The trio of Marshstepper hails from the Sonoran desert. Members of Arizona punk stalwarts including Avon Ladies, Destruction Unit, Tempe SS, Pigeon Religion here in their most industrial incarnation. Their sound is a heavy mixture of abusive, sparse guitar, dissonant synthesizer calls and the occasional response from an overdriven drum machine. Live shows find the band admist a storm of smoke, fire and light as colors mix in the fog and a strobe flashes in eerie syncopation with deep bass hits and commanding, distorted vocals. Everything has its time and place, however, and Marshstepper seem to know just when to add or remove the elements to leave you grasping for familiarity like a bad acid trip.

Forthcoming audio releases are expected on their own label Ascetic House, and a video on Merchandise’s Cult Maternal.

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