• Wraiths

Local four-piece Pink Avalanche, led by sound engineer and former Atombombpocketknife front man Che Arthur, are releasing their debut record next week, and are celebrating it with a listening party at the Burlington on Memorial Day, Mon 5/27, at 9 PM. The postpunk project sees a lot of local underground veterans coming together to create an excellent racket. Pink Avalanche—whose lineup is rounded out by drummer Adam Reach (formerly of Poison Arrows), guitarist Kortland Chase (who was in Chatty Cathy), and bassist Pete Croke (who plays in about 200 bands, including Tight Phantomz, Brokeback, and Reds and Blue)—blend Hot Snakes-styled rhythmic pummeling, Husker Du-inspired rough melodic bent, and atonal guitar meandering a la Fugazi. It’s an odd and exciting combination of flavors that perfectly showcases the vast array of voices and influences the members of this band bring to the table. You can stream the new album, Wraiths, after the jump, but the party on Monday night celebrates the release of a copy you can actually own.