I’ve been industrialized
In the grand music festival of human existence, Fortune 500 companies are the spoilt headliners, with their massive amps cranked to eleven, belting out tunes that shake the economy’s stage and blow out the planet’s speakers. They strut around, chests puffed with the swagger of economic growth and innovation, but behind the scenes, their backstage demands wreak a hefty dose of environmental havoc, economic inequality, pollution, and discontent in their wake. It’s a complex setlist, blending destructive bass lines with hopeful melodies, leaving fans to wonder if they’ll ever truly encore with sustainability hits or just smash the planet’s guitar at the end of the show.
Choncy, straight from the Rust Belt, takes a fierce swing at the colossus of carbon emissions with Dead Meat, a ferocious anthem pulsing with post-industrial intensity.
Dead Meat echoes the raw energy of punk legends like The Stooges, The Clash, Black Flag, Sham 69, and The Damned, serving as a jarring reminder of life’s stark realities. The track’s foundation is built on rhythms as gritty as a deserted factory, infused with a potent mix of emotion that challenges our perceptions of what’s truly essential in the wake of rising unemployment, profit margins, budget cuts, and man-made horrors.
Choncy masterfully navigates the realms of angular post-punk and unyielding hardcore, stretching their musical boundaries to the max. With its frenzied combination of pounding bass, razor-sharp drums, jagged guitars, and dissonant vocals, the band lays bare the harsh truths of existence, offering a raw and unfiltered portrayal of life in the working class. Wrapped in distortion with the bleak backdrop of the Queen City, the DIY video by demands attention to the tolls we bear in a mean, harsh world teetering on the brink. And they ain’t foolin’.
Punk at its finest: blare this one loud.
Choncy fleshes out a frenzied, multifaceted approach to punk with their sophomore album, 20X MULTIPLIER. The Cincinnati quartet delivers an intoxicating 9-song 12” tinged with personality and dumb luck following Community Chest, their 2023 debut on Feel It Records.
“20X MULTIPLIER displays a maniacal yet ingenious approach to punk that can only be compared to hitting a slot machine jackpot or maybe committing tax fraud and running for the Secretary of Defense,” quips the band.
The album is out March 8, 2024. Pre-order here:
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