Formed in 2012, HAAN, quickly established themselves in the New York punk scene with chaotic, noisy sludge punk and were named a Band to Watch From New York’s Underground by the Observer following infamous shows with the likes of Eyehategod, Coliseum, Whores., Fight Amp, Cancer Bats, Inter Arma, and Black Tusk.
Led by the haunting, macabre imagery of singer Chuck Berrett and complex, brutal rhythms of drummer Chris Enriquez, the band takes their moniker from a Korean cultural concept denoting a collective feeling of oppression and isolation and connotes lament and unavenged injustice. Although often compared to legendary NYC noise rock acts Helmet and Unsane, HAAN have developed a wholly unique sound that mixes the physical, red-lined abrasiveness of The Stooges and Swans with the dirgy, LSD-tinged psychedelic of Sonic Youth and Spacemen 3.
Sing Praises was recorded in 2014 by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Cave In, Pelican, Shrinebuilder), mastered by Carl Saff (Young Widows, Helms Alee, OFF!, Kowloon Walled City, Big Business) and self-released by the band on a limited batch of cassette, which quickly sold out. The band later partnered with legendary Finnish noise rock label Kaos Kontrol on a vinyl release.