Bummer's debut full-length Holy Terror is out today on Learning Curve Records.
From Kansas City, Missouri, Bummer are purveyors of supreme Heartland noise-rock, honed to perfection over the past several years through tours with bands like Whores. and Wrong. New album Holy Terror finds the trio in peak form: sludgy like The Melvins, harsh like Unsane, metallic like Slayer.
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"[Bummer] demonstrate influences ranging from Slayer to the Melvins to Unsane, offering up a smoothly predatory riff that lurks from the shadows before springing for the kill. It’s angry and raw and evil, yes, but it’s also groovy and tasty and methodical, and the crunch calls to mind delicious candy bars as much as it does broken bones."
"A facegrinder. The band revels in the low end, hard crunch of the nastier post-punkers like Unsane..."
"Kansas City’s noise rock champs Bummer offer up their debut full length Holy Terror which lands on the dirty, grungy side of the genre but – lucky for me – that falls squarely in my wheelhouse and simply put, this album is everything I look for in noise rock."
"Bummer take all of the best elements of noise rock and force feeds them steroids on their debut album, Holy Terror. This Kansas City trio’s take on the sound is harsh, sludgy and groovy, acting as a missing link between older artists like Hammerhead and newer acts like Whores..."
Aug 31 - Kansas City, MO @ Roller Dog w/ Tongue Party ("Holy Terror" album release show #1)
Sep 1 - Lawrence, KS @ White Schoolhouse w/ Celebration ("Holy Terror" album release show #2)
Sep 2 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room w/ Big Business
Sep 8 - Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie's w/ Big Business
Sep 13 - Tulsa, OK @ Colorfeed AV w/ Super Thief
Sep 14 - Kansas City, MO @ Kum-N-Go w/ Super Thief
Sep 15 - Omaha, NE @ Brother's Lounge w/ Super Thief
Sep 16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mortimer's w/ Super Thief
Sep 21 - Columbia, MO @ PDM w/ Tongue Party