Entries tagged with: Acid Tiger
Formed from bits of Frodus, Sleepytime Trio, Thursday, Acid Tiger and more, the voltron-like hardcore beast that is Regents have welcomed their new LP Antietam After Party via Lovitt Records. We're premiering a stream of the entire album which you can listen to below. Order your copy at Lovitt.
As you may remember, Regents have previously blessed NYC, SXSW (on a bridge!) and recently Fun Fun Fun Fest in live form. No shows on the horizon right now (they just played a record release show in DC this past Saturday [11/17]) but hopefully that will change soon.
Regents LP art by Brian Montouri
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.
Indecision at Knitting Factory (more by Meghan McInnis)
The previously announced Unbroken show taking place at Santos Party House in April will also host a pair of other notable bands. Indecision and Jesuit have been announced as the support! Still no word on the forthcoming Jesuit discography due on Magic Bullet Records, but we'll keep you informed. FYI, Jesuit featured Nate Newton of Converge/Doomriders.
Unbroken, not to be confused by the new book by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand, will also play Chaos in Tejas in the first week in June, reportedely their last ever show, alongside notables like Autopsy, Doom, D-Clone, Isterismo, Miasmal, Xibalba and many esteemed others.
In somewhat related news, Deathwish band Acid Tiger (featuring Converge/United Nations drummer Ben Koller, and guitarist Lukas Previn (United Nations, Thursday, The A.K.A.s) are opening for Thursday at Starland Ballroom on 12/30 (Thursday also play Terminal 5 on February 17th).
Deathwish-signed band 108 plays Cake Shop on January 8th.
Acid Tiger (more by Samantha Marble)
With Thursday, The Hope Conspiracy, and Bloodhorse taking some downtime for now, and Converge in slumber until they hit Europe in early July, Acid Tiger will hit the road for four east coast dates. They hit The Acheron in Brooklyn on June 17th with Tournament (who recently played The Charleston with Torche), Gators!, and Chambers. The band's new and self-titled LP is out now on Deathwish, and the band recently played Cake Shop with Narrows on April 24th.
Bloodhorse is currently working on their new LP, the follow-up to Horizoner which hit last year via Translation Loss.
In related news, All Pigs Must Die, who have nothing to do with the Death In June album of the same name, are comprised of members of Bloodhorse, The Hope Conspiracy, and Converge (Kevin Baker, Ben Koller, Adam Wentworth, and Matt Woods). The band recently finished recording material with Kurt Ballou at GodCity, though no release date has been set through their label (Deathwish).
Chambers have their debut album, Old Love, due on June 22nd. Stream songs from their debut EP.
Show flyer, Acid Tiger dates, and some video are below...
words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble
"This is the first night of our European tour," Dave Verellen said as Narrows took the stage a shade past 11PM at Cake Shop on 4/24. As the first date of their tour before the band shipped off tour Europe, I guess he was technically right. The NYC show almost didn't happen though; guitarist Jodie Cox resides in the UK and was delayed due to the volcanic ash in Europe. But the hardcore gods were smiling upon the sweaty basement at Cake Shop, and molten magma could not stop the destruction to come.
Narrows was on point. The instrumental portion of the band were noisy and powerful, furious and tight - you would never know their members live on different continents. Over it all, ex-Botch mainman Verellen spent a good portion of the show leaning on the front row of the crowd. He spent the second portion doubled over and screaming his lungs out. There is a reason why some consider him to have one of the greatest voices in hardcore.
The BV/1000 Knives show also featured the badass Acid Tiger (celebrating their new LP, and with guitarist Jim Carroll of HopeCon on second guitar), the post-hardcore stylings of I Hate Our Freedom, and antisocial grind greats Psychic Limb. All four bands executed well, with Acid Tiger sounding particularly huge with the addition of the second guitarist.
Pics and tons of video from the show below...
DOWNLOAD: Acid Tiger "Feel It" (MP3)
Acid Tiger (photo by Chloe Rice)
Ben Koller is a busy dude. Besides drumming for one of the most innovative hardcore bands in the land, Converge, the man is also working on a number of projects including Acid Tiger, his band with Lukas Previn (Thursday, The AKAs), Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse), and J Rattlesnake. The foursome will release their self-titled debut on Deathwish with the first downloadable track, "Feel It", available above. Stream two more tracks at Deathwish. The LP hits stores on 4/27 (order it).
The Brooklyn-based punk band will celebrate the LP this weekend (their only current date) with a performance at the BV/1000 Knives presentation of Narrows along with I Hate Our Freedom (mem Texas Is The Reason) and Psychic Limb. Pre-sale ticketing is kaput, but tickets are still available at the door. It's one of two shows that BV/1000 Knives will present over the weekend, with The Red Chord, the NYC return of Premonitions of War, Tiger Flowers, and Descender rounding out the Sunday (4/25) lineup at Public Assembly. $10 gets you in at the door.
Adam Wentworth and Ben Koller have also announced their involvement in All Pigs Must Die, a new project featuring Adam's Bloodhorse comrade Matt Woods and Kevin Baker of The Hope Conspiracy (that recently played Cake Shop). The band recently recorded new material with Kurt Ballou for a forthcoming release.
Lukas, Ben, and Kevin Baker also serve time in United Nations, with Geoff Rickly (Thursday) and Jonah Bayer rounding out the lineup. UN will release their new EP Nevermind The Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures via Deathwish soon.
BV/1000 Knives/AEG Live are also happy to present Converge at Santos Party House on 5/6 with support from Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, and the phenom Black Breath. Tickets are going fast, but are still available.
Some vids and all tour dates are below...
words and photos by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Moutheater - "Swallowed Whole" (MP3)
While I managed to catch most of the "North America is Doomed" show on 8/9, I did scoot over to Union Pool just in time for the mighty Doomriders and Converge-related breathren/new Deathwish signees Acid Tiger. That means that I missed Moutheater (mems-Jesuit) as well as I Hate Our Freedom (mems-Pilot To Gunner, Milhouse).
Fortunately, I was able to catch up with the Moutheater guys prior to Acid Tiger, picking up a copy of their newest LP, Ornament. This noise-crust-core band's long-player sits comfortably in a groove between the Albini-produced greats of yore (Jesus Lizard, Neurosis, Shellac, et al) and in fact, Mr Albini lent his considerable weight to the band's debut 7", Lot Lizard. That LP is out now via Thrashed Records, and you can grab a hold of an MP3 from it above!
Acid Tiger is cut from a similar cloth as Doomriders. Featuring Ben Koller of Converge on drums, the band's vaguely hardcore, vaguely sludge, vaguely punk chug carries less of the party vibe that ran through the center of Black Thunder, but a good portion of the power. Besides the catchy riffs, J Rattlesnake is a riveting frontman and Acid Tiger has the energy to make their debut worth a listen.
New Doomriders material seemed to be the focus of the show on Sunday, and from the sound of it, their upcoming LP Darkness Comes Alive will be less "the soundtrack to chugging beers" and more "the soundtrack to smashing a bottle over another man's head". Great set as usual from this foursome, who closed with "Black Thunder" which ignited a mosh pit (in Union Pool!) but... GUYS! Whats up with being more amazing on Sunday than you were at Europa? Gr.
Converge will join Mastodon, High On Fire, and Dethklok at Hammerstein Ballroom on 10/30. The band's new LP, Axe To Fall, is due via Epitaph on 10/20.
More Union Pool pics below...
by Black Bubblegum
Jebb Riley of Doomriders (& Disappearer) on stage at the BV-BBG Showcase during the Northside Festival (more by Jason Walker)
Though Doomriders are directly responsible for throbbing neck pains due to the head-nodding whiplash incurred on June 14th at the BV-BBG showcase, the band is determined to punish the tri-state further when they hit the road for a handful of dates including Union Pool on August 9th. Along for the ride are recent Deathwish signees Acid Tiger (featuring Ben Koller of Converge), Moutheather (featuring Nate Newton's bandmate in Jesuit, Brett Mathews), and I Hate Our Freedom (who are also scheduled to play Mercury Lounge with errortype:11). Full tour dates are below.
Meanwhile, bassist Jebb Riley of Doomriders' other project, Disappearer, have recently made their new LP The Clearing available for free download (much like their last EP). Disappearer are scheduled to support the reunited Cave In at their reunion show THIS WEEKEND in Allston, MA (7/19). More on Disappearer here.
by Black Bubblegum
In their NYC debut and third show as a band, the mysterious United Nations will play the Delancey on May 23rd along with Acid Tiger and Gay for Johnny Depp. While we don't have full confirmation of the lineup, I think we can safely assume that Geoff Rickly (Thursday) and Ben Koller (Acid Tiger, Converge, Cave In) are probably on board.
Acid Tiger, who is currently streaming two new tracks at their myspace, recently recorded their new record with Kurt Ballou at GodCity. No word on a release date, or a home for it yet.... Cave In recently ended their hiatus.
Flyer and some videos below...