As we told you earlier this year, Vancouver noise punk trio the Mutators called it quits just as the ball was rolling with their fantastic debut, Secret Life. Fortunately, the members have carried the torch into their other projects. One such project is Random Cuts, the dirty punk rock project of former Mutator Justin Gradin.
The band have already recorded enough songs for three seven-inches, which will be released consecutively on Vancouver powerhouse Nominal Records. The songs show Gradin exploring more traditional song structures, adding a punk rock sensibility to his signature noisy rumble. As the label promises, "Solid hooks are provided. Expectations of noise and no wave-isms are confounded."
The first seven-inch features the songs "Rat Capacity" and "Destroyed," is out now on blue vinyl and is limited to 515 copies. "Sleep" backed with "Jail Stripes" is due in August on pink vinyl, with "Make Damage" and "Pigeon Park" getting a September release on yellow vinyl.