Vesuvian basslines destroy in this sludge-heavy track from rollicking East Bay duo Street Eaters
and their debut album, Rusty Eyes and Hydrocarbons
. A sinister and lazy guitar hook duels with a pungent drum counterpoint. Worming through layers of goo, the chorus picks right up into pop-punk anxiety. Comprised of a boy and a girl, the powerful call and response vocals could be from a busted Huggy Bear. They duke it out, devising an impenetrable wall of density escaping into simplicity as the two riot about what dreams (more like nightmares?) are made from. Silence whimpers and in unison the two grumble that "these dreams are built of death and fire" before bounding back into another exhausting go. There's no outro, it just blows back out in a recoiling vibration. Grab it below.
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MP3: "Nation Builder"