by Andrew Sacher
Rat Fist is the new band of No Age guitarist Randy Randall and Pissed Jeans drummer Sean McGuinness, who have announced that they'll release an album this year and go on a short tour in June. No details on the album yet, but they did put out one song, "Disrupt Yr DNA," which is exactly the kind of noisy racket you'd expect from members of No Age and Pissed Jeans. Listen below.
Their tour culminates with two NYC shows happening on Death by Audio on June 28 and Cake Shop on June 29, which is pretty exciting considering No Age and Pissed Jeans are ready-made for tiny venues like those but have both moved on to playing much bigger places. Needless to say, Rat Fist will sound right at home in those rooms too. DbA is $8 at the door and advance tickets for Cake Shop are on sale now. Stay tuned for info on the openers. All dates, including Baltimore with Ed Schrader's Music Beat and Philly with Dark Blue, are listed below.
Another band with with members of Pissed Jeans is the backing band for pro wrestler Ultramantis Black who has an album coming out on Relapse. Ultramantis recently released a track from that, "West Siberian Plain," which you can hear below.
Rat Fist - "Disrupt Yr DNA"
Ultramantis Black - "West Siberian Plain"
Rat Fist -- 2014 Tour Dates
Tue 06/24/14 Bug Jar Rochester NY
Wed 06/25/14 Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh PA
Thu 06/26/14 Floristree Baltimore MD w/ Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Chain and the Gang
Fri 06/27/14 Space 1026 Philadelphia PA w/ The New Dreamz, Dark Blue
Sat 06/28/14 Death By Audio Brooklyn NY
Sun 06/29/14 Cake Shop New York NY