Waste Man - One Day LP (Feel It, 2021)
"From the spirited stomping ground of New Orleans comes an unlikely, albeit unique and vibrant vinyl debut. The story of Waste Man begins like many an unknown artist in NOLA - opening countless gigs for a bar tab, occasionally touring and releasing some under-the-radar cassettes, but all the while crafting a highly original sound.
'One Day It'll All Be You' is a complete shock to the system - it's the classic punk/hardcore base strung out on a clothesline, then run through an absolute storm. A beautiful storm indeed, berthed from an appreciation for the left-of-center classics catalogued by SST circa '84/'85 (Saccharine Trust, Meat Puppets, Minutemen, Flag) and worn through the unstable modern psyche. Talk about four young guns replete with the influences, musicianship, and group dynamic to apply that beautiful formula to the future! Now we're talking about Waste Man. There's the occasional pop-leaning hook, but as the album dances away in a flurry of ragtime piano, it's quite apparent that Waste Man have arrived at one heck of an original sonic reduction. A truly memorable album from that left-most swamp of conscience." - Feel It