Marking the release of Crowd Can Talk / Dressed in Trenches today, a composite of two EPs, rising Chicago trio Lifeguard have released a video performing lead single “17-18 Lovesong” live at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago. The performance is culled from an 8-song session recorded by Steve Albini that will premier Thursday, July 13, on Bandcamp Live. The session also features recent single “Alarm”.
Lifeguard will play Central Park SummerStage in New York on July 20th with Horsegirl, Iceage and Water From Your Eyes, before joining Horsegirl on a summer US tour. This weekend, the band will perform three in-stores in their hometown of Chicago at Reckless Records, Shuga Records and Record Breakers tomorrow. The full schedule can be found below.
Formed in 2019, Lifeguard are Asher Case (bass, vocals), Isaac Lowenstein (drums, percussion), and Kai Slater (guitar, vocals). At its core, Lifeguard is a punk band. Their music is loud and energetic. It’s also, at its core, visceral and hypnotic. For the Chicago-based trio that can include repetition and blasts of speaker cone-shredding feedback. Their songs adeptly balance melody and chaos, rhythm and drone. Hooks and noise are held to the same standard. Both have to stick.