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Self-described as “four pals dying on guitar music hill,” Grocer are modern-day martyrs. In our increasingly digital world, it seems like the perfect guitar lead is a lost art form. However, the Philadelphia-based band serves up some blistering garage-rock on their latest single, “Comply.” The unreleased track is part of a benefit compilation organized by the local label Super Wimpy Punch. 

The single is smoldering as Nicholas Rahn and Emily Daly’s reverb-drenched riffs rip through the track. There’s a subtle scuzz to “Comply” that makes it sound like it’s playing from half-blown-out basement speakers. The kind of song you wouldn’t mind getting a black-eye in the pit to, they sweep you up into a thrashing blackhole of sound. If it’s up to Grocer to provide the genre’s salvation, the future is looking bright.

The compilation tape is intended to raise money for people in Algeria and Afghanistan who have been impacted by the recent crisis caused by the pandemic and wildfires. The compilation is called TAKAFUL which means “solidarity” in Arabic. Fans who donate over $10 to the Algerian-American Relief Fund or the Afghan American Artists and Writers Association can send a screenshot to superwimpypunch@gmail.com with their name and mailing address to receive a tape.

The compilation will also feature previously unreleased music from Swollen, Boon, Sinwat, Bungler, Bucatini Baby, Community College, and more. 

You can check out SWP’s other releases here.

SUPER WIMPY PUNCH · Grocer – Comply
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