Sega Genocide – “Duster” & “Descending Man” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sega Genocide are a rock band from Columbus, and many of us lucky enough to live in their proximity have witnessed one of their wild live shows at some point this past half-decade. Despite the punny name, their concerts are not high-concept spectacles — rather, this band destroys the old fashioned way, with ultra-hooky guitar rock played louder than hell. They’ve been so good for so long, so it’s gratifying that they’re finally releasing their proper debut album TRYS next month. It’s a stellar collection of music that confirms them as a band to be reckoned with.

We’ve got a pair of songs from the album today. The first is “Duster,” on which Brian Rudell’s frustrated howls crash against the rhythm section’s churning undertow and fuzzed-out lead guitar worthy of the finest ’60s garage-psych. Then there’s “Descending Man,” a half-time finger-snapper that imagines an alternate timeline in which the Pixies initiated their wave of mutilation at the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll. Both tracks find Sega Genocide’s charming pop sophistication and violent rock instincts locked in a battle to the death. Listen below.

Check out Sega Genocide on tour:

05/21 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups (w/ Peach Kelli Pop, Vacation)
06/02 Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
07/14 Pittsburgh, PA
07/15 Richmond, VA
07/16 Providence, RI
07/17 Baltimore, MD
08/06 Bloomington, IN
08/07 Chicago, IL

TRYS is out 5/27 on Just Because Records. Pre-order it here.