Chat Pile – God’s Country


Vinyl colored purple edition 2023 repressed
LP EAN : 733102722616
CD EAN : 733102722623
Release 2022



There’s a sick irony to how a country that extols rhetoric of individual freedom, in the same gasp, has no problem commodifying human life as if it were meat to feed the insatiable hunger of capitalism. If this is American nihilism taken to its absolute zenith, then God’s Country, the first full length record from Oklahoma City noise rock quartet Chat Pile is the aural embodiment of such a concept.

Having lived alongside the heaps of toxic refuse that the band derives its name from, the fatalism of daily life in the American Midwest permeates throughout the works of Chat Pile, and especially so on its debut album. Exasperated by the pandemic, the hopelessness of climate change, the cattle shoot of global capitalism, and fueled by “…lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of THC,” God’s Country is as much of an acknowledgement of the Earth’s most assured demise as it is a snarling violent act of defiance against it. Within its over forty minute runtime, the album displays both Chat Pile’s most aggressively unhinged and contemplatively nuanced moments to date, drawing from its preceding two EPs and its score for the 2021 film, Tenkiller. In the band’s own words, the album is, at its heart, “Oklahoma’s specific brand of misery.” A misery intent on taking all down with it and its cacophonous chaos on its own terms as opposed to idly accepting its otherwise assured fall. This is what the end of the world sounds like.


A1 Slaughterhouse
A2 Why
A3 Pamela
A4 Wicked Puppet Dance
A5 Anywhere
B1 Tropical Beaches, Inc.
B2 The Mask
B3 I Don’t Care If I Burn
B4 Grimace_smoking_weed.jpeg

Additional information
Weight 250 g



Noise/Math-Rock, Punk/Hardcore

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