Meet Memphis’ newest entry on the garage/punk circuit: The Useless Eaters, the brainchild of one Seth Sutton. Live, the group is a three-piece (Clay Mignon on bass and Bevan Williams on drums), but in the studio, Sutton does it all. What to expect: Loud, trashed-out instrumentation and overblown vocals, ala the Reatards (albeit with deeper vocals) circa 1994.
From Impose magazine:
Rocket fuel-drenched bash ‘n’ pop punk songs with surprising bolts of melody shot through their snot noses. As you might expect, being from Memphis, they are unabashed disciples of the Jay Reatard school of hook-riddled punk (they even have a single forthcoming on his Shattered imprint), and nowhere is that more evident than on bratty romp “Medicate the Children”, with its blown-out vocals and jaggedly infectious guitars.
Expect that Shattered Records single to hit the shelves during Gonerfest. On deck: A single on Goner, due November 7th; “Mr. Oscillation,” due on Danish label Mastermind; and a track on an upcoming UFO Dictator seven-inch comp.
The Useless Eaters play Gonerfest’s Afternoon Rock at the Buccaneer show on Friday, Sept. 25th. Afterwards, they’re embarking on their first-ever U.S. tour with Jay Reatard, Hunk and His Punx, Box Elders, and Nobunny.