In support of their upcoming November tour with French hardcore outfit Sofy Major, local noise rockers Uncle Touchy are prepping a new four-song split, which will feature two songs each from both bands. In addition to an original track that will go by the name rather stellar title “Darwin’s Endless Forms,” the band will also contribute a gruff, bulldozing version of the Devo classic “Freedom of Choice.” Like much of Uncle Touchy’s material, the cover is alternately tense and vicious, attacking with all the ferocity of a charging bull. But there is enough of a brash “fuck all” attitude to help temper all those blistering guitars and seething hardcore rage. Overall, it has all the subtlety of a punch to the face, but it works, mostly because it’s just so damn snotty and fun.
An official release date has yet to be set, but the word from the band is that the split should be out around the second week of November via Canadian imprint No List Records.