After debuting with an unrelenting self-titled six-song EP in August of 2017 on Sin-Eater Records, gritty New Jersey Pine Barrens punks PARCH have returned with their latest testament to the world of darkened noisy hardcore release dubbed “Hell In These Eyes”. Today, we’re giving you the first foretaste of its mind wrenching, shrill sounds that are eerie, yet infectious, and demanding repeat listens. Check out the new tune “Alligator” and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Singer/Lyricist Billy Applegate commented:
Alligator is pretty much just a big “I don’t give a fuck what you think” song. I don’t care what you eat, who you fuck, what kind of clothes you wear. Be kind, have fun, and don’t push things on other people.
Asked about the writing/recording process for the song, guitarist Nicholas Hertzberg explained:
I had the original riff ideas for “Alligator” sitting around for a while and worked on a full demo before bringing it to the band to flesh-out. That bass break and blast beat part in the middle of the song was a lot more “subdued” and almost meditative when I originally put it together. When the whole band got their hands on it, however, it became this violent crescendo that leads to one of the most moving portions of not only this album, but I think any song in our current catalogue. We recorded this entire album live in my home studio, and this song, every time, got us all so amped up, especially when we got to the outro. Keeping tempo and dynamics in check was a constant thought in my mind, but at the end of the day, creating a great punk/hardcore record that was as raw as we play live was the goal, and I think we accomplished that.
“Hell In These Eyes” was recorded live in a home studio by guitarist Nicholas Hertzberg and mastered by Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere, Failures, etc.) at Dead Air Studios. The culmination of these forces results in an album as raw, volatile, and emotionally consuming as the band’s scattered and scathing live performances.
Being released on their own imprint, Wet Cassettes, Hell In These Eyes will see a worldwide digital and limited cassette tape release (with special tape-only bonus tracks) starting August 24th, 2018.