WL//WH Track Of The Day: COCHONNE “KGB”

Track Of The Day  COCHONNE

Incidentally, last June we featured a track by Permanent, the solo industrialized synthetic project of Mimi Luse, the Bassist and Singer from the DurhamNC based post-punk 4-piece Cochonne, in addition to Marielle DuToit (Guitar), Dave Rodriguez (Bass / Synth) and Geoff Schilling (Drums); and precisely this latter is going to release the first (and only) 12″ EP, “Emergency”, via Sorry State Records on Friday, October 8.

The band’s swan song, sung in English & French, is self-described as a hysterical document of female friendship, political paranoia and horniness. Fevered sounds descended from the likes of bands like Rosa Yemen, Malaria! & more recently, Nots.

“KGB”, one of the two previews, unleashes pounding, searing, obsessive chants and urgent pain-filled screams that fuel the winding pulses of an ominously droning bassline, punchy drums, and nervous, blaring and concentric guitar riffs, seethingly wander off in shrilling subdued distortion, menaced by approaching oscillating synth strains, to elicit scathing rebellious angst and caustic chaos into a dire and sinister spiral of impending control.

Cochonne delves into the melodic roughness and obsessive minimalism of an angular, rambling and dehydrated post-punk, with creaky hints to early 80s NDW and Kleenex, through a turbulent concoction of anguished strident yelps, detuned, screechy and corrosive guitar work, prominent round throbbing bass and jerky rhythmic density, making for an uncompromising, passionate and heartfelt delivery.

Cochonne‘s 5-track EP “Emergency” is available on vinyl version limited to 200 copies and features a silkscreened jacket, artwork by Jack Thegen-Crowley, and lyrics insert, through Sorry State Records and will be shipped around Friday, October 8.

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