by Chris Rotolo, Senior Staff Writer
The Ocean County Grunge-Rock trio known as Senium officially announced this afternoon that on Friday, October 28th, the outfit will share a Starland Ballroom marquee with the Garden State’s favorite Horror-core Punks the Misfits, for the band’s annual home-state Halloween hullabaloo.
“When I first heard that the Misfists had confirmed us to open for them I was totally ecstatic,” explained Senium front-man Andrew McNicholas. “I’m incredibly happy we’ll be playing alongside such a reputable act, one that’s so similar to us, instead of some band that’s the exact opposite of Senium in its musical ideals and raw energy. It’s these types of shows will light the spark and start a new age of rock music in New Jersey.”
With that revolutionary spark in mind McNicholas expects this upcoming performance to be a fiery love-fest, a celebratory blaze of Jersey Rock N’ Roll on one of the grandest stages this state has to offer.
“We plan to produce as much raw energy as a rock band could possibly give off,” said McNicholas. “Starland is one of the best venues in the area, I’ve seen lots of shows there, and in my opinion its the best venue around for a band to trade vibes with the crowd, to feed off an audience’s energy, and vice versa.”
“I want Misfists fans to become Senium fans and Senium fans become Misfits fans,” continued McNicholas. “That’s the idea of every show we play, to spread the word about our music, to expose those who are unfamiliar to what we have to offer, and to reveal new music to our fan base.”
“Expect a spontaneous climax at the end of this show,” said McNicholas in closing. “It’s going to be a celebration of rock music in its rawest form.”
This performance will act as Senium’s official record release show for the group’s debut full-length, and one of my favorite albums of 2011, Such Progress, which you can amazingly snag a free download of here. The 12-track collection of Grunge-Rock anthems was recorded and mixed at Electrical Audio, the Chicago-based studio owned and operated by the divine musical being that is Steve Albini (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac, contributor to Sub Pop 100 compilation, and original producer of Nirvana’s In Utero).
Every track on Such Progress has its sleek hook that sinks in deep, fastening itself to the listener’s mind like a leash clenched by McNicholas, who yanks the chain forward with every slash of his six-string, forcing heads to bang and fists to thrust up toward the heavens in celebration that Grunge-Rock didn’t disperse on that gray Tuesday that was April 5th, 1994…check out a cut from the record below and come grab the whole thing on October 28th:
“Original Source” by Senium
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