Meat Wave are a Chicago trio who play insanely catchy punk rock. The band’s chemistry between Chris Sutter (vocals, guitar), Joe Gac (bass) and Ryan Wizniak (drums) propels their songs with undeniable force and charisma with songs like “Brother,” an under-two-minute romp of claustrophobia and restlessness.
Sutter, Gac and Wizniak found each other in 2011, all twenty-something participants of the local Chicago scene. The three released a self-titled album in 2012 with the help of Hawthorne Street Records (home to Pelican, Sweet Cobra and others). Meat Wave’s sinister bass lines, maniac drumming and fuzzed out guitars draw from influential post-punk bands like Hot Snakes as well as Chicago pillars Jesus Lizard and Naked Raygun. The band is currently working on a new album to be released in 2015.