Insanely hard-working, and with the talent to back up all that work, Ubasute play live on average twice a week, or so it seems. Their split 7" with Dutchguts (an homage to Townes Van Zandt), and crafty one-sided LP, singlehandedly prove that grindcore is not only alive and well in NJ, but pushing the boundaries way beyond the sometimes lunkheaded conventions of that genre (unreadable logos, oppressively lurid lyrical content, and excessively complex riffing and arrangements.) Like Psychic Limb who rode us out of our original weekly tenure on WFMU's air (not at all in sound, but in mighty PURPOSE), Ubasute (pronounced ooo-ba-soo-tay), are a welcome cut above, their modesty and strength ensured that they would be one of the first bands, THE first in fact, to mark My Castle of Quiet's return to live, real-time radio sessions. Fronted by vocalist Alex Caprio, whose Mountain Mover solo-noise tape made a big spash on MCoQ last year, Ubasute are quite simply NOT TO BE MISSED. For more info, check out the playlist.