*whistles in americana*
The Slaughterhouse Chorus are an ameri-kinda punk band from Albany, New York who many Dying Scene readers have come to love and cherish over the years. They offer a slice of something different… a folkier side that showcases the roots of American rock and roll music with a punk rock (detre)mentality. The pace is snappy and upbeat, never lingering too long on the classisized roots stylings of dual guitarists Chris Jordan and Jay Bonafide albeit allaying due credence in thought out swampy blues signatures at times while at others laid out in freewheelin’ heartland cow punk vibra-tones.
The bands new album …In The Name of Progress is set for release on May 31 on Built4BBQ Records, a co-operative label co-pioneered by members of The Slaughterhouse Chorus amongst other well-meaning musicians from the Empire State. Sadly, this will be the band’s final release, as they plan to part ways at the closing of this year. …In The Name of Progress is available for pre-order on vinyl and digital download here.
The Slaughterhouse Chorus has gifted us faithful fans with another early release, this time for the song “Wellsville” which is the final song on the upcoming EP and one which the band expects to represent the culmination of their time together and with their listeners in a grand finale. It is a song about “the American dream and the accompanying suburban nightmare. We’d have to assume it’s also the only rock ‘n’ roll song that references both Van Morrison and ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete’. It’s the longest, heaviest, and somehow most exhausting thing we’ve ever done, and a song that we collectively feel is the best we’ve ever written and recorded. As the closing track on our last record it seems like a good high point to go out on.” And then, as they say, The Slaughterhouse Chorus will ride off into the sunset.
Check out the exclusive early stream for “Wellsville” below.