USELESS EATERS have a history of swinging into new directions with super sharp riffs and an eclectic array of influences. Frontman Seth Sutton has led the band through phases of acidic punk rock and melodic new wave, combining the drone and energy of real rock with real weird innovation. And we love him for it. Their fifth full-length album BLEEDING MOON from Castle Face Records is a time-warp, with heavy rhythmic intros and fuzzy-loud vocals that hark back to their classic punk influences of The Clash, and raw, wild psychedelic-esc energy that hurtles you forward through space-time.
This past year, Sutton moved from Memphis to San Francisco and expanded his “angular punk” project to include guitarist Byron Blum, bassist Brendan Hagarty, and drummer Miles Luttrell. The result is a fuller sound that rips you through 12 songs in just a hair over half an hour, but they don’t forget to pause on the pure garage rock chords or foot stomping percussions. From the Devo-inspired “American Cars” to the haunting growl of “Out of the Night,” USELESS EATERS satisfies a craving you didn’t even know you had. Sutton’s moody, gravelly voice adds a spooky element that makes this new release perfect for these dark October nights.