Multicult - Simultaneity Now LP
On their fifth album, Baltimore noise rock stalwarts Multicult lay down a minimalist racket that sets them apart from many bands playing in this specific subgenre of punk. Bassist Rebecca Burchette and drummer Jake Cregger lock into a pummeling, precise, machinelike groove for guitarist/vocalist Nick Skrobisz to passionately holler over, while his guitar skreaks and skronks all types of cathartic noise. It’s a sound rooted in tension and release. The rhythm section provides the tension, while the release is provided by Skrobisz’s voice and guitar. It’s a unique style that proves there is room for all different types of sounds and approaches under the noise rock banner. Multicult’s sound owes just as much to Wire as it does to Big Black.
Learning Curve Records