by Andrew Sacher
Bay area punks Neon Piss released their self titled LP back in May on the consistently great Deranged Records, the label currently home to White Lung and once home to Fucked Up. And if you're a fan of the no-bullshit punk of either of those bands, you'll dig Neon Piss too. It's in the lineage of fast, ferocious Cali punk penned by Black Flag, The Germs, The Adolescents, and their peers. [The Damned / Alternative TV too - Bill] And like those bands, strong underlying melodies are always hiding behind their buzzsaw guitars and pummeling drums. You can stream the release in its entirety below or purchase it at bandcamp.
The band are playing a hometown show with Nu Sensae next week and the following month, they'll bring their show on the road, hitting NYC on November 16 at Death by Audio with a genre-appropriate bill of Nuclear Spring, Survival, and Shoxx. The band also plans to have a new 7" out on Vinyl Rites by the time the tour begins.
A video of the band playing at long-running Bay Area venue 924 Gilman, their album stream, and a list of all tour dates (some are still TBA) below.
Neon Piss at Gilman 924 - 6/24/11
Neon Piss - Neon Piss
Neon Piss -- 2012 Tour Dates (from their blog)
10/15 San Francisco - The Knockout w/ Nu Sensae
11/1 Portland - Slabtown w/ The Body, Defect Defect (hopefully)
11/2 Vancouver - A House w/ Nu Sensae and B Lines
11/3 Seattle - The Morgue w/ Vicious Pleasures (PDX), Kohosh and Fugitive Spot
11/4 Olympia - Palace Flophouse w/ Dogjaw + more TBA.
11/6 Minneapolis - At Medusa with Frozen Teens, Serenghetto, Fuck Detector and Dishpit
11/7.Milwaukee - Ground Zero w/ Holy Shit!, Serenghetto and B. Arthur.
11/8 Chicago - The Empty Bottle w/ Grass Widow, Wet Hair
11/9 Columbus, OH - The Legion Of Doom w/ TBA
11/10 Toronto - Not Dead Yet afterparty w/ Nuclear Spring and Raw Meat at Soybomb
11/11 Montreal - TBA
11/12 Portland - w/ No Sir I Won't, Athabasca and endless jags @ 442 St. John St.
11/13 Boston - TBA
11/14 Providence - At AS220
11/15 Worcester - At The Ship Room w/ Cleansing Wave and Funeral Cone
11/16 Brooklyn - At Death by Audio w/ Nuclear Spring, Survival, Shoxx
11/17 D.C. - TBA
11/18 Asheville - At The Get Down
11/19 Chattanooga - Sluggo's North w/ Nude Beach, Future Virgins
11/20 Athens - The Go Bar w/ Shaved Christ
11/21 Gainesville - Boca Fiesta w/ Mauser, Post Teens, Children's children (i think)
11/22 New Orleans Nowe Miasto
11/23 Austin - TBA
11/24 Denton - House show on Cordell w/ TBA
11/26 Flagstaff - House show w/ Serenghetto, B. Arthur and more TBA.
11/27 Los Angeles (mentone) - Rob's Loko Lounge