DEAF CLUB by 📸 Becky DiGiglio Photography
DEAF CLUB by 📸 Becky DiGiglio Photography
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Bad Songs Forever – chaotic hardcore pack DEAF CLUB returns with new EP!

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Our favorite Californian chaotic hardcore band DEAF CLUB has announced their new EP, BAD SONGS FOREVER, to be released May 6th. The vicious San Diego crew have unleashed the first single “If You Eat a Rat, It Might Taste Good” and you can stream it below!

Deaf Club is a savage sound bath dripping with sardonicism: a blastbeat-centric hardcore punk assault channeling crust, thrash, and grind (un)sensibilities. Succinct pauses, surreal frequencies and effects, breakneck pace and sharply hurled vocals characterize the band’s aesthetic, which seems as though it is rooted in a sort of nasty-sound-meets-highbrow-message ethos.

Fueled by the onslaught of society’s insanity and driven mad by tinnitus, Justin Pearson (The Locust, Dead Cross, Planet B), Brian Amalfitano (ACxDC), Scott Osment (Weak Flesh), Jason Klein (Run With The Hunted), and Tommy Meehan (The Manx, Chum Out!) approach music as an opportunity to confront our collective sicknesses.

In 2020, the band released their debut EP, Contemporary Sickness, as well as a Remix cassette EP of bonus remixes featuring GothBoiClique’s YAWNS, Bubblegum Octopus, 304angstroms, and DJ Embryonic Petit Sac. They then released a cover and video of Killing Joke’s “The Wait” as a benefit, along with a slew of other music videos, including a long form performance of their debut LP in its entirety.

They continued with a collaboration with clothing brand Brain Dead to release ultra limited test pressings of their album Productive Disruption, and played a handful of shows in Southern California, including under a bridge in DTLA lit by the spotlight of a police helicopter hovering overhead. In January of 2022, their first full-length was released.

BAD SONGS FOREVER was recorded by Alex Estrada at Pale Moon Audio and Tommy Meehan. Mixed and mastered by Brent Asbury. Pressed on limited edition color vinyl, released by Three One G and Sweatband Records.

Pre-order here.

DEAF CLUB by 📸 Becky DiGiglio Photography
DEAF CLUB by 📸 Becky DiGiglio Photography

Having just released their debut LP, Productive Disruption, in January of 2022, Deaf Club wasted no time in the relentless pursuit of perfecting sci fi crust punk from the future; the result is their newest EP, BAD SONGS FOREVER.

Made up of 3 original tracks as well as a Pixies cover of “Broken Face”— Joey Santiago of Pixies remarked, “Love it! Going to steal that Feedback Pedal Effect” upon hearing it— the band claws and spews its way into a heightened state of controlled chaos, taking time to more deliberately build, layer and pace each track in ways they previously hadn’t.

As their shared style comes increasingly into laser-focus with each new song, Deaf Club continues to meld d-beat and thrash sensibilities with unhinged battery acid buzzes, disgruntled rhythms, and tongue in cheek lyrics spit cynical and sharp.

DEaf Club
DEAF CLUB by 📸 Becky DiGiglio Photography


Fill cracks with glue,
hide gross revenue.
Know the dead can
only say, “Boo”.
I’m Deaf I said, I bang my head.
He’s Deaf he said, let’s bang our head.
Never met, never spoke,
cry and cry, go (heart) broke.
In the air, smell gun smoke.
End the race, who will croak?
Get clue after clue.
Don’t think it through.
Know the deaf can
also say, “Boo”.
I’m Deaf I said, I bang my head.
He’s Deaf he said, let’s band our Head
Never met, never spoke.
Cry and cry, go (heart) broke.
In the air, smell gun smoke.
End the race, who will croak?
Walk the avenue
to the barbecue.
Clock says, “Cuckoo”.
Guns can’t say, “Boo”.
I’ll just say, “Boo”.


“…high energy, future fucking, spastic grind… seared by neon gas on top of the sound of the tears of snowflake Republicans bawling about the forthcoming wheels of fascism not spinning fast enough for their liking.” —Decibel

“It’s like someone mixed Red Bull and Adderall and cocaine into your coffee… lawless, lethiferous hardcore.” —Metal Sucks

“…relentless, furious grindy hardcore.” —BrooklynVegan

“…[Deaf Club] mixes d-beat, grind and hardcore with atonal guitars and a general sense of anxiety. It’s gnarly, fits well with Pearson’s previous work, and is totally essential for all you Stans out there, and new fans, too.” —-Revolver Magazine

“Deaf Club have assembled a blistering all-star cast set to full scale decibel peak.” —Cvlt Nation

Upcoming shows:

Feb. 21 San Fernando Valley, CA, CA @ Midnight Hour w/ Negative Approach
Feb. 23rd Los Angeles, CA @ Ghengis Cohen

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