Tomorrow, local punk rocker and onetime Jay Reatard collaborator Seth Sutton will release an LP (under his Useless Eaters moniker) via locally based indie Jeffery Drag. The long-player is called Hypertension, and Cream contributor Stephen "Goose" Trageser will have a full-on review of it for us first thing tomorrow morning. But you don't have to wait until then to get a little taste.
Late last week, MTV Hive premiered Useless Eaters' video (see it above) for Hypertension's titular track. The Hive reports that, according to Sutton, there wasn't any deep hidden meaning to the video: “I just wanted to wreck stuff,” Sutton says. Like much of Useless Eaters' previous material, "Hypertension" calls to mind punk/post-punk outfits like Wire and Television (and, my colleague Adam Gold notes from his desk across the room, Give 'Em Enough Rope-era Clash). But unlike past efforts — like, say, Eaters' Black Night Ultraviolet EP, which featured an earlier version of "Hypertension" — the production is a bit less lo-fi, the arrangement a bit more fleshed out. Good stuff. Watch the video above, and report back here tomorrow for Goose's full review.