FROM: St. Petersburg, FL
"We're from Florida. Everything you've heard is true."
- James, Chris and Susan
Expanding on the Minutemen-influenced critically-acclaimedart-punk of 2013's The Void...It Creeps, Florida's Permanent Makeup gives us their next full length Taker.
Springing from a collaboratively improv-based writing process throughout 2014, the songs on Taker have a morenaturally complex and aggressive approach. Bassist Christopher expands "We have seen more of the country as a band, played with countless weird & wonderful bands andbeen witness to many incredible communities. This album was informed by all of these influences in the context of living and breathing in Tampa Bay, Florida."
"We are definitely more agitated on this record." adds guitarist James.
Whether it's drive and determination, a message of community and frustration or immediacy and purpose you want, then look no further than this band and this record.
Recorded and mixed by guitarist James Bess in their homes directly following 2 major tours of the US in 2014 (and coinciding with the band's 5th anniversary of their debut performance), Taker hits streets and shelves on August 21,2015 on CD and limited edition vinyl.
RIYL: Unwound, Minutemen, Erase Errata, Sonic Youth
"Roger Miller/Mission Of Burma-ish squalls, vocals with a D. Boon cadence at times, a few Fall touches.... It all adds up to something that's both edgy and melodic."
- Suburban Voice
"I'm not aware of many other artists who're doing anything quite like the Tampa, Florida-based trio's resuscitation of seminal Punk's most vital components."
- Punk Globe
"A band that proves age-old idiom 'If you want a thing donewell, do it yourself' true."
"It is really hard to pin point the sound of Permanent Makeup and that's what makes them outstanding. With punk aggression, melodies and the constant squeal of guitar, itis a bona fide train wreck of goodness. At times you can hear influences of The Minutemen, maybe even a little"Bleach-era" Nirvana and a whole lot of edginess."
- Innocent Words
Christopher Nadeau (vocals, bass)
James Bess (vocals, guitar)
Susan Dickson (drums, art)