Every now and again, we discover a two-person band whose sound seems far too mammoth to be coming from just a duo. Volcanoes, a pair of heavy hitters from St. Louis, are our latest favorite in this stripped-down mold. Jon Ryan and Eric Peters throttle their instruments — brutally distorted bass and and blissfully pummeled drums, with the occasional squealing synth overdubbed in — practically beyond comprehension, creating high-voltage noise rock that could topple mountains.
Volcanoes’ debut LP, Heavy Hands, has been melting our minds since we first laid ears on it earlier this year; it’s available as a free download from Afternoon Records here. The duo also soundtracks the trailer for our film No Agenda, which debuts this month across the U.S.!