The name Total Trash breeds expectations that a band's output will be loud, gnarly, and ugly
. Verily, these Minneapolis punks scream and thrash their way through 60-second train-wrecks about slutty girls and blowjobs. It's not music for the squeamish -- and that's meant as a compliment.
"I really like playing with feedback, that's the whole thing," says Total Trash's guitarist, Dustin McChesney. He's in an art studio with his bandmates, making screen prints of posters for their upcoming tour, which kicks off after they release their new tape, You Don't Try
, Thursday at the 7th Street Entry. "I have this fucking huge amp that I can get super loud, and I got this crappy guitar that just squeals." He reaches his hands out to his sides, then makes a rocking motion to imitate playing his guitar.
"A lot of people want a nice guitar that sounds great, but I like fighting my shit," he adds. "It's more fun, and it's more physical."More »