Published Dec 18, 2009After releasing their jarring self-titled debut earlier this year, noisy Austin hardcore terrorists Total Abuse have signed with Post Present Medium. The record label, helmed by No Age's Dean Spunt, originally planned to release a seven-inch from the band, but have instead pushed for a full album.
A post on the PPM website explains the situation, saying, "After what seems like years of figuring out what the relationship between Total Abuse and PPM was going to be, it is finally realized. The new 10 song LP, which will be released in April, is a cornerstone for TA and PPM. Long live the wait."
A post on the band's blog in September said that the album would be called Mutt, but a recent interview with Thrasher lists the LP as untitled. In the same interview, drummer Matt Lyons explains that the band have a few unreleased albums. "We have a lot of stillborns. We record with people who are really cheap; as a result, the albums don't come out as well. The rest of the band wants to record something more heavy and produced, but I'm just happy with the shitty, lo-fi recording."
While it's unknown if it will be on the album, the band's MySpace is streaming a song called "Caligula" that does not appear on their other releases. As always, it's completely face-melting, jarring hardcore.
To read up a bit more on Total Abuse, check out our recent Q&A with the band here.