Head Wound City – the supergroup with members from The Locust, The Blood Brothers and Yeah Yeah Yeahs – has released their high octane cover of Ministry’s classic “Just One Fix.” The band will also be giving the track away, as well as their previously released single “Scraper,” on cassette tapes that will be available gratis at select locations on Record Store Day this Saturday, April 16th.
Lead singer Jordan Blilie says, “I remember having my mind blown by Ministry’s Psalm 69 when I was 12 years old. For whatever reason, they came up a lot when we were writing and recording our album. So, when it came time to do a b-side it only felt right to do ‘Just One Fix.’ I love playing it; it makes me feel 12 again.”
Following their recent successful headline run, the band will be joining Savages on tour for twelve shows throughout North America beginning May 14th in Nashville, TV. See below for a list of tour dates.
Head Wound City will be releasing ‘A New Wave of Violence’ via VICE Records on May 13th. The album marks the band’s first release with new material in 11 years. Formed in 2005, Head Wound City is made up of members of The Locust, The Blood Brothers and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. All come from diverse backgrounds, steeped in metal (thrash and grind in particular), goth, and every permutation of hardcore and punk imaginable. HWC are loathed to get into direct musical comparisons, knowing that any band used as a frame of reference will be written on their tombstones. Yes, the shadow of The Birthday Party looms, as if Nick Cave was raised on powerviolence and a Classics Illustrated version of the Old Testament. Or maybe it’s the sound of powerviolence conceived brats who were listening to “Mutiny in Heaven” when they should have been reading their scriptures. If Head Wound City doesn’t exactly worship a god or wraith they at least suspect that we’re going to get—or are already getting—what we deserve. Point is: either God is dead or seriously pissy, and Head Wound City was raised by inattentive bats, and it shows/works.
‘A New Wave of Violence’ is available for pre-order now here.
Head Wound City Tour Dates:
5/14 – Nashville, TN; Exit/In *
5/15 – Columbus, OH; Ace of Cups *
5/16 – Detroit, MI; Shelter
5/17 – Pittsburgh, PA; Mr. Smalls Theatre *
5/18 – Cleveland, OH; Grog Shop *
5/19 – Chicago, IL; 1st Ward at Chop Shop
5/20 – Madison, WI; High Noon Saloon *
5/21 – Minneapolis, MN; Fine Line Music Café *
5/22 – Winnipeg, MB; WECC *
5/24 – Calgary, AB; Commonwealth Bar & Stage *
5/25 – Edmonton, AB; Starlite Room *
5/27 – Vancouver, BC; Imperial Vancouver *
5/28 – Portland, OR; Wonder Ballroom *
* w/ Savages