Human Missile Crisis - "Blackwater"


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Human Missile Crisis Blasts Off with Memorial Single "Blackwater"
Some bands just radiate raw, unfiltered energy, and then there's Human Missile Crisis - a punk-infused garage-rock trio hailing from Dartmouth, Canada that's like a caffeine-fueled rocket ready to blast off into the sonic stratosphere. They've unleashed their debut album "Liquor Store Stories", a relentless 34-minute EP that's equal parts garage rock, post-punk rebellion, and a thunderous tribute to life, love, and all the mistakes in between. Imagine a molotov cocktail of powerful rhythms, aggressive execution, and just the right sprinkle of weirdness, and you're close to understanding this garage rock rollercoaster.
Now, let's talk about their latest single, "Blackwater". It's not just another track on the album; it's a heart-wrenching memorial for a dear friend who's no longer with them. Guitarist/vocalist DJ Vaters explains how it all came together:
"This is one of those songs that just wrote itself and came out of nowhere within about 5 minutes. One day I was speaking to my old friend’s brother, and he reminded me that Charles passed away 5 years ago. Shortly after that conversation, I cracked a beer, picked up the guitar and this song basically appeared in front of me. We grew up in Dominion, Nova Scotia, and here on our local beach because; there were coal mining communities all around us – coal dust would wash up on our beaches – this is what 'Blackwater' is. Sonically I wanted this song to be powerful and memorable, an anthem to our old friend Charles".
"Liquor Store Stories" isn't just another album; it's a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and a pulse-pounding journey through life's highs and lows. Human Missile Crisis doesn't hold back. They fuse raw energy with introspective lyricism to create a sound that's as powerful as it is cathartic.
The album was recorded at The Sonic Temple by Lil Thomas, with additional tracking by Braden Kamermans of the Halifax-based indie rock band Sleepy Kicks at Uthful Music. The mixing wizardry was handled by Braden Kamermans, and it was mastered at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon by Brad Boatright. And if you're wondering about the album art, it's a snapshot of Vaters' cat NUB, but with an artistic twist courtesy of Amy Crosby. With "Liquor Store Stories", Human Missile Crisis has crafted a multifaceted album that's nothing short of a musical therapy session, perfectly suited for fans of Queens of the Stone Age, Single Mothers, and Cloud Nothings.
Don't just take our word for it; the critics are raving too. Robb Donker Curtius from American Pancake praises the band's unique sound and recognizes a subtle Mod revival touch. Meanwhile, Leandro Vianna from Roadie Metal marvels at the song's infectious energy, and Havoc Underground compliments the band's creative blending of styles. It's safe to say that "Liquor Store Stories" has struck a chord with rock connoisseurs.
But what about "Too Long", another fiery track? According to End Sessions, it's an energetic, aggressive, and dark punk-rock explosion with an infectious rhythm that'll make you headbang from start to finish. And in the words of Javier Alfonso from La Caverna, "The album really has 9 incredible tracks for those who like garage and punk, and also get into slam". So there you have it - the critics and fans agree; Human Missile Crisis is the real deal.
From the captivating storytelling of "Do You Remember" to the hard-hitting punk-rock anthem that is "The Spark," "Liquor Store Stories" is a fiery testament to the power of rock 'n' roll. So buckle up and join Human Missile Crisis on this intense journey through music.
When the smoke clears and the guitars stop roaring, one thing is certain: Human Missile Crisis is a musical force to be reckoned with. And they're here to stay. So, crank up the volume, hit play, and let the garage rock frenzy of Human Missile Crisis take you for a wild ride. Rock on! 🤘