stream Deaf Club’s new remix EP & watch the video for YAWNS’ (GothBoiClique) remix
Last year, Deaf Club -- aka Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City, etc), Brian Amalfitano (ACxDC), Scott Osment (Weak Flesh), Jason Klein (Run With The Hunted), and Leo Ulfelder (Fissure) -- released their debut EP Contemporary Sickness on Three One G, and now they've got a few new things to accompany it.
It's now available on cassette, and side 2 of the cassette tape comes with remixes of four of the five songs by YAWNS (of emo-rap collective GothBoiClique, which also includes Wicca Phase, the late Lil Peep, and more), Bubblegum Octopus, 304angstroms, and DJ Embryonic Petit Sac. We're premiering a stream of the full remix EP, as well as the video for YAWNS' rework of "Lo-Fi Money Tomb$tone," which was created by frequent Three One G collaborator Displaced/Replaced. The grindy hardcore of the original Contemporary Sickness EP is already spastic and intense, but these four remixes make the songs sound even more untamed and add in noise, glitchy electronics, and more. The YAWNS remix is no exception, and the video is as confrontational as the music.
About this whole project, Brian Amalfitano tells us:
Maybe we were clairvoyant. Maybe we just felt shit would hit the fan sooner than later. Contemporary Sickness was about society getting chewed up & spat back out ... Hopefully emerging the other side with a different perspective.
In any case, society is getting remixed along with everything else in our lives. So we reached out to some friends, before the pandemic, to see if they could properly mangle up some of our songs. The goal being a limited cassette for the upcoming tour we booked. We now how that story ended.
The first track we heard was “Lo Fi Money Tomb$tone”. An apocalypse times remix by YAWNS (of GothBoiClique) and a sort of 180 from what we create musically, which hits the nail right on the head for what we want to put out. As Big Pharma keeps looking for a vaccine and the stock market keeps chasing the money we asked Displaced/Replaced to set a visual mood for the track. Maybe it’ll remind us the blue blood billionaires and status quo capitalists aren’t our friends.
Watch the video and stream the remix EP and the original EP below. Check out some pre-quarantine live photos of Deaf Club in the gallery above.
In related news, we just posted never-before-seen footage of Head Wound City's first-ever show.