When Mind Spiders rocks Friday’s Denton release show for Inhumanistic, its latest album on Dirtnap Records, the music will bawl out of the amps with some pretty beefy promotion. Spin streamed the track “Inside You” from its website just before the Oct. 8 release. The venerated rock mag mentioned horror-pop and new wave.
A through-line of midrange yawpish vocals runs front to back on Inhumanistic. Guitars are fuzzy and distorted and the drumming quick, but hardly fevered.
Track to track, Denton regulars Mark Ryan (vocals and guitar), Daniel Fried (bass), Mike Throneberry (drums) and Peter Salisbury (synth) capture that joie de garage sensation that comes with piss-and-vinegar rock. This is lulling noise, this metronomic guitar licks and drums. Things do slow down for “City Stuff,” and yet even this slower track blisters with something urgent.
The band is now based in Fort Worth, but Ryan is known locally for his work with the Marked Men. He’ll be pulling double duty Friday night at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios by also playing in Radioactivity, fellow Marked Men member Jeff Burke’s current band.
Mind Spiders and Radioactivity share the bill with Stymie and Varsity Cheerleader. Rubber Gloves is located at 411 E. Sycamore St. Cover is $5 for ages 21 and older, $7 for those under 21.
— Lucinda Breeding