West Palm Beach, Florida’s Cop City/ Chill Pillars’ new LP out on punk record label Floridas Dying, Hosed, kicks off in a drunk stumble. It’s opening track “Cleaning the Pool” punches in under a stress inducing sax solo and a twisted descending guitar line that subsides into the track’s drifting, minimalist chorus. The shift feels organic in its commitment to an unsettled, dissonant and sludgy sound and sets a challenging and enjoyable wavering tone for the rest of the album.
On standout songs like “Far Out Freaky Stuff” and “Stomach” CC/CP weaves in and out of tight head nodding satisfaction and deranged plodding melody. The band melds hard hitting lanky compositions with dizzying, infirm tones and muted, droned vocals that congeal in a strongly voiced record that doesn’t sound like much of anything that came out this year. Go get strange with these weirdos.
Hosed is now available over at Floridas Dying’s website.