The Vancouver-based hardcore band NEEDS released their self-titled debut this past spring, a record that’s kinda-sorta politically minded, but mostly really fun to listen to. NEEDS don’t take themselves too seriously, as is made apparent by the band-name-tweaking title of one of their earliest singles, “Walk, Cycle, Or Take Transit Like Jehu.” The accompanying video finds the band performing amidst a cycling class. Watch the Matt Leaf-directed clip below.
10/16 Brooklyn, NY @ IDIO Gallery w/ Left & Right, Dead Tenants, Nonsense
10/17 New York, NY @ Lit Lounge (Official CMJ showcase – 9PM)
10/17 New York, NY @ Aviv (EIS/GIMME TINNITUS/Ipsum showcase – 11:30PM)
10/18 Providence, RI @ News Cafe w/ I Eat Rocks, Lovesick, Bottomfed
10/19 Salem, MA @ Koto w/ Crosss, Kiss Concert
10/22 Washington, DC @ Joe’s Record Paradise w/ Dissonance, CP/M
10/23 Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar w/ Faults, Radical Discharge
10/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Federal House w/ Cocaine Breath, Second Marriage
NEEDS is out now on File Under: Music.