Boston’s Aneurysm Debut “Veronica” via SPIN
“Veronica” EP Due out October 23rd on Tor Johnson Records
“Veronica” finds Aneurysm (feat. members of defunct hardcore band The_Network) at their filthiest, trading in the grunge sound of their debut for something more menacing and depraved. The band blend post-hardcore, punk, and noise rock together for an aggressive assault complemented by a catchy hook and a crushing rhythmic intensity. Since the release of Stop This Ride, the band’s debut EP just this past August, the band have been buzzing in the punk/noise and post-hardcore circles throughout the summer thanks to features with Noisey and Brooklyn Vegan as well as opening slots for Algiers and Dark Blue. Luckily for us, Aneurysm aren’t showing any signs of slowing down and they’re only getting better. A lot better… and fast.
10/10 – Manchester, NH @ The Modern Gypsy w/ Guilt, Big Kill, & Harris Hawk
10/11 – Burlington, VT @ 242 Main w/ Acid Roach & more
10/29 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s w/ Grizzlor & more
11/14 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East w/ The Saddest Landscape & Vattnet Viskar
11/21 – Nashua, NH @ 5 Dragons Lounge w/ Frostheave, Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, & The Raunchy Randos
Boston’s Aneurysm was born in the thick of cross-country moves, carpal tunnel surgery, and an opiate-fueled convalescence during the ominous autumn before Hurricane Nemo pummeled the eastern seaboard into a frenzied state of arctic submission. Such harbingers of doom are hardly the omens one generally seeks when charting an auspicious path – but Aneurysm thrives on chaos, so it proved the perfect storm. In late Spring of 2014, while the long-awaited glacial retreat exposed mountains of orphaned bikes, thawing turds, and steaming garbage across the city, Mark (drums) and Dan (guitar) resurfaced from their rank subterranean Brighton hovel with the “ANEURYSM – DemO” tape, a debut that swiftly garnered a positive reviews.
Their current line up, featuring Mike (ex-The Network, vocals), Randy (guitar) and Kevin (bass) together with Dan and Mark, has already made a name for themselves in the Boston scene, opening for Child Bite, Coliseum, and Dave Lombardo’s (ex-Slayer) new band, Philm.
Drawing their influences from late 70’s L.A. punk, 80’s hardcore, and 90’s grunge, Aneurysm offers up a filthy cluster of songs that combine the dark and dreary with heart breaking pop and dirty-ass rock and roll.
Aneurysm’s most recent recording session with Will Killingsworth, produced a pair of 7” EPs, one to be released via Tor Johnson Records (Providence, RI) and one released through the band’s own label, Puritan Candy. Hot on the heels of these releases, the band is playing across New England and building a dedicated fan base. They’re headed to Zippah Studios this Fall to record with producer Brian Charles of The Sheila Divine.