The Midweekly – Upchuck

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

The dank basement shows and cramped rock clubs have incubated and set loose yet another fantastic force of nature onto the punk scene. This time hailing from mosh pits of Atlanta. The disgustingly appropriate handle for this five piece is Upchuck, and they have just spewed forth Sense Yourself, their debut LP. It’s a good assumption this record is loaded with frenzied energy, but it also takes its time, gets sludgy even. And though lead singer KT hurls a great amount of shouting, she isn’t lacking in the catchiness department. Songs of discrimination and injustice, and the ways to fight back are as raw as you’d expect, and with most of the vox saturated with heavy echo, it gives them a style that fills every empty space. Upchuck have left their sweat and blood on the stained floors of those basement shows, and now they’re bringing those bodily fluids to all us soon. 

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