Cherubs (2018)

Austin, TX

Whether you’re a lifelong fan of brutalist noise rock or just someone interested in indie rock’s lesser-told history, Cherubs will be a must-see for you at Sled Island this year. Lasting only a few turbulent years in the early ‘90s (when they were signed to Butthole Surfers drummer King Coffey’s label), Cherubs laid crucial groundwork for the noise rock scene to follow. Twenty years after their dissolution, they released the album 2 Ynfynyty, proving they’re neither stuck in the past nor interested in jumping on any current bandwagon.