Pygmy Shrews are a New York City punk band with two albums under their belt, “The Egyptian” (Wantage USA 2009) and “You People Can All Go Straight To Hell” (Jack Shack Records 2011). Vocalist/guitarist Ben Greenberg (Zs, Hubble, The Fugue), vocalist/bassist Tia Vincent (The Fugue, Queening), and drummer Alexander Perrelli (Animal, The Sidekicks) deliver an ungodly sonic punch that will remind you of why you used to go to shows. Greenberg has lately gained recognition as one of the pioneers of the new wave of abraisive punk coming out of Brooklyn, having lent his gigantic, fucked-yet-loveable production style to the newest greatest records from bands like Twin Stumps, The Men, Population 1280, and White Suns. Imagine X playing Karp songs through Black Flag’s PA and you’re close. Or the Wipers doing gravity bong hits out of David Lee Roth’s jacuzzi while pissing on your feet, capiche?

“LOOK OUT FACES, SEE YA LATER! DA SHREWS ARE BACK FOR ROUND OCHO AND IT’S THEIR MOST INSENSITIVE SLAB YET. YELLING, RIPPAGE, BIG JUMPS — YOU KNOW THE THE DRILL . . . AND THEY’RE HOLDING IT TO YR TEMPLE, SMART GUY. LATER HIPPIES!” – Jack Shack Records

“Pygmy Shrews are sort of like some wounded Sikorsky chopper on a doomed final mission, chugging across debris-filled skies in search of a final way out, or howbout similar to some kind of post-apocalyptic wheeled conveyance, part lawn tractor, part tiller, all menace and powered by some greasy substance you don’t want to even consider, but running somehow, and fast, albeit on the verge of total failure and collapse. Howabout it?” – Wantage USA



PYGMY SHREWS – “AM BREAKOUT” by JKSHK