Red Fang - 'Whales and Leeches'
Converse Rubber Tracks Live just announced a free Music Hall of Williamsburg show (8/9) with Glassjaw, Balance & Composure, and World's Fair (which is already "sold" out), and they've now announced another free Brooklyn show taking place this month as well. Portland sludge beasts Red Fang will team up with Doomriders (fronted by Converge bassist Nate Newton) and one of Brooklyn's better young punk bands, Low Fat Getting High, for a free, all ages show at 285 Kent on August 22. Though it's free, you do need tickets, and those go on "sale" August 8 at 10 AM.
Red Fang recently announced that their new album, Whales and Leeches, will be out in October via Relapse Records. The album was produced by Chris Funk of fellow Portland band The Decemberists (whose singer, Colin Meloy, just announced a solo tour), and mixed by Vance Powell, whose known for his work with The White Stripes. That's the album artwork above.
Doomriders also just announced a new album, Grand Blood, which will be out on October 15 via Deathwish. It was produced by Nate's Converge bandmate (and all-around metal production wizard) Kurt Ballou, and will feature artwork by Thomas Hooper and packaging by Ryan Patterson, frontman of Coliseum (who you can also see for free in Brooklyn this month). Grand Blood artwork and tracklist below.
As usual, Low Fat Getting High have other upcoming local shows, including a previously discussed Pianos (8/27) show with The Can't Tells; another on August 17 at Rippers on Rockaway Beach with a stacked local line up of Sleepies, Eula, Big Ups, and Shark? (flyer below); and one at Grand Victory on September 28.
Red Fang are also touring the western US in October. All of their tour dates are listed, along with some streams/videos, Doomriders album stuff and Rippers flyer, below...
Red Fang live at Hellfest 2011 (full set)
Doomriders live at Hellfest 2012 (full set)
Low Fat Getting High - Bad Yoga EP
Doomriders - Grand Blood
Grand Blood Tracklist:
1. New Pyramids
3. Grand Blood
4. Bad Vibes
5. Dead Friends
6. Death In Heat
7. We Live In The Shadows
8. Gone To Hell
9. Back Taxes
10. Father Midnight
Red Fang -- 2013 Tour Dates
Aug 10 Dante's Portland, OR
Aug 17 Totalfest Missoula, MT
Aug 22 285 Kent Brooklyn, NY w/ Doomriders, Low Fat Getting High
Oct 09 Harlow's Sacramento, CA*
Oct 10 The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA*
Oct 11 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA*
Oct 12 The Rock Tucson, AZ*
Oct 13 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM*
Oct 14 Bluebird Denver, CO*
Oct 15 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT*
Oct 16 Neurolux Boise, ID*
Oct 17 The Center of Spokane Spokane, WA*
Oct 18 The Shakedown Bellingham, WA*
* - w/ Helms Alee