TRACK PREMIERE: SALT LICK “MIDNIGHT OIL”
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Salt Lick are the Permanent Records house band and if you’ve been to Permanent—or picked up any of those Brown Acid comps—then you’ll understand this sound instantly. It comes from a time after Sabbath and before punk, when band after isolated band arose determined to make their own noise from nowhere with guitar, bass, drums and a dedication to rock in its hardest-edged form. (Although they definitely made room for sludge and tar, too.) Salt Lick’s coming self-titled full-length is in the proud tradition of those DIY shredders that time forgot, and opener “Midnight Oil” is half caveman rage and half Stooge-y wreck ‘n’ roll, like the band that could’ve/should’ve opened the show recorded for Metallic K.O. It’s an ode to internal alienation, says Salt Lick’s (and Jesus Sons‘ and Mind Meld‘s) Erik Lake: “‘Midnight Oil’ is a track about living within our own heads to the point of mental exhaustion.” Salt Lick is out on 4/20 because fate demands it, and you can pre-order here—and they’ll be doing a few dates in Spain and a double-hitter in Texas next month. Full dates below!
5.9.19. SOUND ISIDRO – MADRID, SPAIN
5.10.19. BABYLON – LEON, SPAIN
5.11.19. PRIMONGOL SWAMI BALLROOM – LEON, SPAIN
5.12.19. BELEZA MALANDRA ATENEO KULTURALA – BERMEO, SPAIN
5.17.19. LOUD FESTIVAL – BRYAN, TX (USA)
5.18.19. HOTEL VEGAS – AUSTIN, TX (USA)