Posted in metal | music | streams on October 10, 2012

Regents LP art by Brian Montouri
Regents LP cover

Regents is the amalgamation of members of Sleepytime Trio, Frodus, Acid Tiger and Thursday in to a singular, spazzy post-hardcore beast. After releasing a 7" last year, Regents did their share of touring, hitting Acheron and eventually shooting down to SXSW to play a memorable BrooklynVegan/Chaos in Tejas event on Lamar Pedestrian Bridge. Live shows are their forte, but only because they haven't had much recorded material to use as a basis for comparison.

Until now. Regents are welcoming their new LP, Antietam After Party, via Lovitt Records on November 20. Featuring the insane cover art of Brian Montouri (above, part of a bat-shit-crazy-gatefold), the quartet again returns to the spazz on their new effort, as the track "Night Soil" can clearly attest. Stream it below for the first time, and if ya dig then scoot on over to Lovitt for some pre-order action.

Vocalist/guitarist Drew Ringo commented on his thoughts on "Night Soil":

Lyrically the song focuses on the power, furtiveness and patience of addiction. The song also takes a personal tact, commenting on the unexpected impacts of recovery on ego and emotion. As for the song title, while traveling in China I learned of the practice of using human excrement as farm fertilizer, termed night soil. It's a dangerous practice because of the potential to spread disease. I couldn't help but note the similarities - disease feeding on disease, human's poisoning themselves, shit and desperation.
And here I thought it was just about ripping guitar and being a wildman. #knowingishalfthebattle

Song stream and Southwest tour dates for Regents, which include Fun Fun Fun Fest, are listed below.


REGENTS - 2012 TOUR DATES
11/2: Ten Eleven- San Antonio, TX
11/3: Fun Fun Fun Fest Nights- Austin, TX
11/4: Rubber Gloves- Denton, TX
11/6: Yucca Tap Room- Tempe, AZ
11/7: The Bunkhouse Saloon- Vegas, NV
11/8: The Hood, Palm Desert, CA
11/9: Tower Bar- San Diego, CA
11/10: Unit B- Santa Ana, CA

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Comments (11)

Antietam After Party = pretty killer sounding name

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 4:01 PM

Sounds like the band has been listening to some Hell No!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 6:12 PM

"Lyrically the song focuses on the power, furtiveness and patience of addiction. The song also takes a personal tact, commenting on the unexpected impacts of recovery on ego and emotion."

YEAH I DEFINITELY CAUGHT THAT.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 6:22 PM

Love Sleepytime Trio and Maximillian Colby. This song is a mess tho. Not good. Probably fun for them, but garbage to my ears.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 11:59 AM

Maximilian Colby is boring, STT was ok, but this is awesome. I never could understand what the hell that guy was singing about.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 12:49 PM

Is Hell No as good as this? Need to check-em out.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 12:52 PM

this song is amazing!

Posted by Steve | October 11, 2012 4:28 PM

Still waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 1:46 AM

great band with a great pedigree. always liked what sleepytime/max colby was doing better than, say, antioch arrow (though i love the gravity stuff, antioch arrow was probably the worst of the san diego bands doing that style) and this is pretty much a logical progression of what those bands were up to.....

Posted by j | October 22, 2012 3:31 PM

Great collection of cool pictures, really enjoyed watching these photos. Thanks for sharing with us.

Posted by Evening Dresses | November 23, 2012 12:18 PM

What's with the eagle?

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