Today, Michigan extreme metal band SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY have unleashed their newest single “Why Can’t You Behave.” A two-minute long frenzy of blast beats, odd time signatures, and everything else you could ask for in a techy grindcore song. The aptly aggressive vocal delivery from Chris Fox juxtaposes the lighter lyrical content of a life changing moment. It serves as the second song shared from the band’s highly-anticipated new album, Distractions, set for release February 17th via Good Fight Music.
The band also has a string of shows in the midwest this week and will hit the east coast in late February with Bandit, full dates below. A second-pressing of Distractions is available for pre-order now through Good Fight Music, after the first vinyl launch sold out in just a few days.
Formed in 2004, See You Next Tuesday made their mark in the world of extreme metal with the release of their albums Parasite (2007) and Intervals (2008), both on Ferret Music. Going on hiatus in 2009 and then reuniting in 2015 for a few one off shows over the years, there were never any plans for the band to record new music. In late 2020, misfortune became inspiration for guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Drew Slavik, and suddenly he and vocalist Chris Fox were writing another album. Pushing forth on controlled chaos, the band has been able to evolve since their initial output and Distractions finds them delving into a new, modern grindcore sound. The thirteen songs on the record are full of fast and heavy guitars accompanied by an invigorating vocal performance from Fox. The true standout is in the drum work, provided by Slavik, displaying a maniacally bold use of blast beats that perfectly intertwine with his home-made samples. Distractions was recorded at Slavik’s home studio where he also handled production and mixing, and was mastered by Josh Schroeder (Lorna Shore, In Hearts Wake).
Expanding on the writing and recording process, Slavik states: “The writing process was amazing! I wrote in my home studio or in my head and recorded everything as it progressed. Being a mailman, I walk 8 miles a day, and I was able to listen and critique each song, every step of the way, pushing myself as a player, writer and producer even further than ever before. My main goal musically was to write something different. I never really shot for the ‘best’ because that is so arbitrary, however, I strived to be unfamiliar in a sense, not just with the music, but the overall sound as well.”
See You Next Tuesday is Drew Slavik – Guitar, Chris Fox – Vocals, Rick Woods – Bass, James Watson – Drums