Chicago-based Meat Wave make spitting punk songs rivaled only by the historical greats, so it only follows that here they’re covering one of the historical greats. The three-piece band will release their EP Brother early next year, a follow-up to 2012’s self-titled full length. “Mystery” was originally released by the Portland-based post-punk band Wipers on their album Is This Real?, which came out in 1980 and was then reissued by Sub Pop in 1993. Meat Wave’s take on the classic track doesn’t sound wholly unlike the Wipers’ original version, but they manage to re-sculpt it into something more ferocious. You can listen to three songs from Brothers on Noisey and hear “Mystery” below.
Brothers is out 1/19 via Brace Yourself Records.