by Doug Moore
The last half-decade or so has produced a great deal of throwback psychedelic rock and proto-metal. While I'm a proponent of both, the whole fuzzy-riff/delay-everywhere approach has inevitably started to wear a little thin with the repetition. This brand-new track "The Quiet Crooks" by Toronto's Biblical caught my ear nonetheless, thanks in large part to bassist/vocalist Nick Sewell's surprisingly delicate croon -- no beardy yelling here. The instrumental component is righteous, too, with a piled-high psych production and a topping of supersaturated guitar leads. The track makes its premiere in this post and you can listen to it below.
Biblical will release their first LP, Monsoon Season, on March 11 via New Damage Records. The band will be at SXSW and will be embarking on an accompanying US tour, with dates TBA. For now, they have a few Canadian dates lined up. Check those out and stream "The Quiet Crooks" below...
Biblical - "The Quiet Crooks"
Biblical -- 2014 Tour Dates (more TBA)
01/29/14 Ottawa, Ontario Zaphod's Canada More +
01/30/14 Peterborough, Ontario Red Dog Canada More +
01/31/14 London, ON Call The Office Canada More +
02/01/14 Hamilton This Ain't Hollywood Canada More +
02/15/14 Toronto, Ontario Polish Combatants Hall Canada More +
03/12-16/14 Austin, TX SXSW