TRACK PREMIERE: BIG DEBBIE “MOUTH WIDE OPEN (YOUR EYES)” (F. TERROR APART)
Big Debbie was introduced to—and inspired by—forbidden pop music by a father who doubled as a Soviet navy officer and a media smuggler, and then spent a decade clawing at the limits of punk and noise music in San Francisco before relocating to L.A. and preparing for the vinyl release of the crushing AB RA CA DEB RA full-length. “Mouth Wide Open” starts the album with seething distortion and skullcracking drums—it’s a post-asteroid-impact Mad Max wasteland child of Flipper, Chrome and Suicide. (And this, notes Debbie, is one of the “upbeat” tracks.) “Mouth Wide Open” was recorded live to cassette 4-track, says Debbie, and the song also features Portland’s similarly uncompromising Terror Apart, who’s here to help really push this song into the red. Big Debbie is about to leave for a European tour that starts with a Moscow show with Pussy Riot collaborators A.W.O.T.T., so there aren’t any L.A. shows set yet—but AB RA CA DEB RA is due out on vinyl on Wed., Oct. 10, on Oakland’s Ratskin Records, and it’s up for pre-order today—get it here!