by Ian Chainey

Stain cover art
nudes

Seattle punks Nudes recently released the 7" Stain on Iron Lung Records. Uncompromising and uncomfortable, the three tracks speed along like the Germs while taking breaks for feedback-lashed, buzzy bass lurches that lay on the scuzz thickly. As if the audio wasn't enough of a gut punch, the band also cut a surreal video for "Bleach Stains." You can hear Stain and see the Lynchian "Bleach Stains" below.

Nudes are currently out on tour, hitting a number of locales over the next month, including Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and a couple Canadian tour stops. On July 15, the band plays Brooklyn's Lulu's with Kurraka, Nandas, and Creeping Dose. Tickets are $7 at the door.

Austin's Kurraka also released a new album and are also on tour, crossing paths a few more times with Nudes. Self-described as "dark raw punk," the trio's eponymous full-length makes the most of forceful chords, a huge bass tone, and reverbed shouts to create a simple but effective sonic wallop. Kurraka stream and their tour schedule, below.

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Nudes 2014 Tour Dates
July 07 - Houston, TX W/ Gag
July 08 - New Orleans, LA
July 10 - Atlanta, GA
July 11 - Charlotte, NC
July 12 - Baltimore, ML
July 13 - Washington DC
July 14 - Philadelphia, PA
July 15 - New York, NY
July 16 - Boston, MA
July 18 - Providence, RI
July 19 - Montreal, QC
July 20 - Toronto, ON
July 21 - Buffalo, NY
July 22 - Pittsburgh, PA
July 23 - Cleveland, OH
July 24 - Chicago, IL
July 25 - North Indiana, IN
July 26 - Madison, WI
July 27 - Minneapolis, MN
July 28 - St. Louis, MO
July 29 - Kansas City, MO
July 30 - Denver, CO
July 31 - Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 01 - Boise, ID
Aug 02 - Seattle WA
Aug 06 - Olympia, WA

Kurraka 2014 Tour Dates
July 07 - Houston, TX
July 08 - New Orleans, LA
July 09 - Nashville, TN
July 10 - Atlanta, GA
July 11 - Raleigh, NC
July 12 - Richmond, VA
July 13 - Philadelphia, PA
July 15 - New York, NY
July 16 - Boston, MA
July 17 - Montreal, QC
July 18 - Toronto, ON
July 19 - Chicago, IL
July 20 - Milwaukee, WI
July 21 - Minneapolis, MN
July 22 - Kansas City, MO
July 23 - Dallas, TX