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DOWNLOAD: Trash Talk - Explode (MP3)

Trash Talk

A few minutes before this terrifying Sacramento hardcore band took the stage, Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham told me that Trash Talk has "the most violent pits I've ever seen." That's a more powerful endorsement than anything I could offer, but this band definitely won my night through sheer brutalizing menace. This was SXSW, so it's not like people in the crowd were ripping each other's heads off, but I did see more stagediving, spinkicking, and fighting over a broken mic during their set than I saw during the entirety of SXSW 2009. More to the point, the band themselves just drip contempt in all directions, even when they're not playing a note... Trash Talk are playing a bunch more shows this week, and I've got half a mind to catch all of their sets - [Pitchfork]

I wasn't at the above-reviewed SXSW show, but I did see the blistering hardcore band two other times during the week. Trash Talk also destroyed at the pizza party (video in this post) and at Red 7 two days later (new set of pictures in this post) (they were good in 2009 too). Besides ripping through the faves (at this year's shows), Trash Talk also showcased tracks from their new LP Eyes & Nines, due digitally May 18, or otherwise on June 8 via the band. Now TT have dropped a taste in the form of "Explode" available for download above.

Trash Talk are scheduled to support Alexisonfire along with La Dispute and Therefore I Am at Bowery Ballroom on May 22nd. Tickets are still available. The date is part of a larger tour with AOF and TT. All of those dates, with some more lost photos of the ensuing melee at the Red 7 party and some video of the band playing "Explode" at Hoeks Death Metal Pizza, below....

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Trash Talk play "Explode" at Hoeks, 3/18/10

TRASH TALK - 2010 TOUR DATES
Apr 13 2010 Stereo Glasgow
Apr 14 2010 The Rock City Basement Nottingham
Apr 15 2010 Engine Room Brighton
Apr 16 2010 The Garage London
Apr 16 2010 St. Mortiz London
Apr 17 2010 Champions Bournemouth
Apr 18 2010 Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Apr 19 2010 The Flapper and Firkin Birmingham
Apr 21 2010 Peabody's Down Under Cleveland, Ohio*
Apr 22 2010 St. Andrew's Hall Detroit, Michigan*
Apr 23 2010 The Town Ballroom Buffalo, New York*
Apr 24 2010 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland*
Apr 25 2010 Canal Club Downstairs Lounge Richmond, Virginia*
Apr 27 2010 Ground Control West Palm Beach, Florida*
Apr 28 2010 The Social Orlando, Florida*
Apr 29 2010 State Theater St. Petersburg, Florida*
Apr 30 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia*
May 1 2010 Greene Street Club Greensboro, North Carolina*
May 3 2010 Warehouse Live Houston, Texas*
May 4 2010 The Door Dallas, Texas*
May 5 2010 Emo's Austin, Texas*
May 7 2010 The Nile Mesa, Arizona*
May 8 2010 Chain Reaction Anaheim, California*
May 9 2010 The Troubadour West Hollywood, California*
May 10 2010 Slim's San Francisco, California*
May 11 2010 Peter's Room at Roseland Theater Portland, Oregon*
May 12 2010 El Corazon Seattle, Washington*
May 14 2010 The Venue Boise, Idaho*
May 15 2010 In The Venue's Club Sound Salt Lake City, Utah*
May 16 2010 Marquis Theater Denver, Colorado*
May 18 2010 Triple Rock Minneapolis, Minnesota*
May 19 2010 Lincoln Hall Chicago, Illinois*
May 21 2010 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York*
May 22 2010 Theater of Living Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania*
May 23 2010 The Palladium (Upstairs) Worcester, Massachusetts*
Aug 10 2010 Oya Festival Norway, Oslo
* with Alexisonfire, La Dispute, Therefore I Am

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