Oklahoma City noise rock quartet Chat Pile have announced their first full-length record, God’s Country, and it will be released on July 29th via The Flenser.
Having lived alongside the heaps of toxic refuse that the band derives its name from, the fatalism of daily life in the American Midwest permeates throughout the works of Chat Pile, and especially so on God’s Country. Exasperated by the pandemic, the hopelessness of climate change, the cattle shoot of global capitalism, and fueled by “…lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of THC,” God’s Country is as much of an acknowledgement of the Earth’s most assured demise as it is a snarling violent act of defiance against it. In the band’s own words, the album is, at its heart, “Oklahoma’s specific brand of misery.”
Watch music video for God’s Country‘s first single, “Slaughterhouse“, below:
God’s Country artwork & tracklist:
4. Wicked Puppet Dance
6. Tropical Beaches, Inc.
7. The Mask
8. I Don’t Care If I Burn
See Chat Pile on the road this week:
May 25 St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole
May 26 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
May 27 Madison, WI @ Barleypop
May 28 Minneapolis, MN @ Caterwaul Fest
May 29 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar