Is there a regional reason why people say “swearing” or “cursing” instead of “cussing”? There must be. Whenever people talk about “swear words,” it always sounds weird and prissy, for reasons I can’t quite understand, and yet that’s how just about everyone in the media universe describes the words your parents would wish you didn’t say. But like me, and like Too Short, the Austin trio Spray Paint are Team Cussing. I know this because their new song is called “Cussin.” It’s a furious, stripped-down, clanging postpunk song with a garage-rock engine attached. Listen to it below.
The “Cussin” 7″ is out 8/11 on Upset The Rhythm.