Posted in metal | music | tour dates on August 20, 2014

by Wyatt Marshall

photo by by Eliza Sohn
Holy Sons

Holy Sons, one of the projects of Emil Amos (Grails, Om, etc) are releasing their new album and first for Thrill Jockey, The Fact Facer, on September 23 (pre-order). We're now premiering its gorgeous new single called "All Too Free," a contemplative and occasionally haunting song with ample breathing space. The vocals are one of several highlights. Give it a listen below. The album comes with bonus tracks, including covers of Black Flag, Circle Jerks and Slapshot, which you can stream below.

Emil is debuting Holy Sons' brand new backing band on August 25 at Stage 48, opening for Sleep (whose singer/bassist Al Cisneros plays with Emil in Om). That show (which is now sold out) is one of a few live dates for Sleep, who recently released their first new song in 20 years. Holy Sons also play a record release show at Union Pool on 9/25 with Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band. Holy Suns are on at 11, and tickets are on sale.

Emil and Al's awesome stoner doom band Om will be on the road soon too, and will land in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on 10/5 with Watter.

High On Fire, which features Matt Pike of Sleep, are touring, too. Read our review of last week's Brooklyn show.

Song streams and lists of tour dates, below...

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Holy Sons - "All Too Free"

Holy Sons - "Breakdown on the Beach" (Black Flag cover)

Holy Sons - "Beverly Hills" (Circle Jerks cover)

Holy Sons - "Addiction" (Slapshot cover)

Holy Sons Tour Dates
8/25 - Stage 48 NYC w/Sleep
9/25 - Union Pool -- NYC

Om and Watter -- 2014 Tour Dates
10/2/14 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
10/3/14 - Signal Kitchen - Burlington, VT
10/4/14 - SPACE Gallery - Portland, ME
10/5/14 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
10/6/14 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
10/8/14 - The New Vintage - Louisville, KY
10/9/14 - Gabe's Oasis - Iowa City, IA
10/10/14 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
10/11/14 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL

Sleep -- 2014 Tour Dates
8/24 Boston MA @ House of Blues w/ Heavy Blanket
8/25 New York NY @ Stage 48 w/ Holy Sons
8/26 Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer
8/28 Chicago IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Corrections House
8/30 Pioneertown CA @ Pappy & Harriets

High on Fire -- 2014 Tour Dates
September 6 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Festival
September 19 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
September 20 Miami, FL Grand Central
September 21 Orlando, FL Will's Pub
September 22 Miami, FL Motorhead's Motorboat
September 26-28 - Portland at Project Pabst

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Comments (4)

None of Duncan Trussell's lesbian rasp on this one?

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 1:48 PM

Holy shit that "Slap Shot" cover is the biggest piece of shit I've ever heard. Another "cover" where it's in lyrics only.

It's worse than that godawful cover of "Malfunction" by Cro-Mags, if that's possible (it certainly is from listening to this.)

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2014 4:59 AM

you've got a long way to go dummy

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 4:56 PM

What's the point in doing a cover if you play it exactly like the original? It wouldn't surprise me if that was your approach to music...but people like Emil make their own way. All thumbs up from here. Can't wait till the new album drops on the 23

Posted by Me | September 10, 2014 3:13 PM

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