Scuttling down the coast on a quest toward SXSW, Vancouver noisy punk eye-rolls Nü Sensae will make a stop at Chop Suey on Sunday. The band is currently touring in support of their second full length album, Sundowning. Released back in August on Seattle’s own Suicide Squeeze Records, the album has garnered a good amount of praise. It is an effective call to action if that action were breaking things with Tank Girl going unwatched in the background. The melodic direction is reminiscent of grunge irreverence, encapsulated by singing low and seemingly playing more minor seconds than the Jaws theme. It’s wild, pissed off, feels fairly apathetic, and is good. Despite an annoyance with that damn umlaut and the havoc it reeks with typography, I can’t stay mad at Nü Sensae and their unnerving ability to drive me toward convulsing wildly. They just announced a new split with label mates The Coathangers available for pre-order through Suicide Squeeze.
Nü Sensae at Seattle’s own Hollow Earth Radio last year
Opening for the trio are Olympia’s psych-grunge wizards Broken Water and Seattle’s own creep-thrashers Haunted Horses. Galvanize your brain against the following work week by flooding it with weird, loving noise.