Ladies Choice & Chop Suey Present Young Widows

Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 8pm

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White Reaper
Constant Lovers

Ladies Choice & Chop Suey Present


Louisville’s creatively restless dark-rock auteurs Young Widows have announced the impending release of their new full length Easy Pain, due May 13 via longtime label Temporary Residence, Ltd. Recorded with Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket) the new set is far and away the trio’s densest, most disturbingly addictive record yet. Easy Pain melds the strengths of their past and their tenacity for the future to forge an album perfectly befitting their merciless moniker; the lyrics and vocal delivery are more expressive and dynamic, the guitars are enormous, the drums are pummeling, and the trademark gut-churning bass is more jaw-dropping than ever.

In the three years since the widescreen atmospherics of 2011’s In and Out of Youth and Lightness, Young Widows set their sites on crafting a set of songs that brims with visceral ferocity. The results are so suited to the subsuming force of the trio’s forceful live presence that the group recently debuted the album as a series of live performances in New York and Philadelphia, immediately galvanizing the support of their fanbase. Disregarding all boundaries and pushing forward with a masterful command of post-punk, noise rock, pseudo industrial, experimental doom, and goth, Young Widows emit the intimidating force of a 10-piece with the heart and soul of a classic power trio.



WHITE REAPER is a punk rock and roll band from Louisville, KY. The band consists of guitarist/vocalist Anthony Esposito (Ken Carla) and drummer Nick Wilkerson (Saint Nick).



You lean your drunk head, watery-eyed and open-jawed, towards hands that clutch the disgusting, dripping dog; it’s slick with fried onions and the mustard is already running down the inside of your thumb. You already know that sharp smell on your wrist and stain on your cuff will haunt you tomorrow but you don’t care. You need it. You shut your eyes tight, the spins are close, the food will help. Suddenly the sausage darts and recoils, alive with anger it hisses with its black tongue and spits, “I’m on fire” and it’s right, and you scream, “What freaky magic is this?” mesmerized as the cobra squirms and burns. The snake strikes its own flaming tail and and bites and swallows and swallows and swallows and swallows and the fire consumes the snake as the snake consumes itself and as the bizarre and unreal become epic and mythical you puke in the street and it’s all tequila, mustard and meat.

In the year 2013 Constant Lovers found themselves searching for the true heart of that mysterious, flaming Ouroboros and March of 2014 we see the fruits of their efforts in their Good to Die Records release titled “Experience Feelings”. After original drummer Mike Horgan moved to Chicago, CL enlisted Ben Verellen of Helms Alee, Harkonen and Verellen Amplifiers fame to sit in as the new drumhead/cymbal brutalizer and in July 2013 the new line up with Eric Fisher {Damien Jurado, Mongrel Blood}, Gavin Tull-Esterbrook {Suffering and the Hideous Thieves}, Joel Cuplin {Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death, S&tHT} and Verellen, stepped into the Red Room with legendary engineer/ producer Matt Bayles {Botch, Blood Brothers, Mastodon, Minus the Bear, Etc.}. The result is a rollicking blistering thirty three minutes of grunge riffs and loud disjointed leads battling fever rage hollers about private parts and cookies and wheelies that are glued together by pulsing drums and bass. Constant Lovers new LP is a drunken, squealing, pounding homage to Nirvana, Swans, Pissed Jeans and Grinderman, and is a soundtrack for experiencing the feeling of feelings that are sometimes weird, like when your street meat turns out to be a fucking talking king cobra on fire.


$10ADV / $12DOS // 8PM DOORS // 2+

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Seattle, WA 98122

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