Vancouver's NEEDS are sharing their furiously woozy new single "The Only Good Condo is a Dead Condo," the second from the band's upcoming self-titled full length debut, Needs. Due out on May 12th via File Under: Music (Slam Dunk, Dan Mangan, Anchoress), pre-orders are now available with the first 100 copies on limited edition black and white mixed vinyl. VICE premiered the single on Friday, stating the song "will make you want to burn down a suburb" before elaborating "There's something invigorating about this band that's difficult to convey without listening to them—it's a genuineness that most punk bands have abandoned".
"The Only Good Condo is a Dead Condo" is a rally call against gentrification and the lyrics are pretty damn exceptional, mixing frontman Sean Orr's disdain for socioeconomic struggles with a sharp cynicism. NEEDS' music is a furious mix of post-hardcore, indie rock, noise punk, and garage rock, fueled by the perfect mix of reckless abandonment and tongue-in-cheek intelligence. "The Only Good Condo is a Dead Condo" kicks off with a drunken mantra from Orr, slowly slurring the lines "it costs so much just to live in this town" before the band kick into an explosive and undeniably focused charge.
STREAM NEEDS' "THE ONLY GOOD CONDO IS A DEAD CONDO" VIA VICE:
NEEDS are heading down to Austin for SXSW, bringing their chaotic punk to the land of free booze and tacos. Prepare yourselves, NEEDS' live shows have been known to get wild. Having served as direct support to Fucked Up, White Lung, Trash Talk, and Perfect Pussy, the band have built a reputation throughout the Vancouver scene thanks to unpredictable live shows that make them a must see live act. Check out the band's schedule and be sure to catch them during SXSW.
03/19 @ Bar 2211 (2211 Webberville Rd.) - 3 PM [RSVP]
03/19 @ Spider House Ballroom (2906 Fruth St.) - 6 PM [RSVP]
03/20 @ Maggie Mae’s (323 E 6th St.) - 9 PM [RSVP]
03/21 @ New Orleans PoBoys (1806 E 12th St.) - 1 PM
NEEDS are heading out on tour again in May for a run of West Coast tour dates:
05/14 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club w/ Brass, Flowers & Fire and Low Levels
05/15 - Seattle, WA @ Lofi
05/16 - Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
05/18 - San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock Tavern
05/20 - San Francisco, CA @ MILK BAR
05/21 - Long Beach, CA @ The Prospector
05/22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Lexington
05/23 - Sacramento, CA @ The Starlite
05/24 - Portland, OR @ The Know