Just last month the Bay area’s favorite No Wave trio Permanent Makeup released their newest full-length album, “Taker.” The album was released on the local Tampa label New Grenada and is the first followup album to their 2013 debut “The Void … It Creeps.”
Permanent Makeup has won over swaths of fans for bringing back a DIY attitude reminiscent of the good ol’ days of the Tampa punk and metal scenes. The band’s drummer, Susan Dickson-Nadeau, also created the artwork on the album. Nadeau is the artistic talent behind Permanent Makeup’s recent toe dipping in the local zine community.
You can check out some awesome photos from the album release part at New World Brewery here.
Long-time fans who were hopping for a new album with that noisy, low-fi sound Permanent Makeup has seemed to perfect will not be disappointed. From the opening track, Hey Taker, the band brings you on a trip through their post-punk world. Man Hater, Blot out the Sun and Information are easily some of the best songs on the album.
If you’re just now hearing about Permanent Makeup (where the fuck have you been?), the band is just getting off of a 22-night tour in the South East, so they’ll probably be taking a breather for a while. But that should give you just enough time to listen to Taker and be able to sing or scream along at their next show.