Monolithic Records are super stoked to announce the capture of Richmond, Indiana-based grindcore duo Sockweb for the release of their debut album Werewolf.
Sockweb captured the imagination of the online heavy metal community recently when their songs “I Want Pancakes,” “Broken Glass Swan Dive,” and later “Werewolf” (the latter of which features Erik Ebsen of Spiralmountain) went viral.
The reason for the consternation? Sockweb are a father/daughter combo where the daughter is just seven years old. The output is some of the most adorable grindcore ever heard by human ears; Adam “Blackula” Young writes and records the music, as well as supplementary vocals, but Joanie “Bologna” Young provides the primary vocal outlet, and ever since the earlier songs were released her chops have grown increasingly more brutal.
With topics ranging from pancakes to being grounded forever, Sockweb are something truly unique in the scene, and we’re pleased to be able to present a brand new preview track: “Bullies Are Mean“. You’re damn right they are!
Of the unique collaboration, Adam had this to say:
After we finished the first song, we sat down together and thought of things that were stinky, and things that were gross, then we put them together. Thus the name Sockweb was born.
Given her years, you might expect her dad to be the driving creative force – but Joanie certainly has her own say:
Whatever is a pressing issue to her at the time is what ends up on the track. First it was her need for pancakes, recently it’s been her dislike of a certain bully at her school. Since she’s so young, her filter has yet to develop, so everything that comes out is unabashed emotion.
Unabashed emotion? Grindcore? Sounds like a perfect combination – and it really is. As for the album name, it seems like that was a family-influence as well: