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Senium / Press

“16. “Original Source” by Senium “Original Source” fronts a barrage of Grunge-Rock anthems found upon Senium’s debut full-length, Such Progress, recorded under the watchful eye of the legendary Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, drawing the listener closer with a repetitive axe riff, standard 4/4 stick wielding, and a irregularly restrained delivery by front-man Andrew McNicholas, before erupting in a chaotic refrain.”

“For this blogger, who only had the chance to see the bands that played the downstairs stage during Saturday night’s “Occupy” Le Grand Fromage in Atlantic City, the standout band was three-piece Senium. They played a tight set, had a unique style that was well suited for the venue, and kept the crowd engaged. Plus, they get bonus points because their bassist was wearing a Dinosaur Jr t-shirt, and because they sounded like them (with a bit of Bleach era Nirvana mixed in). Don’t take my word, though. Check out their Myspace site and give a listen.”

“10. Such Progress by Senium The Ocean Township-based Senium is a wrecking crew of Grunge-Rock outfit possessing a sound worthy of royalty had the group existed during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s in the Northwestern United States, coninciding with the birth and explosion of Sub Pop Records. The group’s debut, Such Progress, recorded in Chicago at Electrical Audio with the legendary Steve Albini, a man who made his bones in the aforementioned musical era, at the helm stands up to and surpasses the first efforts of such grime caked gods as Tad, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, and even Nirvana, the band with which Senium shares the most resemblance. With Albini and Bob Weston’s assistance, Senium has managed to create a collection spanning a most jagged and cauterized terrain of experimental Noise-Rock (“Self Interest”), sludgy rage-tunes (“In Depth,” “Anything You Say”), and metal-coated Punk songs (“Anything You Say,” “Certain Leisures”). However, it’s the record”

“SENIUM, THE SEX ZOMBIES, & I HOPE YOU DIE @ The Wonder Bar The Wonder Bar, located across the street from the Convention Hall and Paramount Theater will host Senium, whose debut album Such Progress was produced by Steve Albini and Bob Weston of Shellac (who performs tonight at 8:30), The Sex Zombies (2011 Asbury Music Award winners for Top Punk Band), and I Hope You Die…again, it’s tomorrow night (10/1/11) and it’s all free. Doors at 8 p.m.”

“As previously reported, the Ocean County Grunge-Rock outfit, Senium, has already been by booked by the Garden State’s legendary Horror-Punks, The Misfits, for the band’s annual Halloween weekend show at Starland Ballroom on Friday, October 28th. And recently, it’s been confirmed that The Misfits have plucked another from the planks as Lost In Society has been given the opportunity to open for the band at The Chance Theater on October 14th in Poughkeepsie, NY, adding to the list of national touring acts the Asbury Pop-Punks have performed with in 2011, which includes The Bouncing Souls, Tim Barry, The Pietasters, and HR from Bad Brains. And soon to be added to that list is the Virginia-based Melodic-Hardcore outfit Strike Anywhere that will be commencing its Fall tour at Asbury Lanes on Tuesday, September 27th. On the bill that evening, as well as Lost In Society, The Chunksaah Records signee will be supported by current tour mates A Wilhelm Scream, and The Copyrights...”

“The Ocean County Grunge-Rock trio known as Senium officially announced this afternoon that on Friday, October 28th, the outfit will share a Starland Ballroom marquee with the Garden State’s favorite Horror-core Punks the Misfits, for the band’s annual home-state Halloween hullabaloo. “When I first heard that the Misfists had confirmed us to open for them I was totally ecstatic,” explained Senium front-man Andrew McNicholas. ”I’m incredibly happy we’ll be playing alongside such a reputable act, one that’s so similar to us, instead of some band that’s the exact opposite of Senium in its musical ideals and raw energy. It’s these types of shows will light the spark and start a new age of rock music in New Jersey.” With that revolutionary spark in mind McNicholas expects this upcoming performance to be a fiery love-fest, a celebratory blaze of Jersey Rock N’ Roll on one of the grandest stages this state has to offer.”

“Senium - Steve Albini produced New Jersey rock with the powerful intensity of Cobain. http://www.myspace.com/senium1”

“Senium The Ocean County noise-core addicts hired Steve Albini to produce its “Such Progress” album, due out this summer. The hire makes sense with Senium’s grungy, rhythm slices, screechy vocal pummels and musical meshing of Nirvana, Shellac, Unsane and Sonic Youth. “Second Rate,” the least spun track on the band’s MySpace page, blindly listened upon could easily be confused with an “In Utero” b-side. The trio headline The Court Tavern (124 Church St., New Brunswick tonight. Show starts at 9. Late Night, The Black Clouds, The Sex Zombies and The Dead & Gone round out the bill. DJ Stereojinx spins between sets. Tickets cost $5. 21-plus.”