Hair Police

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Hair Police
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Hair Police

If you’ve lamented the dormancy of the U.S. noise-music scene—the crucial, community-minded movement that energized the underground with its nihilistic experimentalism and DIY ethos—rejoice: The beast has awoken from its slumber, thanks in part to a recent ear-bleeder from founding faction Hair Police. The recent Mercurial Rites (Type)—the Lexington, KY–born trio's first proper LP in five years—finds the band in vintage grinding form: Grisly howls seemingly gnawing their way out of a torture chamber meet mutilating percussion and a synthesizer bloodbath. Hair Police plays a pair of local gigs this weekend, joined by various noise luminaries: Pharmakon, Alberich and Hollow Seed tonight at 285 Kent, and Chris Goudreau, White Suns, Guerrilla Toss, Bob Bellerue and Tamio Shiraishi at a July 13 Red Hook marathon.


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