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BullMoose Makes a Defiant Stand With New Stoner Punk Single "SOB Machine"

BullMoose Makes a Defiant Stand With New Stoner Punk Single "SOB Machine"

It’s really good to see a band go from humble beginnings to literally blowing up in front of me. I mean in the sense that they’re really exploring the power and creativity in their writing.  BullMoose, while hailing originally from Statesboro, but completely adopted within the Augusta scene, is building up their sound and mustering defiance in their souls against the social status quo with their new single “SOB Machine”, as any true-blood punk group would.  Lyrically, it’s a straight pummeling to the “desensitization of school shootings and violence in America”, Marisa Williams says. Following these lines in the song, one gets this expression in gut-punch effect of being completely tired of this shit, and it’s effective as hell.

Coupled with this lyrical dissertation about the mindless is a dense dose of stoner punk that is everything BullMoose has built towards.  For the unware, typically this group’s lineup is composed of Marisa Williams (bass/vocals), Dave Knight (guitar/vocals), and Jarrett Thompson (drums), but for this recording we see the addition of second guitarist Hugo Flores, who even makes an appearance in the single's accompanying video, which I want to take a moment to talk about, simply in its own right."

The imagery within it takes me back to the grungy and edgy days of the 90’s, something I appreciate witnessing the resurgence of these days.  It captures the excitement of the group and their sound, while throwing a few psychedelic experiences in there when that delicious chorus comes in. Thanks to lighting and space provided by Zach Sloop, the viewer gets a dizzying array of images of the band, and all conducted by the expertise of Nolow Image, who put this incredible video together.  You can watch the video here.

“SOB Machine” is a spectacular introduction to the monstrous new sound coming from the BullMoose camp. It has me excited to hear the rest of the band’s new EP Hot Garbage.  

BullMoose has a few shows coming up in support of the new album, including their release show on the first, Feb 2nd in Augusta to celebrate the first year anniversary of Epicenter, and Feb 8th near Atlanta at Sweetwater Bar and Grill.  Each show sees the addition of other great bands from around Georgia as they throw their support to BullMoose’s release tour.

Make sure you check out the rest of BullMoose’s discography on Bandcamp.

Cover art: Marisa Williams


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