STREET EATERS are a truewave/punk band from Berkeley+Oakland, CA that has drawn a range of sonic comparisons to bands from Wipers to Masshysteri, Autoclave to Drive Like Jehu, Huggy Bear to KARP, Warsaw to Sonic Youth’s “Bad Moon Rising”. Their new album, “The Envoy (Nervous Intent Records/Contraszt! Records), is a concept album based on the writing of famed dystopian, gender revolutionary, anti-authoritarian author Ursula K. Le Guin. “The Envoy” careens through a shifting musical/lyrical landscape underpinned by tension, fierce resolve, isolation, and the vastness of mental and physical space through a densely-layered, wild, heavy recording. Through it all, Street Eaters’ core maximized-minimalist aesthetic – saturated and overdriven bass, propulsive yet bombastic drumming, strong songwriting, and intense dual vocals – remain front and center.