Now Denial

Hungrier Than The Wolf

Format(s): 7″ Vinyl, Digital
Release Date: June 21st, 2011
Label(s): Get Young Records
Pressing Info: 100 Clear
100 Translucent Red
100 Black
Info: Now Denial tracks were recorded in July & December 2010; Get Laid tracks recorded in November 2010 by Jarrod Delong and Adam Caires at the Basement in Brighton, MA. Mixed by Jarrod Delong. Mastered by Nick Zampiello & Rob Gonnella at New Alliance East in Cambridge, MA. Artwork by Andre Hester. Layout by Jarrod Delong.



Now Denial, Massachusetts’ titans of heavy music return on this split 7″ with Get Laid. Making music with no regard for genre boundaries for nearly ten years, Now Denial offers up two of their best yet on this 7″. Of the two songs, “Wasted Lives” was my favorite. Filled with strong hooks, and a mix of both screamed and sung vocals, this song embodied everything I find awesome about Now Denial. Boston’s Get Laid are a screamy and thrashy affair. Hardcore punk that made me think of a heavier X. “Artex” was my favorite of their three songs. While I enjoyed what they had to offer, after a few listens I stopped flipping the record and just listened to the Now Denial side on repeat. It’s just that good. If you’ve never checked out Now Denial, this is a great way to get into the band before picking up their latest full-length. And, who knows, maybe you’ll find yourself digging Get Laid as well. – Paul J. Comeau

From Get Young Records comes this split 7″ from two Massachusetts bands, Now Denial and Get Laid. Now Denial kicks things off with two tracks of… well, I don’t know what the hell you’d call it. Weird hardcore/punk/rock with unusually stripped down production values. There’s barely any distortion at all, and I’d actually say the vocals are the most aggressive element. “Wasted Lives” definitely has more of a driving hardcore/punk feel with its faster pace and catchier vocal arrangements; but it, too, has its moments of generally uncategorizable something-or-other. It’s a good match, really, for Get Laid’s self-described “thrashy weird punk”, which first impressed me about two years ago. Their three tracks seem to be gravitating towards an even more angular and noisy form of “thrashy weirdness”, with a fast-paced core and a raw, loose playing style that adds some discordance and grit to their delivery. Now Denial is probably the oddly heavier of the two, while Get Laid is… just… oddly odd, maybe? I don’t know. I really like ’em, though.