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Albums Of The Week: Choncy | 20X Multiplier

The Cincinnati punks keep you on your toes with their angular, unpredictable attack.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “From the foxhole of the Rust Belt, Choncy flesh out a frenzied, multifaceted approach to punk with their sophomore album 20X Multiplier. The Cincinnati four-piece deliver an intoxicating nine-song set tinged with personality and dumb luck.

The followup to their 2023 debut Community Chest, 20X Multiplier was recorded to tape at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville by Joe and Jack Tellman, providing a raw and unhinged sound. Choncy hone in on their sonic persona by bridging the gaps between angular post-punk and abrasive hardcore, pushing their sound to its absolute limits. With a chaotic mix of relentless bass, sharp drums, splintering guitars, and off-kilter vocals, Choncy provide a glimpse into the grotesque realities of life.

Lead single Dead Meat shows the group putting their own spin on contemporary punk, segueing into Default, an anthem for those who will be forever indebted to the neoliberal institutions. The album is filled with profit margins, budget cuts, and man-made horrors beyond your comprehension.

Choncy’s 20X Multiplier displays a maniacal yet ingenious approach to punk that can only be compared to hitting a slot machine jackpot or maybe committing tax fraud and running for the secretary of defence. Let this record be a proclamation of what could have been — if only they knew the right numbers to pick.”