When the HIRS Collective calls, the punk neighborhood responds. Members of Soul Glo, My Chemical Romance, Soften-Banana, Converge, Screaming Females, Thursday and others contribute to the anonymously membered band’s new album. And like a bloody motion film counterprogrammed in opposition to family-friendly Christmas day schlock, We’re Nonetheless Right here releases digitally on Dec. 25.
The title monitor does what The HIRS Collective does finest: slam collectively a number of metallic kinds like bitter sweet — riffs and blast beats blaze by at hyperspeed, however with a moshable groove. However extra importantly, the monitor honors the band’s foremost goal: not solely the survival, however the extraordinarily loud pleasure and visibility of trans and queer outcasts. “This collective, a model of remedy,” the vocalist screams, “for ourselves and anybody who feels the necessity to scream their lungs out for another day of dwelling.” Becoming a member of them once more after offering spoken phrase for 2018’s Mates. Lovers. Favorites., Rubbish‘s Shirley Manson sings, “We’re nonetheless right here / We’re nonetheless right here,” over a sluggish and sludgy riff that turns into a metallic mantra of defiance.