Artist: Hex Machine

From: Richmond, Va.
Song: "You've Got Crime"
Album: Fixator
RIYL: Jesus Lizard, Helmet, Melvins

Hex Machine on the story behind "You've Got Crime":

"A mysterious figure heals people by driving ancient metal spikes through their soul. For those that remain, two smokes and a mirror existence is the structured settlement where the application process is very hard and somewhat frightening, and then death is noticed. Meanwhile, the background noise is set to stun in a metal framework, while what's inside is sensitive yet firm, and ready to fuck the lethargy right out of you. Which of course is anything but delusional.

"'You've Got Crime' is a layered cake made while under the influence of cooking shows hosted by Cronenberg & Lynch, intentionally baked for the parade of walking convalescence who are now the cool people. This is music for people who obsess over the potential for fresh bondage.

Listen to 'You've Got Crime'

Hex Machine's sophomore album, Fixator, will hit stores on Aug. 28 via Learning Curve Records. The band will be heading out on a fall tour with guest drummer Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, Black Army Jacket) filling in.

Tour dates:

9.11 Louisville TBA w/ Black God
9.12 Chicago @ Cobra Lounge w/ Alma Negra, Backs
9.13 Milwaukee @ Quarters R&R Palace w/ Ara
9.14 Minneapolis @ Hexagon Bar w/ Sewhores, power-take-Off
9.15 Duluth @ TBA
9.17 Pittsburgh @ Lawrenceville Moose w/ Lightning Bolt, Microwaves