The Locust Dig Up Rarities for 'Molecular Genetics from the Gold Standard Labs' Comp

The Locust Dig Up Rarities for 'Molecular Genetics from the Gold Standard Labs' Comp
While San Diego sci-fi grindcore vets the Locust are currently on hiatus, the band's music will take flight once again via a new compendium of the early part of their career called Molecular Genetics from the Gold Standard Labs. Anti- will issue the sprawling, 44-song release on CD and LP July 31.

As you might expect by its title, the collection gathers material released on the defunct Gold Standard Labs label, helmed by former VSS/Angel Hair singer Sonny Kay, running from the group's 1997 self-titled single up to their side of a split seven-inch with Melt Banana in 2002. Other releases preserved here include the outfit's triumphant 1998 self-titled LP, the Locust's material off their 2000 split seven-inch with Arab on Radar, and 2001's Flight of the Wounded Locust seven-inch single.

If you missed out on these the first time around, you can expect plenty of blast beats, the oscillated carnival noise of a Juno 60 synthesizer, multi-member snuff film shrieks, and ridiculously long, non-sequitur song titles (see "The Half Eaten Sausage Would Like to See You in His Office"). Also, while the unit are known for their quirky and carefully tailored superhero-style costumes, this was the street clothes period for the band.

Despite issuing a Peel Sessions twelve-inch in 2010, which was actually recorded in 2001, the Locust haven't delivered any new material since 2007's New Erections.

Molecular Genetics from the Gold Standard Labs:

1. How To Become A Virgin

2. Who Wants A Dose Of The Clap?

3. Twenty-Three Lubed-Up Schizophrenics With Delusions Of Grandeur

4. Priest With The Sexually Transmitted Diseases Get Out Of My Bed

5. The Half Eaten Sausage Would Like To See You In His Office

6. Perils Of Believing In Round Squares

7. Flash's Theme

8. Gluing Carpet To Your Genitals Does Not Make You A Cantaloupe

9. Turning Your Merchandise Into A Ripped Wall Of Mini-Abs

10. Bring Your 6.5 Italian Carbine

11. Alas, Here Come The Hypochondriacs To Wait With You In The Lobby

12. Siphoning Projectiles During Selective Amnesia

13. Flight Of The Wounded Locust

14. Get Off The Cross, The Wood Is Needed

15. Wet Nurse Syndrome Hand-Me-Down Display Case

16. This Is Radio Surgery

17. Spitting In The Faces Of Fools As A Source Of Nutrition

18. Sever The Toes

19. Well I'll Be A Monkey's Uncle

20. Moth-Eaten Deer Head

21. Brand New Set Of Teeth

22. How To Build A Pessimistic Lie Detector

23. Nice Tranquil Thumb In Mouth

24. Dog Without A Collar (Run Over Red Rover)

25. Normal Run Of The Muck (Compensation For Conversation)

26. Stucco Obelisks Labeled As Trees

27. Straight From The Horse's Mouth

28. An Extra Piece Of Dead Meat

29. Twenty-Three Full-Time Cowboys

30. Backbones Of Jack Asses

31. Fixed Companionship, Ghost Town Irrationality

32. Skin Graft At Seventy-Five Miles Per Hour

33. High-Maintenance Libido, Bring The Whole Family

34. Halfway To A Worthless Ideal Arrangement (An Interlude To A Discontinued Sarcastic Harmony… Yea Whatever)

35. Kill Roger Hedgecock

36. Hairspray Suppository

37. Cattle Mutilation

38. Prepare To Qualify

39. Pain Reliever

40. Off By A Long Shot

41. #99

42. Head Hits Concrete

43. Ass Gravity

44. Keep Off The Tracks