Garrett Harris 10:11 p.m., May 23
The Stalins of Sound
RIYL: Metal Urbain, Christmas Island, Jay Reatard, the Dissimilars, Big Black
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Inception: San Diego, 2010
Influences: Devo, the Spits, God Lives Underwater, Jay Reatard, Digital Leather
Coalescing disparate influences, synth punk band the Stalins of Sound creates a dystopian aural landscape that pounds with totalitarian drum machines, relentless bass, piercing keyboards, buzz-saw guitar, and paranoiac vocals. Originally a satirical anti-establishmentarian one-man-band featuring Hadi Ziade, former bassist for the Dissimilars, the lineup was later expanded to include synth player Jimmy the Worm (formerly of the Dissimilars and SlabCity) and bassist Dave Masur.
They released a 4-song self-titled 7-inch EP on Volar Records in late 2010, limited to 90 copies pressed on red vinyl, and an edition of 200 on black vinyl. In early 2012, a new song from the electro-punk band, “Rapture in Blood,” began streaming online.