by Black Bubblegum
Batillus have scheduled one final NYC show before the quartet hit the road to play a string of dates with the mighty Salome and locals Hull as part of the "Beard Destroyer Tour". That show takes place this weekend, 9/5 at Lucky 13 Saloon in Park Slope. The band was originally scheduled to play The Charleston with Overmars & Battlefields TONIGHT (9/3), but that show has since been cancelled (pics from Europa are here).
If you manage to catch the band in the coming weeks, make sure and hit up the merch tables for a copy of their limited-to-75 tour-only EP which includes "The Division" available for download above! The Tour EP was mastered by Josh Bonati and produced by Brendan Tobin of Made Out of Babies fame.
Salome who recently premiered a new track at MetalSucks as part of their split Our Enemy Civilization EP with Thou. Download that Thou as well as the Salome track above. Release details on that split EP are forthcoming.
Batillus, Salome, and Hull will also cross paths with the incred-amazing Planet Caravan Festival, which will feature (among countless other notables) Pentagram, Orange Goblin, Clutch, Tombs, The Gates Of Slumber, Kylesa, and YOB. Who wants to go? I have a pair of passes for the weekend as well as a custom screened poster (below) and t-shirt to give away! Details are at the bottom of this post.
Speaking of Brandon Tobin, I recently ran into Mr. Made Out of Babies who told me he is working on new MOOB material! So far the band has written two new songs and have the skeletons for an additional five. Described to him as "happy doomy", the tracks are still in infancy bu he promises that the new LP will signify a change in direction, similar to The Ruiner. In addition, word is that Julie Christmas's solo LP is inching closer toward completion, as all for Babies recently recorded the final track together. Bassist Cooper also plays with the Austin band Ratking.
Tobin moonlights in Red Sparowes (though not a permenant member), and they recently put their entire catalog on Bandcamp.com for free download! (Although it seems that the site is missing both a limited tour EP and their split with Grails)
Dates and more below...
BATILLUS - 2009 TOUR DATES
Sep 5 2009 Lucky 13 Saloon Brooklyn, New York
Sep 10 2009 Kung Fu Necktie w/ Hull, Salome Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 11 2009 Talking Head Club w/ Hull, Salome, Oak Baltimore, Maryland
Sep 12 2009 Marble Haus w/ Hull, Salome College Park, Maryland
Sep 13 2009 TBA (please help!) w/ Hull, Salome, Lord By Fire Richmond, Virginia
Sep 14 2009 TBA (please help!) w/ Hull, Salome Greensboro, NC or Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 15 2009 Volume 11 w/ Hull, Salome Raleigh, North Carolina
Sep 16 2009 The Guitar Bar w/ Hull, Salome Savannah, Georgia
Sep 17 2009 529 w/ Hull, Salome Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 18 2009 Little Hamilton Collective w/ Hull, Salome, Sacaea Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 19 2009 Planet Caravan Festival @ The Orange Peel w/ Clutch, Pentagram, Orange Goblin, more Asheville, North Carolina
Sep 20 2009 TBA (please help!) w/ Hull, Salome Louisville or Lexington, Kentucky
Sep 21 2009 Fubar w/ Hull, Salome, TBA St. Louis, Missouri
Sep 22 2009 Riot Room w/ Hull, Salome, Auternus Kansas City, Missouri
Sep 23 2009 White Star Bar w/ Hull, Salome Chicago, Illinois
Sep 24 2009 Melody Inn w/ Hull, Salome, Apostle of Solitude Indianapolis, Indiana
Sep 25 2009 Cafe Bourbon Street w/ Hull, Salome, Lo Pan Columbus, Ohio
Sep 26 2009 Krugs Place w/ Hull, TBA Frederick, Maryland
Sep 27 2009 Union Pool w/ Hull, Dark Vibe Brooklyn, New York
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