Street Eaters from Oakland CA.
Both Megan March and Johnny Geek, equal parts
of Street Eaters, were born in Oakland, raised
in the East Bay, and came of age in the
Gilman/Geekfest/Mission Records world.
At times you get a glimpse of that East Bay on this record, but the sound more teeters back and
forth from bellowed call and response vocals
alongside blown out driving to a halt bass and
drums to shared pop punk melodies and
immediacy. They alternate from the longer more committed number to the shorter burst that
leaves you with a 2 minute song complete with
"whoah-oh!"s and "hey!"s stuck in your head
oftentimes still there when you wake the following morning. Street Eaters' lyrics, written
cooperatively by Megan and John, serve as a
platform for struggles with alienation and political issues, both personal and societal.
Street Eaters jam econo having no use for a
six-string guitar. They also play in other bands
such as Fleshies, Master Volume, Triclops!,
Harbinger, Neverending Party, Wild Assumptions, Before The Fall, Younger Lovers, etc. Both Megan
and John agree that the two-piece,
uncompromising dynamic of Street Eaters makes
for their purest musical and lyrical output yet.
Street Eaters have toured most of the U.S., playing loads of shows, festivals such as The Fest
(Gainesville, FL) and Total Fest (Missoula,MT),
and meeting up for stints with like-minded comrades such as Shellshag, Tubers, Songs For Moms,
Imperial Can, and Fleshies. They
also played the Parade Festival in Tokyo, Japan, in November 2010 and are going on the road on the
west coast with Brooklyn's Forgetters in