The long Halloween weekend left me craving some noise rock nihilism this morning. Enter Philly misanthropes Hot Guts. You might have caught their intense set opening for The Breeders at the First Unitarian Church back in September. Or perhaps you just heard us spin their Bauhaus-ish doom jam “Did You Not Go To The Dance Alone?” on Y-Rock. The four-piece has a new offering out on local label Badmaster Records, a split 7” with like-minded New Yorkers Pop. 1280; the Hot Guts side is somehow punchier and more paranoid than we’ve heard from them in the past. “Da’rat Hessla” has the pulse of Suicide’s “Ghost Rider,” the sonic girt of Cabaret Voltaire, and anguished vocals that will haunt you for days. U-City’s punk fraternity Pi Lam hosts both bands for the single’s release show on Sunday, Nov. 7; Soars from the Lehigh Valley (also favorites of The Key) round out the bill.
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