Thrill Jockey’s roster just got a bit heavier as Windy City thrash dudes Oozing Wound are now a part of the family.
Relatively new to the scene, Oozing Wound features members of Cacaw, Zath, and Unmanned Ship and has slowly gained momentum and notoriety around Chicago, getting a major boost with the release of their Vape & Pillage cassette a little earlier this year (a few copies still available here). They parlayed that positive press into an opening gig for new labelmate Brian Chippendale’s equally grossly named Black Pus. Fast forward a bit and they’re on Thrill Jockey. See kids, the dream is still alive! You can expect a new album from them this fall, tentatively scheduled for October and titled Retrash. Retrash was recorded this past winter and features seven songs clocking in at a respectable 32 minutes.
In addition to all that, Oozing Wound will be playing Chicago’s Rotted Tooth Festival. Rotted Tooth Records, run by Oozing Wound’s own Kyle Reynolds, is putting on something of a counter protest to P4k’s festival the weekend of July 19th and 20th. Think of them as the metal heads to the ‘Fork’s Westboro Baptist Church. Details for the Rotted Tooth shows are still sketchy but you can expect to see Midwest noise/metal/punk acts like Wolf Eyes, Bitchin’ Bajas, Sewn Leather, and Shaved Women (among others) at the shows. Check back at Rotted Tooth’s website, or Permanent Records if you’re in Chicago, for advanced ticket info.
Hey! Here’s a clip of their set at Chicago’s Empty Bottle from the Black Pus show in May:
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