The Locust traverse, constantly cross, and redefine the line between total chaos and perfect order. Genre-defying and boundary-blurring/destroying, The Locust are proven to be masters at their craft. What that craft is, however, still proves to be difficult to define. Band members Bobby Bray, Joseph Karam, Justin Pearson, and Gabe Serbian offer a sound far removed from genre identification: brutally ultra-violent and drenched in sci-fi-noise, gruesome insectoid keyboards and herky jerky scream/ sing vocals — described by one journalist as “a car-wreck with vocals.”
After releasing Plague Soundscapes on Anti in June 2003, they solidified the markedly different sonic terrorism The Locust had began to explore and would go on to cement as their own unique creation – a glorious cacophony of synths and violent yelps arranged in the most strict and uniform sense. Many consider this album essential to the reshaping and expanding of what “hardcore” music could be, decades after its release.
After lengthy touring following the 2007 release of third LP New Erections, The Locust went on hiatus. Another archive recording was released in 2010: this time, a legendary Peel Session recorded nine years prior. In 2013, the band performed at FYF Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest to frenzied crowds.
In the time that the band has existed, Bray, Karam, Pearson and Serbian have taken part in seemingly countless other impressive bands and projects, including Dead Cross, Le Butcherettes, Some Girls, One Day As a Lion, Swing Kids, Cattle Decapitation, Le Shok, Holy Molar, Head Wound City, INUS, Zu, Retox, Deaf Club, Planet B, and Fahih.
Oct 29 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
Oct 30 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Oct 31 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Nov 2 – Denver, CO @ Summit
Nov 7 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box w/ Silent, The Creepy Creeps
Nov 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent w/ Big Business, Geronimo