Chicago Punks Meat Wave Share, “Honest Living”

Swami Records and Chicago-based punk band Meat Wave are excited to present “Honest Living,” the band’s first single for Swami and its first offering since the release of its six-song EP Volcano Park in 2021. Written while working in a warehouse by day and bar by night, “Honest Living” is about the delirium and exhaustion of working too much but presented like an advert for capitalism and the workforce — conceived on the company dime, heavy eyelids, simultaneously caffeinated and hungover, working to live but only simply surviving. America, the beautiful. Watch the video for “Honest Living.”

Additionally, Meat Wave will be touring this March and April supporting label mates PLOSIVS, the punk outfit featuring Swami John Reis (Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu), Rob Crow (Pinback), and Atom Willard (Against Me!). The tour will kick off next Friday, March 18 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY and hit markets such as Philadelphia, PA on March 20, Chicago, IL on March 25, Seattle, WA on April 5, San Francisco, CA on April 8, Los Angeles, CA on April 9 and more. Tickets for all shows are on sale now and a full listing of dates can be found below. 

18 — Brooklyn, NY — Saint Vitus
19 — Baltimore, MD — Ottobar
20 — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts Black Box
21 — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
23 — Columbus, OH — Rumba
24 — Detroit, MI — Magic Stick
25 — Chicago, IL — Sleeping Village


05 — Seattle, WA — Chop Suey
06 — Portland, OR — Mississippi Studios
08 — San Francisco, CA — Bottom of the Hill
09 — Los Angeles, CA — Lodge Room
10 — Phoenix, AZ — Rebel Lounge