Boxcar Satan is a three-piece band from San
Antonio, Texas, that deconstructs American roots music and
pours a particularly venomous brand of self-loathing noise
from the demon bottle.
Depression-era Delta blues, post-industrial field hollers, free improvization
and a healthy dose of post-punk skronk are fused together like quadruplets joined
at the head. Call it no-account, no wave blues if you must cling to labels.
Boxcar Satan guitarist/vocalist Sanford Allen
and bassist Patrick Sane are alumni of Texas industrial terrorists
Since an early ‘90s formation in a haze of beer and gin,
the band has churned out a substantial catalog of releases
that have received critical praise from home and abroad. The
angular, genre-jumping disks have drawn comparisons to Pere
Ubu, Howlin’ Wolf, the Birthday
Party, Muddy Waters, Captain Beefheart,
Eric Dolphy and the Fall, among others.
Boxcar Satan also has toured the United States about a half
dozen times, playing everywhere from smoky dive bars and bingo halls to highbrow
art galleries and San Francisco’s Church of Satan.