by Black Bubblegum
If you like your noise rock caustic, filthy, and dressed up in a dead mouse costume, then clear your schedule on Monday night (8/10) and head down to Death By Audio.
Rodent obsessed, toilet-humored, ill-tongued masked wackos. Weed-fueled, grinding sludge, noise-damaged, broken oscillator junkyard trio. Demented cheese lovers with a beef against God. Yeah The White Mice from Providence are all those things and more. Too fucked up and noise fixated for the average metalhead, too stoned, sleazy and salacious for the hipster and punk set, The White Mice have for years existed on the fringes of every underground scene and belonged to none of em.Cacaw, Liturgy, and White Suns also play the Brooklyn show on Monday. Expect White Mice to crank out some new material from their upcoming debut on 20 Buck Spin, Ganjahovahdose, due in October. One of those tracks, "PasssTheFissst", is available for download above (along with Liturgy's "Ecstatic Rite", which you first saw here).
Musically speaking one might hear traces of Melvins, Brainbombs, Buzzoven and their Providence brethren in Landed, Drop Dead and Lightning Bolt. And yet the Mice, whose devastatingly loud (like Dino Jr. loud), crude and visually incredible live show leaves mouths agape and the uninitiated properly converted, easily stand apart from any proper comparison as a beast of their own making.
After NYC, White Mice will scoot down the east coast eventually crash landing at the absolutely killer Filth City Fest II in Baltimore, MD with a massive lineup of Hammers of Misfortune, Ludicra (both are in NYC on 8/11, tickets here), Asshole Parade (who are coming to NYC), Defeatist (who played BV Show No Mercy), Pulling Teeth, Man Will Destroy Himself, Cough (who played Europa with Liturgy), Fight Amp (who are playing NYC in September), Infernal Stronghold, and soooooo many others. Tickets are still available. Set times and the full band list is below.
White Mice is currently featured on a new cassette-only comp on Damage Rituals entitled The Dead Hand: Human Machines along with a cast of out-there heavy luminaries like Ocrilim (aka Mick Barr), STATS (who also played BV / Show No Mercy), Vaz, Drunkdriver, Child Abuse, Dysrhythmia, Zs, and many many others. Pick that up here.
The next edition of Show No Mercy will feature Mick Barr, Gnaw, and Castevet and will take place on Sept 6th at Public Assembly.
White Mice tour dates, as well as video of White Mice, Liturgy, drunkdriver, and Child Abuse are below....
White Mice - "Munstabateher/Placentard"
White Mice at MassArt 12/09.06
Liturgy - "Ecstatic Rite" at NY Eye and Ear II - Knitting Factory, 7/9/2009
Liturgy at NY Eye and Ear II - Knitting Factory, 7/9/2009
drunkdriver at NY Eye and Ear II
Child Abuse "Opportunity Zone" at Lit Lounge
WHITE MICE - 2009 TOUR DATES
Aug 10 2009 Death by Audio w/Cacaw Brooklyn, New York
Aug 12 2009 The Depot w/Cacaw York, Pennsylvania
Aug 13 2009 Pilam w/CACAW Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 14 2009 Filth Fest II Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 15 2009 As220 Foo Fest w/ SUN RA Arkestra/Tinsel Teeth/Lightning Bolt Providence, Rhode Island
Sep 11 2009 Fancy Fuckin' Fest Provoloneyville, Rhode Island
Sep 23 2009 As220 with OVO/Subarachnid Space Scrovidence, Rhode Island
FILTH CITY FEST II - 2009 TOUR DATES
Friday (DOORS @ 3:30):
Hammers of Misfortune 10:00-10:45
White Mice 9:00-9:30
I, Destroyer 8:20-8:45
Pulling Teeth 7:40-8:05
It's Casual 7:00-7:25
Asymmetric Warfare 6:25-6:45
Sacrificial Blood 5:45-6:05
4th Horseman 5:00-5:30
Pizza Face! 4:15-4:45
Saturday (DOORS @ 1:00):
Asshole Parade 11:15-12:00
Man Will Destroy Himself 9:45-10:15
Radio Moscow 9:00-9:30
Vincent Black Shadow 8:15-8:45
Fight Amp 6:00-6:30
Electric Horsemen 4:30-5:00
Count Von Count 3:45-4:15
Sunday (DOORS @ 1:00):
Sin of Angels 11:15-12:00
Cut it Out! 9:00-9:30
Infernal Stronghold 7:30-8:00
Hooker Spit Windex 6:45-7:15
Bastard Sapling 6:00-6:30
Body Soil 3:00-3:30