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Dead Meat Station and the monster Abatis
Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival.
Sounds Like: Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden
Bio: Abatis (Abba-TEA) is a fuzz-rock power trio from San Francisco Ca.
Following the enthusiastic reception of their self-titled debut EP, Abatis spent several months performing throughout the bay area sharing the stage with Radio Moscow, Pierced Arrows, Maylene and the sons of disaster, Lionize, an...See Full Bio
“On this EP, by San Fran’s incomparable Abatis, they delve further into the tension filled dark distorted waters they hinted at on their first release, “Electric Dead.” The title track, “Now You’re Paying for Sleep” thrums along at a steady clip. Hypnotic, controlled and meditative; it feels as though the band has taken it’s time, coloring the guitar tones with sonic details and deeper textures, giving more thought to what they play than just relying on muscle. The four songs become tone poems, like the soundtracks to a film they haven’t shared with the rest of us. The band plumbs these depths with manic bursts of white noise guitars. Violently engaging before settling back down. Guitarist Sean Wagner and bassist Stuart Maaslehbrown both sound as though they are playing through overloaded speakers and recorded through microphones pegged into the red. This wall of buzzy sound can barely be contained. They don’t make speakers big enough to hear them properly. ”