Stuck, CB Radio Gorgeous
N0V3L (the new project from members of Crack Cloud), craft politically charged, danceable punk. N0V3L occupies a sonic landscape that recalls spring-loaded post-punk dissonance, new-wave’s downcast dance anthems, and laser-precise political funk. NOVEL, their eight-track debut EP, is a fluorescent, freshly-scorched declaration of intent, a martial, brutalist slab of nimble melodics and group-yelped anti-capitalist mantras. From the numerics in their name to their black/white/red aesthetic scheme, N0V3L is a carefully-calculated machine.
Stuck is a local post-punk band drawing influences from bands like Uranium Club and Omni, bent by noise rock bands like Shellac and Jesus Lizard. They write frenetic, needling, and often introspective songs dealing with themes of grief and anxiety in our increasingly grim sociopolitical landscape.