In March, we reported on Chicago noise rockers Big'n releasing an EP on the French label AfricanTape. As a follow-up of sorts, AfricanTape's US publicist reports that Swiss/Canadian art punk trio Peter Kernel has released a new single entitled "Anthem of Hearts" on the imprint.
The song and accompanying video demonstrate that Peter Kernel is a band well worth keeping tabs on. "Anthem of Hearts" is catchy and tough; tribal drums, bratty vocals that sweeten during the bridge and some excellent guitar work that recalls Sonic Youth. The video, filmed by the band and Simon Brazzola, is a slow motion romp on a rolling hillside.