Song of the Day

Ashtray, “D4C,” from Good People to Do Business With (Sob Story Records, 2019)

Ashtray is a Chicago hardcore band that has a pissed-off, to-the-point writing style that appeals to me in a big way. When I say that, I don't mean that they're doing something in the metallic hardcore realm, because their songwriting is definitely more in the late '80s, NYHC wheelhouse. 

Formed in late 2017, Ashtray featuring ex-members of Peace of Mind, Difference Between, and Art. 2018 saw the quartet drop a 5-song demo, but that somehow missed my radar. Now, they're gearing up for the vinyl release of their proper EP debut, Good People to Do Business With. "D4C" is a track from the EP (the entire thing is up on Bandcamp already) that rubs a certain Judge itch that brings a huge fucking smile to my face. The vocals are especially crucial, but the overall vibe is fantastic.

Photo: Daniel Boczarski

The vinyl version of Good People to Do Business With will be arriving soon via Sob Story Records.

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