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This week for the CHIRP Radio Podcast, we spoke with Zack and Kevin of the Chicago-based thrash and sludge metal band, Oozing Wound. Due to the limitations of COVID we had to speak with both the guys separately, but the conversation doesn't suffer for this fact. The interview covers a lot of ground, discussing topics as varied as keeping the music scene safe, struggles with unemployment, anxiety around reopening during the pandemic, writing new material, the advantages of working for an employee-owned company and performing music in the post-apocalypse. Zack even provides some behind the scenes details about the making of their fantastic new video for the song "Surrounded by F'ing Idiots," co-created and starring comedian Sarah Squirm. It's a wild ride!
Oozing Wound's last album came out in 2019 on Trill Jockey. It is called High Anxiety and you get a copy here.
CHIRP DJ Cher Vincent, sits down for some mimosas in Ukrainian Village with Chicago's Oozing Wound, telling stories of how they got signed to Thrill Jockey, their "trusting" writing process, and how they can't seem to define their sound.
Oozing Wound released Retrash on Thrill Jockey in October 2013.