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Noise rockers Cherubs share hooky “Red Carpet Blues” — listen

on January 28, 2016, 11:35am

Photography by Alison Narro

Last year, Austin noise rockers Cherubs broke a 20-year hiatus and dropped 2Ynfynyty, a twisted pop album on par with their cult-classic ’90s releases. That wasn’t just a one-off reunion, though. Cherubs are back with the Fist in the Air EP, out February 26th via Brutal Panda Records. Listen below.

“Red Carpet Blues” serves as a teaser track, and it’s one hell of primal jam. Its sinister vocal melody is wrapped around a driving beat, recalling Nick Cave’s Grinderman project and Era Vulgaris-era Queens of the Stone Age with its guttural rock ‘n roll punch. Kevin Whitley’s vocals cut through a sludgy low-end as the track builds to its catchy as hell chorus. Cherubs have never shied way from hooks, but “Red Carpet Blues” might be their hookiest.

Fist in the Air can be pre-ordered digitally from the band’s Bandcamp page and physically from Brutal Panda.

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