Grasseaters – Live Tape 2011 (self released): The first time and only time I saw Grasseaters was when I was in Oklahoma City on tour in 2011. Having known their guitarist, Kale, for a bit, I’d heard their demo tape and enjoyed it quite a bit. But this band live was a whole other thing. It was so noisey, so loud, and so chaotic. Everything I loved about the demo was pushed and exaggerated. It’s a common story when it comes to punk bands, but it bears reiterating: Grasseaters live managed to totally trump even their excellent recording.
So, imagine my joy when I found out this tape existed. Here the weirdness, the seamlessness, and the intense vocal variation/weirdness are all pushed to the fore. Get a taste of what it was like to see a powerful band in their element.