THESE BEASTS release a dashing video for the track ‘Cocaine Footprints’ as the final single taken from their forthcoming new album “Cares, Wills, Wants”. The crushing new full-length from the Chicago sludgy noise rock trio is slated for release on April 21, 2023. Please find album details below.
THESE BEASTS comment: “There’s a bar near our rehearsal building that is sort of a hang out for bands and a great place to catch up with friends and talk music”, bass player and singer Todd Fabian relates. “One day, our friend Shirilla told us a hilarious story about someone calling the bar and asking him to find their cocaine. Of course, he told them no, but after getting off the phone, he did look over and saw these cocaine footprints coming out of the bathroom. Once we named the song that, the lyrics became an ambiguous story about our local hangout and our friends there. We also had a listening party at the bar one night after we got our test press and filmed a lot of it for the video.”
“Friends will be friends”, legendary QUEEN frontman Freddy Mercury sang and added: “When you’re in need of love they give you care and attention” and “When you’re through with life and all hope is lost”. These words ring true for Chicago’s THESE BEASTS.
The sludgy noise rock trio found themselves in a challenging situation while creating their debut album, “Cares, Wills, Wants.” The lockdowns, which transformed the city and the band’s rehearsal space into something akin to a ghost town, coupled with the loss of friends and family, resulted in a flood of powerful and dark emotions that inevitably found their way into the lyrics and music of “Cares, Wills, Wants”.
With “Cares, Wills, Wants”, THESE BEASTS deliver the massive debut full-length that their steadily growing following has awaited in the wake of the band’s promising first two EPs “Salvor” (2016) and “These Beasts” (2019). Founded by three friends in Chicago, the type of somewhat goofy guys that you might find in any bar or bowling alley across the windy town, it was their mutual love for hard and loud guitar music, and inspiration from such acts as local heroes THE JESUS LIZARD that set them apart from others and bound them firmly together.
Not content with just listening to music and having played in other formations before, singer and guitarist Chris Roo together with drummer Keith Anderson had already joined forces to create music when bass player and vocalist Todd Fabian moved to Chicago. He soon turned out to be the missing link on both a personal and musical level, and out of this friendship, THESE BEASTS came into being in 2015.
The trio started playing locally and quickly gained a reputation as a fierce live act that led them across the United States and earned them a spot at the prestigious Day of Doom Fest in New York. With “Cares, Wills, Wants”, THESE BEASTS aim to continue their conquest of the Americas, but also have every intention to jump across the pond.
“Cares, Wills, Wants” is an emotional rollercoaster ride in the clever disguise of a sludgy noise rock album. THESE BEASTS invite all their friends, old and new, to join their cathartic experience and begin healing through hard music with a brain. Let this record roar!
Release date: April 21, 2023
Style: Sludgy noise rock
Chris Roo – vocals, guitar
Todd Fabian – vocals, bass
Keith Anderson – drums
Dallas Thomas – guitar on ‘Southpaw’
Recording by Sanford Parker at Electrical Audio, Hypercube, USA
Mix by Sanford Parker at Hypercube
Mastering by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, USA
Artwork by Alla Ya
Layout by Keith Anderson
“Cares, Wills, Wants” is available on green vinyl, pink marble vinyl, and on Digisleeve CD.