(Street Eaters, photo by Leo Docuyanan)
Street Eaters are two friends who have been making music together since at least 2009. Any band that’s been putting out music that long has really figured out how to operate together; between coordinating schedules, goals, and song writing intentions, it’s not always a walk in the park.
Last year’s LP Blood:Muscles:Bones saw Megan March and John No collaborating on 10 tracks of driving, angular punk songs, whose vocals were simultaneously catchy in a pop-punk sense, and also eerie in an icy, San Francisco post-punk vein. Fast forward over a hundred shows and several continents later and the band members are gearing up for their third record.
The first single for that record just debuted on Impose; entitled “Paralyzed,” the song is a two and half minute noise track whose backbone is comprised of power chords and harmonics. I’m slightly reminded of the late and great Baader Brains, mostly by the vocals – specifically the strained, shouted moments that invoke militant, anthemic commands and passionate declarations.