It’s been a shitty year for literacy in the world of extreme music. First there was Pig Destroyer’s worth-waiting-for Book Burner. Despite the title there were plenty of words to go around with a J.R Hayes story short tucked into special editions.
Now, we have the upcoming At A Loss debut from South Carolina-based experimental punks Burnt Books. Fortunately, you can tell the bands apart, even from a distance. Pig Destroyer look like a bunch of serial arsonists and Burnt Books look like, well, a bunch of friendly baristas.
Fortunately, they sound nothing like one of those Starbucks mix CDs. Burnt Books recorded their eponymous debut in mid-2012 with producer with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle). The album will be released on January 29th, with a vinyl version to follow. Stream the track “Selfish Friend” below and get in touch with the band here.
See Burnt Books live (lighter optional):
12/12/2012 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
12/13/2012 house show – Richmond, VA
12/14/2012 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
12/15/2012 The Bikery – Philadelphia, PA
12/16/2012 Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY
1/25/2013 Tin Roof – Charleston, SC
1/26/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC