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Released on March 7, 2016, the song “Grasshopper” is taken from the 12-track album, Drink the Brine, Get Scarce, from Toronto, Canada rockers, Alpha Strategy. Experimental, “weirdo” noise rock is the name of the game here so, if that’s at all your jam, you’re 100% going to want to snag this free download.

Oh… and did we mention the guys had the album recorded by the one and only Steve Albini at Electrical Audio studios in Chicago? Well… they did! Pretty freakin’ rad, eh? Initially conceived as a solo project by Rory Hinchey (guitar, vocals), the quartet currently also consists of James McAdams (guitar), Ben O’Brien (bass), and Evan Sidawi (drums) and we hope this line-up sticks ’cause the music on this album is dope!


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