Austerity Program Precursor Polonium Deliver a Real “Bastard”

Noise-rock heroes the Austerity Program formerly existed as Polonium, offering a thoroughly punishing take on “obvious antecedents” Big Black, Melvins and Bolt Thrower. It’s a dead band, but a good one. Polonium is due out on the duo-with-a-drum-machine’s own Controlled Burn Records April 8. Hear the hammering “Bastard” below.