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By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 8, 2014

'COMING' FOR YOU The Sweet Release.

The sexual innuendo rages on with the Sweet Release, as the Attleboro-area quintet have specialized in spastic, thrashing punk (bordering on batshit-crazy) since 2012. They offer this evocative self-description: “As if the Rolling Stones toked with Cage the Elephant after Kings of Leon drank the Kinks under the table.” There’s no beating around the bush (ahem) on the new EP We’re Coming, with titles like “Bottles and Models” and “Drugs and Sex.” Bassist James Luciano, drummer Corey Chabot, and guitarists Mike Marchand and John Clifford whip up a sweet fury on “So Bad,” and I imagine the big shouts on the hook to “We Fuck You” must get the crowd lathered up. Such was the case recently when Midday Records included the Sweet Release on a five-band record release bill (which also included SexCoffee) to a packed room at Fête.

“One of the most compelling things about the Sweet Release is their live performance, to the point I swear their stage show is performance art meant to challenge societal norms,” said Midday Records co-founder Davey Moore, who also referenced “a young Mick Jagger and Iggy Pop” when saluting Sheridan. “I even see some GG Allin antics in there — without all the defecation,” Moore noted.

“There is no in between with these guys — you’ll either love them or hate them,” Moore continued, “and whether you feel uncomfortable or are absolutely mesmerized, I guarantee you won’t take your eyes off them. They command the entire rooms’ attention.”

SexCoffee and the Sweet Release will share a bill at Dusk on November 1.

THE SWEET RELEASE + VULGARRITY + EVACUATE THE EARTH + SOUL KITCHEN COLLECTIVE + more | October 10 @ 7 pm | Fatt Squirrel, 150 Chestnut St, Providence | 401.808.6898 | $7 | 21+ |

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