-range screamo like Matsuri and Deers! and you've got some pretty sweet tunes. Texas and California definitely carved out a sound that is pretty, awkward, screamy and has really started to spread its influence, which is a damn good thing.
"Hotdog Randy" is only 1:05 but the song shifts quickly and after some screamy chaos it settles down at 40 seconds and builds all the way back up until "imsohigh.com" which is another great song that really picks up my interest at the end. Songs such as "Malt Disney" and especially the intro to "Stay Chill" scream European influence, especially the instrumentals. "The World is My Ashtray" is a great closer and nails another epic ending in a very short time-span.
The band's very old material (pre-Greyscale split) has a different vocalist that quit the band, after which I dug the band even more when the instrumentalists threw their voices into the mix. The older material has more of a La Luna and slower Lord Snow feel to it, mainly because the vocalist has a very similar talking/yell but instrumentally not all that far off, as it is slower and less crazy. When the band's latest album came out there were a lot of people on the internet shitting themselves which is when and why I first heard about WEAKNESS.
Personally, I have focused primarily on the band's final LP. It's a great record but am even more excited about their next venture, as I assume some of the transitions will become a bit more cohesive. There are quite a few times where I expect a song to progressively move to the next part in my head, that is going to sound so good, but instead they meander to a new section that doesn't grab me nearly as much as the previous section nor the imaginary part in my head. Maybe I'm being a little too demanding but regardless, it's worth a listen. Or twenty, as was thy case o'me.
Expect to hear a lot more about this band when the next LP drops!
2013 - Demo EP (stream/donate/download here)
2013 - Liver Die digital single (stream/donate/download here)
2013 - Laika split cassette?/10"?EP (stream/donate/download here)
2013 - Greyscale split cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)
2014 - Too High to Die, Too Drunk to Care casssetteLP (stream/donate/download here)
(2014) WEAKNESS - "Dad Gut, Mom Butt" (from 'Too High to Die, Too Drunk to Care')
(2014) WEAKNESS - "Malt Disney" (from 'Too High to Die, Too Drunk to Care')
(2014) WEAKNESS - "Hotdog Randy" (from 'Too High to Die, Too Drunk to Care')
(2013) WEAKNESS - "Aokigahara" (from 'Greyscale' split)
WEAKNESS additional links