Hail Seizures – For the Ruin
The Hail Seizures translate dark punk and underground hardcore into acoustic instruments. There is a slipshod and improvised characteristic to their lineup: bottom of the line acoustic guitars, a drumset made from a suitcase, a childs violin and an old cello that clashes wildly with the ornately composed songs, that jump back and froth between catchy sing along choruses to brutal and lopsided rythyms that you would expect more from your local metal band than any normal folk act.
Hail Seizures/The Pasties -Punk As Folk
A Split featuring The Pasties and The Hail Seizures from Olympia, Washington. Both bands play fast-paced punk music entirely with acoustic instruments. This approach has allowed them to take their performances into public spaces that don’t otherwise ever get to see a rock show like the artesian well downtown, Camp Quixote, or even underneath the 4th Ave bridge. A sense of rebellion permeates the songs of both bands as they eschew the conventions of the punk industry to bring their music straight to the people.