Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Village Voice Talks To Austerity Program's Justin Foley About New "Backsliders and Apostates Will Burn" Release and More!

Local Big Black Acolytes Austerity Program On The Virtues of Pranking Your Own Label and Their New EP, Backsliders and Apostates Will Burn

​Astoria duo Austerity Program take the lunging acrimony of classic pigfuck and subvert it through the evil scrunch of modern extreme metal. They've always sounded a little like Big Black--what with the whole adenoidal howling/abrasive guitar/drum machine thing--but new EP Backsliders and Apostates Will Burn (out May 4 on Hydra Head) brings their Albini worship to its most mature, focused and disturbing end point. Backsliders's four songs, all about five minutes long, are sardonic hateballs, raging like tortured animals conquering the endless drone of existence. Second track "Song 26"--which you can download below--is like Shellac's "Prayer To God" if the sex-starved protagonist actually had a closer relationship to Jesus than women.

(((Download Austerity Program's "Song 26" and read more here!)))