DEAFKIDS CHART NEW FORMS OF FURY ON EARTH-SHATTERING TRACK
By Nathan Leigh
March 13, 2019
The true soul of punk rock will always be found in the bands who chart new ways to rage against the chaos and injustice of the world, rather than the bands who follow strict templates set by those that came before them. (Ignore the blatant hypocrisy of that statement, I’m making a point here!) Enter São Paulo’s DEAFKIDS, a trio that’s bravely charting new forms of fury. Fitting for a band who describes their music as a call to “unite as one and resist against the violent symbols of oppression, including what’s imprinted on our own self, that must be daily sacrificed.”
DEAFKIDS’ forthcoming Metaprogramação blends a punk sensibility with prog and post-rock song structures, razor-edged industrial effects, and chanted vocals that are half-atmospheric, half-invocation. The two tracks currently streaming, “Mente Bicameral” and “Templo do Caos” are studies in minimalist chaos. Noisy affairs that build to exhilarating rushes of energy before devolving back into the sludge. It’s rare that a punk band sounds this new, this unbridled. Stream the singles via Bandcamp, and stay tuned for the full length, coming out later this month.