Building Better Bombs
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Building Better Bombs


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just recorded our debut full-length at Electrical Audio in Chicago. due out this fall.


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Building Better Bombs is not your average hardcore band. True, the instrumentation is standard: two guitars, bass, drums, and keyboards, however their execution is somewhat radical. Given the wide array of backgrounds each member comes from, the sound is rarely akin to one particular genre. By drawing from each of their individual influences, from punk rock and hip hop, to film and ADD, Building Better Bombs unveils an abrasive onslaught both musically and aesthetically. From the beginning, they have set out to include anyone interested in contributing. From enlisting a variety of different artist to create their record covers for their recent 7”, to organizing street games and bike rides, a strong sense of community has always been at the heart of their endeavors.

The music of Building Better Bombs is an action-packed freak-out of call and response hardcore. Originally formed as a two-piece, 18 year old Stef Alexander and Isaac Gale began experimenting with a drum machine to create a danceable, beat-heavy hardcore. After two years of snapping necks and shredding lung tissue, Isaac moved to Holland to make films, and Stef (also known in the hip hop community as P.O.S.) co-founded local hip hop collective Doomtree Records. After releasing his debut, he was quickly picked up by the internationally distributed label Rhymesayers Entertainment, and has since completed multiple national tours. Upon Isaac’s return from overseas, the two quickly regrouped and enlisted bassist Ryan Olson and drummer Drew Christopherson.

The future looks busy for Building Better Bombs, as they set out to release their debut full-length record. 13 songs clocking in at just 28 minutes, the album is a whirlwind of sonically intense, well-crafted songs that blaze like hardcore, and boom like a rap. This can all be attributed to their incredible engineer/producer Joe Mabbot (Atmosphere, Plastic Constellations, Brother Ali, and many more) who captured the bands intensity perfectly, without sacrificing its uncontrollable energy. Four cuts from the album are currently available on their limited run 7” entitled This Is A Gang.