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Artist Name: Piss Shy

Who Are They: Noise punk trio from Atlanta. Featuring members of Fairlane and Shelf Life.

Blake Gamel – Drums
Cody Hamlet – Guitar/Vocals
Luke Jones – Guitar
Ben Shockley – Guitar

Sounds Like: That feeling of exhausted elation you get after you’ve just puked your guts out. This is ferocious, stomach-churning noise rock that would rather see you set free than tie you up in knots. The band plays with hardcore tenacity but there are occasional overtures to Unwound’s angular melodicism, which is never, ever a bad thing.

Releases: The band’s debut EP, The Best of Piss Shy, came out last week and is available as a name your price download via Bandcamp. Extra kudos for including the lyrics to each track.

Mandatory Listening: EP closer “Dot Dot Dash” highlights the group’s ability to shift from a menacing AmRep-indebted churn to a full-throttle blitzkrieg at the drop of a dime. The tension between the spiraling guitars, tumbling drums, and Cody Hamlet’s lacerating howls remind me of everything I grew up loving about noise rock. The misanthropic belligerence, the pummeling grooves, the exhilarating feeling of catharsis — it’s all there and then some.

Piss Shy will perform on Monday, May 30 at 529 alongside Ladybird and SOUL GLO. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission TBA.

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