Noise Noise Noise Blazing Hot Title Track
Billings-based Noise Noise Noise is a band simmering in angst and lo-fi grit. Which is to say, they’re like a lot of punk bands who play in triple time and hurl forth choruses pumped up by gang vocals. But the band’s newest album isn’t just any old punk record: it’s a diverse collection of spicy hooks manacled by adrenaline-driven vocals.
Songs like “New Day Shine” have saccharine potential, but Noise Noise Noise takes the usual fodder of heartbreak and daily malcontent and obscures it just enough that we aren’t being spoon-fed emotional drivel. Other songs like “Discount Dracula” and “I’m an Open Book, You’re Illiterate” are brief firestorms of breakneck drums and hellbent guitar, giving the album a little heat just when it threatens to slow down.
Blazing Hot Title Track is nothing fancy, nothing revolutionary. But unlike bands who get mired in blood-and-tears imagery or yesterday’s politics, Noise Noise Noise has the good sense to withhold certain information. When they sing, “just like an animal we’re putting it down,” it’s unclear what they mean exactly, but it doesn’t exactly matter. Solid, surprising compositions don’t force you to ask. (Erika Fredrickson)
Noise Noise Noise plays Higgins Hall Tuesday, June 26, at 7 PM. The all-ages show includes opening sets from The Pharmacy and Deny the Dinosaur. $6.