DOWNLOAD: Acid Tiger "Feel It" (MP3)
Acid Tiger (photo by Chloe Rice)
Ben Koller is a busy dude. Besides drumming for one of the most innovative hardcore bands in the land, Converge, the man is also working on a number of projects including Acid Tiger, his band with Lukas Previn (Thursday, The AKAs), Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse), and J Rattlesnake. The foursome will release their self-titled debut on Deathwish with the first downloadable track, "Feel It", available above. Stream two more tracks at Deathwish. The LP hits stores on 4/27 (order it).
The Brooklyn-based punk band will celebrate the LP this weekend (their only current date) with a performance at the BV/1000 Knives presentation of Narrows along with I Hate Our Freedom (mem Texas Is The Reason) and Psychic Limb. Pre-sale ticketing is kaput, but tickets are still available at the door. It's one of two shows that BV/1000 Knives will present over the weekend, with The Red Chord, the NYC return of Premonitions of War, Tiger Flowers, and Descender rounding out the Sunday (4/25) lineup at Public Assembly. $10 gets you in at the door.
Adam Wentworth and Ben Koller have also announced their involvement in All Pigs Must Die, a new project featuring Adam's Bloodhorse comrade Matt Woods and Kevin Baker of The Hope Conspiracy (that recently played Cake Shop). The band recently recorded new material with Kurt Ballou for a forthcoming release.
Lukas, Ben, and Kevin Baker also serve time in United Nations, with Geoff Rickly (Thursday) and Jonah Bayer rounding out the lineup. UN will release their new EP Nevermind The Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures via Deathwish soon.
BV/1000 Knives/AEG Live are also happy to present Converge at Santos Party House on 5/6 with support from Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, and the phenom Black Breath. Tickets are going fast, but are still available.
Some vids and all tour dates are below...
Acid Tiger | NYC @ The Shank | 06 Feb 2009
Narrows - Chambered
CONVERGE - "Axe To Fall"
BLACK BREATH, Live at the Triple Rock, 6/1/09
THURSDAY - 2010 TOUR DATES
April, 30 2010 Trocadero, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ Converge
May, 1 2010 Upstairs @ The Palladium, Worcester w/ Converge
May, 2 2010 The Chance, Poughkeepsie, New York W/ Converge
May, 3 2010 Club Inifinity, Williamsville, New York w/ Converge
May, 4 2010 Black Cat, Washington DC, Washington DC w/Converge
May, 5 2010 The Norva, Norfolk, Virginia w/ Converge
CONVERGE - 2010 TOUR DATES
Apr 30 2010 Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 1 2010 The Palladium (Upstairs) Worcester, Massachusetts
May 2 2010 The Chance Poughkeepsie, New York
May 3 2010 Club Infinity Williamsville, New York
May 4 2010 Black Cat WASHINGTON, Washington DC
May 5 2010 Norva Norfolk, Virginia
May 6 2010 Santo's Party House New York City, New York
May 7 2010 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, Ohio
May 8 2010 Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
May 9 2010 Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois
May 10 2010 Bottleneck Lawrence, Kansas
May 11 2010 Marquis Theatre Denver, Colorado
May 13 2010 Neumo's Seattle, Washington
May 14 2010 Satyricon Portland, Oregon
May 15 2010 Slim's San Francisco, California
May 16 2010 Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo, California
May 17 2010 Chain Reaction Anaheim, California
May 18 2010 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California
May 19 2010 The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, Arizona
May 21 2010 Emo's Outside Austin, Texas
May 22 2010 Trees Dallas, Texas
May 23 2010 The Marquee Tulsa, Oklahoma
May 24 2010 Outland Ballroom Springfield, Missouri
May 25 2010 Hi Tone Cafe Memphis, Tennessee
May 26 2010 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, Kentucky
May 27 2010 Exit/In Nashville, Tennessee
May 28 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
May 29 2010 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
May 30 2010 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland