Noise Pop: Blissed-out ad nauseam with Melkbelly

(photo: Lenny Gilmore) From now until the start of Noise Pop, we'll be profiling some of our favorite artists playing the festival this year. In this installment, Meet Melkbelly, the Chicago punks who had a banner 2017. The initial riff of “Off the Lot,” the opening track of Chicago noise-rock quartet Melkbelly's LP Nothing Valley is a deviant whirlwind of drums and discordant guitar, elements that could easily be confused with grindcore if one didn't listen past fifteen seconds, where the opening salvo melts into a fuzzed-out verse. At the base, connecting all of this, is the voice of Miranda [...]

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