Ken Mode at Acheron (more by BBG)
As I said in 2008, KEN Mode rules. If Unsane spent less time at Swans shows and more at hardcore matinees, they'd probably rip out noisecore obliteration like 2008's Mennonite and 2006's Reprisal (both available for FREE download for a limited time). Now KEN Mode is prepping to release their latest offering of blunt-force ferocity, the spankin' new Venerable LP via Profound Lore on March 15th.
Produced by Kurt Ballou at God City, Venerable is noisy, tense, brutal and definitely punk rock, opening with the endlessly repeatable "Book Of Muscle" (available for download here for the first time) as well as "Obeying The Iron Will...". Head to Noisecreep for a third track, "Batholith", and down below for streams of both new tracks, along with all of Mennonite and Reprisal.
For those of you who doubt the bombast that is KEN Mode live, check the video from Acheron below and make sure to join them when they hook up with Black Breath and Clean Teeth to play The Studio at Webster Hall on April 2nd. Tickets are on sale for the show they play one day after another they have scheduled in Long Island.
All streams and tour dates, which include a visit to SXSW, are below.
KEN Mode - "Book Of Muscle"
Ken Mode - Seul
KEN MODE - 2011 TOUR DATES
Fri Mar 11 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Latitude 44 w/Sleeping In Gethsemane
Weds Mar 16 - 19 - Austin, TX SXSW
Sun Mar 20 - Kansas City, MO @ Scion Lab
Mon Mar 21 - Champaign IL @ Dan Aykroyd's House
Tues Mar 22 - Windsor, ON @ Coah & Horses
Wed Mar 23 - Hamilton, ON @ Casbah w/Vilipend
Thurs Mar 24 - Toronto, ON @ the Garrison w/Vilipend
Fri Mar 25 - Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf w/Alaskan
Sat Mar 26 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Scanner
Sun Mar 27 - Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
Mon Mar 28 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar Le Magog
Tues Mar 29 - Burlington, VT @ 242 Main
Wed Mar 30 - Boston, MA @ O'Brians Pub
Fri Apr 1 - Long Island, NY @ Ethical Humanist Society
Sat Apr 2 - NYC, NY @ Webster Hall w/Black Breath