Album: Goes to Purgatory (2012)

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Chicago upstarts Jar'd Loose announce the release of their astonishing debut album, Goes to Purgatory, out July 10 on Cassette Deck Media.

From a city of musical innovators, Jar'd Loose are here with the next chapter in their hometown's history of heaviness. Jar'd Loose's sound is all its own -- thoroughly rocking yet left-of-center, totally new yet aligned with the spirit of its musical ancestors, from The Jesus Lizard to Entombed.

At the core is teeth-clenching momentum -- brutish, hellbound noise rock driven by Pete and Eva Bialecki's chugging freight train riffs and Phil Hardman's bare bones beats, built for maximum headbanging. Leading the charge is frontman Eddie Gobbo with a voice like no other. Former frontman of The Muzzler, Gobbo holds court with a tormented, raspy, punk snarl that's one of a kind -- unhinged and real, spitting lines like "I'd give my right eye / The left one stays with me / I'll take the land of the blind / There I will become king."

Atop this foundation, the band takes startling left turns. Riffs transcend all expectations, making detours into unforeseen realms -- what starts as a fist-banging dirt rock anthem shape-shifts into an ebullient refrain or a haunting death rock dirge. It's Jar'd Loose's ability to rock out hellishly then pull the hapless listener into strange new dimensions that makes Goes to Purgatory one of the most exciting, original debuts to hit the streets this year.

Goes to Purgatory was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossmann (Weekend Nachos, Harm's Way) at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, and mastered by Carl Saff (Unsane, Red Fang) at Saff Mastering in Chicago.