Hurry Up - Dismal Nitch LPComedy Minus One
Portland troublemakers Hurry Up are up to it again. They’ve had it up to here - and they’re here to tell you about it. Lauded + feared for their ferocious 2015 self-titled LP, they've only grown bolder and sharper, honing their craft in a radon-soaked basement lit by one bare party bulb. Between tours with Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Protomartyr and other luminaries of post-punk firmament, Hurry Up wrote the songs that would become Dismal Nitch. Recorded on the brink of disaster (late 2019-early 2020), the record is a cracked crystal ball with fire in its heart. Drummer Kathy Foster (Thermals, All Girl Summer Fun Band, Roseblood), guitarist Westin Glass (Thermals) and bassist Maggie Vail (Bangs) share equal writing / singing duties, conjuring a vision of a world whirling with firestorms - social, emotional, political and literal. Dismal Nitch is one of 2022’s most compelling releases, impossible to ignore.