Meat Wave Share “What Would You Like Me To Do,” Announce New Album

Swami Records and Chicago punks Meat Wave — Ryan Wizniak (drums), Joe Gac (bass) and Chris Sutter (vocals, guitar) — are excited to announce the Friday, October 14 release of Malign Hex, the band’s fourth full-length album. The 10-track album, which features the brand new single “What Would You Like Me To Do” as well as previously released jams “Ridiculous Car” and “Honest Living,” was recorded by Gac in 2019 and serves as the band’s most cohesive, dynamic and ambitious work to date. “Our sound, in the beginning, was consistently very driving,” says Gac. “Now, that characteristic is merely a tool we can reach for. I don’t think it completely defines what we’re doing.”

Additionally, Meat Wave will be hitting the road in October and November, performing headline shows as well as supporting Metz, The Bronx, and Drug Church in select markets across the U.S. Tickets for all shows are on sale now and a full listing of dates can be found below. 

Meat Wave spent the last half of 2019 chipping away at the forthcoming Malign Hex, choosing to work on it slowly in spurts, as opposed to their last album, The Incessant, which was recorded and mixed in four days. “We recorded [Malign Hex] the same way we always have — live in a room together,” says drummer Ryan Wizniak. “But we allowed ourselves to embellish more and take more chances with extra instrumentation.” 

Meat Wave will be making the following appearances this October and November. Dates below with more to be announced soon. 

24 — Bloomington, IN — The Bishop #
26 — Birmingham, AL — Saturn ^
27 — Atlanta, GA — The Earl ^
28 — Gainesville, FL — The Fest
30 — Tulsa, OK — The Whittier Bar #
31 — Austin, TX — Mohawk *

01 — Dallas, TX — Trees *
03 — Albuquerque, NM — Launchpad *
04 — Phoenix, AZ — Rebel Lounge *
10 — Omaha, NE — O’Leavers #
11 — Milwaukee, WI — Cactus Club #
12 — Chicago, IL — The Empty Bottle #

^ — supporting Metz
— supporting The Bronx, Drug Church
# — headline show