Boston’s ANEURYSM are sharing the full stream of the band’s Stop This Ride EP via Brooklyn Vegan ahead of the release this coming Friday, September 4th on the band’s own Puritan Candy Records. Aneurysm, as their name may lead you to believe offer a raw brand of punk from the grimiest depths of the Boston scene, reminiscent of early 90’s grunge influenced punk. Combining elements of sludge and hardcore into their chaotic grunge dirge, “Stop This Ride” thrives on the brute strength of proto-punk and shredding metal influences buried underneath a vibrant blend of blown out punk intensity and primal melodies. This is basement punk that simply couldn’t care less about trends or the hype machine. Aneurysm are loud, crude, fast, and noisy, the perfect recipe for any underground punk show.
Speaking about the EP, Brooklyn Vegan shared, “Going by the fact that they share their band name with a Nirvana song and their upcoming EP, Stop This Ride, includes a cover of Hole’s “Violet,” you can already get an idea of how Aneurysm sound. The Seattle grunge influences are strong here, and they do it well. “
Boston’s Aneurysm was born in the thick of cross-country moves, carpal tunnel surgery, and an opiate-fueled convalescence during the ominous autumn before Hurricane Nemo pummeled the eastern seaboard into a frenzied state of arctic submission. Such harbingers of doom are hardly the omens one generally seeks when charting an auspicious path – but Aneurysm thrives on chaos, so it proved the perfect storm. In late Spring of 2014, while the long-awaited glacial retreat exposed mountains of orphaned bikes, thawing turds, and steaming garbage across the city, Mark (drums) and Dan (guitar) resurfaced from their rank subterranean Brighton hovel with the “ANEURYSM – DemO” tape, a debut that swiftly garnered a positive reviews.
Their current line up, featuring Mike (ex-The Network, vocals), Randy (guitar) and Kevin (bass) together with Dan and Mark, has already made a name for themselves in the Boston scene, opening for Child Bite, Coliseum, and Dave Lombardo’s (ex-Slayer) new band, Philm.
Drawing their influences from late 70’s L.A. punk, 80’s hardcore, and 90’s grunge, Aneurysm offers up a filthy cluster of songs that combine the dark and dreary with heart breaking pop and dirty-ass rock and roll.
Aneurysm’s most recent recording session with Will Killingsworth, produced a pair of 7” EPs to be released via Tor Johnson Records (Providence, RI) and one through the band’s own label, Puritan Candy. Hot on the heels of these releases, the band is playing across New England and building a dedicated fan base. They’re headed to Zippah Studios this Fall to record with producer Brian Charles of The Sheila Divine.
09/24 – Providence, RI @ AS220 w/ Die Choking, Empty Vessel, Grizzlor & Crosse Armed Calculator (Riotous Outburst Fest)
10/10 – Manchester, NH @ The Modern Gypsy w/ Guilt, Big Kill, & Harris Hawk
11/14 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East w/ The Saddest Landscape & Vattnet Viskar
11/21 – Nashua, NH @ 5 Dragons Lounge w/ Frostheave, Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, & The Raunchy Randos