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.