Reared in the basements and houses of the Raleigh punk scene, Pie Face Girls are a self-taught, self-actualized trio who make a habit of disrupting the conventional norms of the surrounding music scene. Influenced by the grinding distortion of L7 and the Melvins along with the DIY showmanship and sensibility of Bikini Kill and the Germs, Pie Face Girls aim to leave an impression. period.
Essex Muro: Fast, primal, pounding, HC
When Essex Muro started off they reminded me of the dense and muscular psychedelia of bands like Destruction Unit or Ex-Cult, but in the months since their demo they’ve moved away from their earlier, more garage-based aesthetic toward something harder and faster. It’s not quite hardcore exactly, but it’s definitely informed by it, taking the primitive pounding and the manic energy of early 80s hardcore and fleshing it out, letting the obsessive forward momentum spill in other, unexpected directions – Sorry State Records