Reptilian Records (Pageninetynine, Fight Amp) is going full-throttle into the new-year with the release of the self-titled debut of CHIEF TAIL. Possessing 3/4 of Richmond, VA chaos-core unit PCP Roadblock (who were probably more infamous for their destructive behavior than their tunes), these are satirical yet wholly believable chestnuts put to tape by Steve Albini himself. The band’s new LP comes out on January 18th via Reptilian Records (Pageninetynine, Fight Amp), and today we’re giving you their new gritty tune called “Stevie Dix II”, a proper nihilistic noise-rock kick imbued with a gram of scratchy lo-fi punk.
The result is irreverent, abrasive and habit-forming as fuck for your speakers. To drop on January 18th, this Steve Albini produced platter spikes the nihilistic noise-rock of Jesus Lizard with a gram of scratchy lo-fi punk a-la early Butthole Surfers. Pre-order the full record HERE and check out the new song below:
“It’s about this guy who we grew up with and some of us were in bands with, Stevie Dix. He was (and is) the penultimate bad kid from high school. He once stole a puppy as a gift for his high school girlfriend, except that he kidnapped it from one of her friends – suffice it to say it didn’t go over well. He also walked halfway across Richmond in the summertime with a bloated, rotten cat carcass to bring to one of our shows. You get the idea. He also is an expert mason and car thief and now sails the high seas as a merchant marine.” – John, bass player
Chief Tail coagulated in the winter of early 2019 with one mission- putting a sense of danger and the unknown back into underground rock’n’roll for your gruesome enjoyment! Will they, CAN they possibly succeed??
The Chief rose his Tail phoenix-like from the ashes of the underground RVA noise/chaos/violence slingers known as PCP Roadblock (1995-2005). The members hitchhiked, train-hopped, and stowed-away from Virginia to settle in the sewer of San Francisco. Already a nationwide phenomena, see?
Now just imagine if you went to see Pissed Jeans play with Tongue Party, but you were so loaded that you skated into the pit and threw up on the prettiest girl (OR GUY) before stealing the mic along with the hearts and minds and wallets of the crowd??
After a few beers and a few songs were complete, these guys somehow made it on their own up to Chicago and recorded to 2 inch tape at Electrical Audio Studios with Mister Steve Albini, though he might deny it.
– Reptilian Records