Human Impact, a “band that collects members from three of New York noise’s most important groups — the hardcore-influenced, ultraviolent Unsane, industrial anger mongers Cop Shoot Cop, and erstwhile Lower East Side pummelers Swans”, have released a video for “E605”.
The Samuel Mitchell-directed clip visually echoes the gritty, industrial-tinged noise rock on the band’s forthcoming, self-titled debut album (March 13, Ipecac Recordings). It is the second song to preview the 10-track release, with the band previously sharing the song “November”. Album pre-orders, which include instant downloads of both songs, can be found here .
Human Impact have also announced a record release show in the US: March 14 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn. This is the band’s second live performance to date, with the band’s inaugural live outing having happened at New York City’s Union Pool. At the time, the New York Times said: “This supergroup’s lineup represents the fulfillment of a noise rock fan’s most fervent wish; the face-melting guitar sound of Chris Spencer (Unsane), coupled with the sampling mastery of Jim Coleman (Cop Shoot Cop), supported by the innovative percussion of Phil Puleo (Cop Shoot Cop, Swans) and strung together with the minimal yet impactful bass rhythms of Chris Pravdica (Swans).”
Human Impact was produced by Coleman and Spencer with recording done at BC Studios by veteran noise rock svengali Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, John Zorn, Bootsy Collins). Additional recording was done at Hoboken Recorders with mixing completed by Alan Camlet.
This new tune with its menacing, almost gothic wall of sound, straddles post-punk and noise rock with ease. A band with a big sound. The track will be featured on Aural Delights 375 (6th February 2020)