City of Caterpillar announce reunion tour, repressed their LP on vinyl
Screamo greats City of Caterpillar were only around for a few years in the early ’00s, but they left a major mark on the genre. It’s a sound that’s more popular than ever today, and plenty of modern bands would surely name them as an influence (La Dispute definitely owe some of their sound to them). City of Caterpillar had a spastic, progressive take on screamo, similar to something like pg.99 (with whom they released a split and shared members) or Circle Takes the Square. If you’ve never heard their sole full-length, 2002’s self-titled, you should remedy that immediately. The album was recently repressed on vinyl and it can be streamed in full below.
Now that the reissue is out there, the band’s “classic” lineup of of Brandon Evans (guitar/vocals), Kevin Longendyke (bass/vocals), Jeff Kane (guitar) and Ryan Parrish (drums) are reuniting for their first shows in 13 years! They’re doing a short tour in January that begins in their hometown of Richmond, and then hits Philly, DC, and Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn show happens at Saint Vitus on January 16 with Big Hush and another of Brandon Evans’ bands, Ghastly City Sleep. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
UPDATE: The Saint Vitus show sold out and City of Caterpillar added a second Vitus date for January 17. This one’s with powerviolence vets Suppression and Skulk Kits (Brandon solo). Tickets are on sale.
UPDATE 2 (11/15): Even more shows were added (updated schedule below) and City of Caterpillar put out the “lost” song “As the Curtains Dim; (little white lie).” Listen (via NPR):
City of Caterpillar — 2017 Tour Dates
Thur. Jan. 12: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Malady & Virginia Creep
Fri. Jan. 13: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Bermuda Triangles & Big No – SOLD OUT
Sat. Jan. 14: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ Pinkwash & HIRS – SOLD OUT
Sun. Jan. 15: Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Pygmy Lush & Malady – SOLD OUT
Mon. Jan. 16: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Big Hush & Ghastly City Sleep – SOLD OUT
Tues. Jan. 17: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Virginia Creep, Suppression & Skulk Kits – SOLD OUT
Wed. Jan. 18: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall w/ The Saddest Landscape & Kindling
Thurs. Jan. 19: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar w/ Green Dream & Coming Down
Fri. Jan. 20: Detroit, MI @ El Club w/ Reverend & Touch
Sat. Jan. 21: Chicago, IL @ Reggies w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars