"Somewhere between Unsane, Jesus Lizard and Dazzling Killmen sits Exhalants, a new Austin group comprised of members of Carl Sagan's Skate Shoes and Body Pressure. Following in the steps of the legendary Cherubs, Exhalants make caustic noise rock with melodic inflection." -- Revolver Magazine
"If you're a fan of bands like Unsane, Jesus Lizard, Cherubs, and Dazzling Killmen, then you're going to love Austin-based noise rock crushers Exhalants." -- Metal Injection
"One of the year's best noise rock albums. Imagine something like the unholy three-headed stepchild of Unwound, Tar, and Big Black. It’s a debut that deserves praise beyond those with their ears to the ground." -- Post-Trash
Austin, TX trio Exhalants share the first video from their newly released debut album today via Post-Trash. Watch and share "Punishers" HERE. (Direct YouTube.)
The band kick off a quick midwestern tour next week with a hometown show. Please see all dates below.
Exhalants' self-titled album can be streamed in full via Metal Hammer / LouderSound. Hear and share Exhalants HERE. (Direct Soundcloud.)
After the ending of his Carl Sagan's Skate Shoes, Exhalants guitarist/vocalist Steve (the band prefers to be on a first-name only basis with you) further honed his already wide guitar vocabulary in the downtime. He soon recruited fellow CSSS alum Bill on bass and Tommy, the drummer in Body Pressure (known for his high-energy, hard-hitting precision) to form the power trio before you now.
Their self-titled debut album, heavy & melodic, acknowledges their influences like Shellac,
Unwound and Cherubs while extrapolating and building on those legacies into their own along with likeminded peers like Melkbelly, Kal Marks and A Dear A Horse.
Recorded & mixed by Ian Rundell (Ghetto Ghouls) in Austin TX and mastered by Greg Obis (Yeesh) at Chicago Mastering Service, Exhalants is a refreshing return to dynamic complexity in a field obsessed with monolithic pummeling.
Exhalants is available on LP and download, released August 24th, 2018 via Self Sabotage Records (Pre-order at Big Cartel-Self Sabotage).
11/02 - Austin, TX @ Beerland
11/03 - San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
11/08 - Houston, TX @ Leon’s Lounge
11/09 - New Orleans, LA @ Bank St. Bar
11/10 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn Bar
11/11 - Athens, GA @ HI-Lo Lounge
11/12 - Nashville, TN @ East Room
11/13 - Kalamazoo, MI @ House show
11/14 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
11/15 - Kansas City, MO @ Roller Dog
11/16 - Denton, TX @ Space Station
Record Label: Self Sabotage Records
Release Date: August 24th, 2018
03. Ego Death
04. Public Display of Failure
05. False (St)art
06. If Only
07. Bow Yr Head
10. And I’ll Take You To A Quiet Place
On the Web: