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The Slaughterhouse Chorus / Press

“[The] Slaughterhouse Chorus, one of the hardest acts of the day, were blazing in their inimitable vein-popping way, offering up a barrage of road rock meets cow punk, highlighted by “Built for BBQ” from their 2012 self-titled album.”

“Featured artists: CRUMBS.net.”

“LP review: Opening the baker's dozen of tracks is the raucous "Amber Waves of Cocaine," a huge, twangy foot stomper as the Slaughterhouse Chorus take no time in hammering home their ability to mix a number of genres into an effective output... This is a very strong release that should find favour with anyone who can get behind the cowpunk stylings inherent within the music; do not worry too much though, as the whole thing is kept together with a clearly evident punk rock backbone. In addition to writing some catchy tunes, this album also contains some very good lyrics too, something that always helps to give any release a boost from my perspective, and reading those on their own is an enjoyable process too. There is an acerbic tinge to many of those lyrics and one which helps add an edge to the more pleasing tones provided by the musical accompaniment.”

“We had the good fortune of seeing The Slaughterhouse Chorus live on their No Tour for Old Men with The End Men just a few weeks back. They play an awesome mix of Americanaish Punk, and it's even better than that description implies.”

“Metroland Readers' Poll: Best Local Punk Band 2013.”

“Indie Spotlight, November 2012”

““Bringing such a wide array of genres together on a single album, let alone a band’s first effort, is an achievement in and of itself. Cowboy hats and flatbills alike off to The Slaughterhouse Chorus for a job well done.” ”

“Best of 2012: Best Punk Band. You might call the Slaughterhouse Chorus “cowpunk,” what with their rural blend of rustic Americana, banjo, dobro and bird-flipping punk ethos, but we think “punk” alone will suffice, because what’s more punk rock than a song about Brooklyn called “Guns N’ Cattle”?”

“The Slaughterhouse Chorus rocks loud and fast with a blend of punk, classic rock, honky-tonk country, and southern soul.”

““If I say, ‘How about that band we played with,’ I almost never mean it. But you guys were great, sincerely,” said Dirt Daubers stand-up bassist Mark Robertson after Albany’s the Slaughterhouse Chorus cranked the volume way up on a blistering opening set of punk-Americana...”

“The Slaughterhouse Chorus opened up the show downstairs, and they are one of the best bands that I had never previously heard of. Similar to the sounds of Against Me! with a bit more of a country twist rather than just folk-punk, they did their own thing, and they did it awesomely.”

“...a perfect blend of grit and bluegrass picking that would make the Minutemen proud.”

“Voted Best Local Punk Band in 2012 Metroland Readers Poll.”

“Band of the Month, February 2012. "Drawing on greats like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, and probably NOFX, the Slaughterhouse Chorus promotes a mature, evolved sound that not only nods to America’s more popular form of music but shows that they keep their roots planted in the punk scene that they were brewed in...If you have any opportunity to check these guys out on tour they are bound to impress. They're as refreshing as the beer they probably will be drinking."”

“Band Spotlight, September 2011. "Here’s something new and different for you fans of the folkier/Americana side of Punk Rock. In their own words Albany’s The Slaughterhouse Chorus serve up American punk rock like “an ice-cold Budweiser wrapped in an American flag” and that sounds about right to me. The band is currently working on a new full-length album, but you can stream their demo EP right here. I highly recommend you check it out."”

"The Slaughterhouse Chorus from Albany, N.Y., plays scuzzy punk rock so American it's "like an ice-cold Budweiser wrapped in an American flag"... This show is going to rock so hard, man!"

“Twang and Riff-Rock square off putting you in a car ride from Albany to Amityville with nothing but a blaring stereo keeping you warm as you make your way down the thruway.”

“The band's five-song demo is an able offering of cowpunk/folk-punk romps on the tip of early--early--Fake Problems and such...There's definitely a bit of potential present on this little release.”

“So this thing is really refreshing. Just once you press play it HITS you right in the face with this beautiful grungey folk punk rock fist. It’s awesome!”

“The Self-Titled debut from Albany’s The Slaughter House Chorus, intrigues with justice... Honestly, the album is just great!”

“Together since 2009, The Slaughterhouse Chorus has been touring dive bars and BBQs across the land, and now its punk honky-tonk sounds are featured in an excellent eponymous CD that was recorded in Albany at its very own studio, known as the John Wilkes Sound Booth... The irreverence is palpable, the conviction impressive, and the fun nonstop. You may want to go to this party.”

“ The Slaughterhouse Chorus, local punk, played a wake up set — that is, everyone woke up – at The Hollow Bar in Albany on Saturday, July 6. The group of young men dared to bring their chaotic chords into a show featuring headliners Stellar Young, Davenport Cabinet, and Carl Daniels. Needless to say, the acoustic/alternative crowd received the band well... The music was accessible and the lyrics were “relatable.” If this crossover band keeps chipping, they will eventually break through to the top.”

“If you like Lucero and other modern country-punk bands, you will like The Slaughterhouse Chorus. Standouts: “Amber Waves of Cocaine” totally sounds like Lucero - good ol’ country-punk. “Built for BBQ,” it’s the lyrics that get to me on this one: "I thought we could operate outside convention, but now I’m just like everyone else." “Let’s Get Invisible” has a hint of a Firewater feel, but there’s still that country element as well; then it speeds up and gets more punk, and the singer rasps "We’ll drink whiskey in DC tomorrow." “Eviction Day” stands out because the vocals are totally growled and ruined, and also because, musically, it gets a little weirder, a little Tom Waits-y.”

“Split 7" review: I'll take the Slaughterhouse Chorus first, being more familiar with them (their self-titled debut album from 2012 is worth checking out) and their trio of tracks begins with the foot-stomping country of "Coxsackie State Penitentiary Blues,", which sets things up nicely for "Fish in a Barrel," the split's best track. This song steps up the pace a bit and as a result, the foot-stomping is more frenetic and also highlights that the band aren't averse to covering real issues, as this addresses the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that had a massive impact on the US Gulf Coast. The additional track provided by the download is "Better Off Without a Wife," and although there is certainly more of a country influence, there's also a slight caustic note within the lyrics, stopping it from coming across as maudlin in the way a lot of the more established (and mainstream) country artists sound.”