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Meat Wave Releases New Single & Video for “Honest Living”

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Chicago’s Meat Wave is back with a new single entitled “Honest Living.” The band has signed with Swami Records for their new release, which will feature this new song. This is Meat Wave’s first offering since the release of their six-song EP, Volcano Park, in 2021.

Written while working in a warehouse by day and bar by night, “Honest Living” is about the delirium and exhaustion of working too much but presented like an advert for capitalism and the workforce — conceived on the company dime, heavy eyelids, simultaneously caffeinated and hungover, working to live but only simply surviving. America, the beautiful. 

Check out the video for “Honest Living” below. Meat Wave will also be hitting the road in March and April with label mates PLOSIVS – the punk outfit featuring Swami John Reis (Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu), Rob Crow(Pinback), and Atom Willard (Against Me!) – so check out those dates below too!

Mar 18, 2022
Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
Mar 19, 2022
Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Mar 20, 2022
Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts Black Box
Mar 21, 2022
Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Mar 23, 2022
Columbus, OH Rumba
Mar 24, 2022
Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Mar 25, 2022
Chicago, IL Sleeping Village
Apr 5, 2022
Seattle, WA Chop Suey
Apr 6, 2022
Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Apr 8, 2022
San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Apr 9, 2022
Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room
Apr 10, 2022
Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
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