Street Eaters – Take What I Don't Need (Track Premiere)

Article by Music Team | 18 Apr 2017
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Take a listen to a brand new track from the Bay Area punk duo's forthcoming album The Envoy

A solid brick wall of overdriven bass comes careening towards you, and before you known it Street Eaters have cold-clocked you once again. There's deft muscle to their brand of inventive, minimalist post-punk, yet as raucous as it sometimes sounds, the band always feel perfectly in control – a trick that's guided them across two excellent albums (2011's Rusty Eyes and Hydrocarbons and 2014's Blood::Muscles::Bones) and a seemingly never-ending touring schedule. The good news? This wagon just keeps on rolling.

Last year Californian pairing Megan March (drums) and John No (bass) returned to the recording studio to craft their third album, inspired by the work of dystopian sci-fi author Ursula K. Le Guin and America's troubling political landscape. The Envoy hits shelves in May, but you can hear the first fruits of their endeavour in the player below – we've got an exclusive stream of new track Take What I Don't Need.

"Take What I Don't Need is adapted (lyrically) from quotes by the character Takver in Ursula K. LeGuin's book The Dispossessed," the band explain. "Born and raised in an anarcho-syndicalist colony on the moon (Annares), Takver talks about love from her perspective – what does it mean to care for somebody without ownership? Do you have to take something just because the opportunity is there?"

The Envoy is released on 12 May via Nervous Intent Records (preorder here)

Street Eaters tour the UK and Europe in June and July, including shows at Wharf Chambers, Leeds (21 Jun) and Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (24 Jun). Full tour dates can be found at facebook.com/streeteatersband