Indian Handcrafts live from Slims in San Francisco on November 30th, 2013 from the first night of Tour with Red Fang - all photos by Tim C. McLaughlin for Verbicide.
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Deafheaven to join BTBAM on North American Tour February/March 2014
Tri-State Indie Video Interview with : TTNG whose tour in UK starts November 28th
TTNG sat down to chat with Tri-State Indie on the last stop of their North American Tour at The First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA on 11/16/2013. - Tomorrow, November 28th their headline tour in the UK starts with Victor Villarreal on all shows as support. See all show details below.
Helms Alee to release Sleepwalking Sailors on February 11, 2014
Two years after Seattle post-metal adventurists Helms Alee issued their Weatherhead LP through Hydra Head, the band have announced their next set, Sleepwalking Sailors, which will arrive early 2014 through new label home Sargent House.
The 11-song outing hits stores February 11, and a press release notes that the group’s third album offers up a “unique amalgam of metal, art rock, pop and punk,” with touchstones including everything from Soundgarden to Gang of Four.
Guitarist/vocalist Ben Verellen explained in a statement that the songs took shape over the course of three and a half years before being tracked with engineer Chris Common (These Arms Are Snakes, Pelican, Chelsea Wolfe) in Seattle. The band had crowd-sourced funds to begin the recording sessions, laid directly to tape instead of Pro Tools, before being signed to Sargent House.
Though the release date is a few months off, the album’s “Tumescence,” driven by muck-dripping sludge riffs and a mix of throaty cries from Verellen and melodious vocals from bassist/vocalist Dana James and drummer/vocalist Hozoji Matheson-Margullis, can be heard below.
1. Pleasure Center
4. 4 Dangling Modifiers
5. Heavy Worm Burden
6. Crystal Gale
7. New West
8. Fetus Carcass
9. Slow Beef V
11. Dodge The Lightning
Tera Melos announce headline tour dates for EU, UK and Russia starting January 31, 2014
Amoeba Records asks “What’s In Your Bag?” Chelsea Wolfe
Daytrotter Session: Native
AltarTV Live Session: And So I Watch You From Afar “Ambulance”
Chelsea Wolfe in great company on this list by Radio.com - The Real ARTPOP: 5 Female Artists Expanding the Definition of Pop
With her new album Pain is Beauty, Chelsea Wolfe self-imposed the weighty task of rewriting the ending to the George Orwell’s classic 1984. Though many would beg to differ, Wolfe believed the book could stand to end on a more positive note.
“I reread 1984 and I was unhappy with it,” Wolfe told Radio.com. “I wrote a more idealistic ending to the book because I have a more idealistic outlook on life.”
Due to her darker sound, which can best be described as beautiful black metal, Wolfe has been pegged as a rather gloomy singer. But she says people, mainly critics, have gotten her all wrong. ”There’s two sides to me: I’m very much reality based and also really idealistic,” she explained. “I like to think that there’s a fight out there and we have to fight for the one that we love.”
What a great night of music and family we all had at The El Rey this past Friday. Dave Davison is currently out with Anthony Green on his Young Legs album tour and the special treat for us is our very own Good Old War boys are playing with Anthony as his band (they also play on his albums) and they even come out and play a few tunes with Dave too. I simply love seeing our friends and bands all help each other and play together. Thanks to Restless Cities for posting great pictures from the show. CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM ALL
Happy Flashback Friday with Helms Alee 8/16 - New Song Premieres this Monday
Helms Alee have a new album coming in February 2014 on Sargent House called Sleepwalking Sailors we will be premiering the first New song from the album next week so stay tuned. Until then enjoy the humor and riffs of the mighty Helms Alee in this flashback (literally) Friday video for the song 8/16 from their last album Weatherhead.
And don’t miss any chance to see Helms Alee live they are playing a few more shows before the end of the year.
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HELMS ALEE 2013
Nov 22 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Qui, Victory & Associates, Tacos!
Nov 23 - Portland, OR @ Porch Couch w/ Qui, Duck.Little Brother
Dec 30 - Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater w/ The Sword
Dec 31 - Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater w/ The Sword
Pitchfork Review: Russian Circles “Memorial”
It’s impressive what Russian Circles can do with a basic guitar, bass, and drum setup. There are plenty of metal-leaning instrumental bands who dial up big climaxes, but you’d be hard-pressed to find one that creates such an array of textures and emotions with so little. Bassist Brian Cook also uses keyboards, and on the Chicago trio’s excellent fifth album, Memorial, they bring in guest cello and violin. But the core, buttressed by imaginative arrangements and strong compositional skills, is strong enough that there would be more than enough chills without these add-ons.