Entries tagged with: Flourishing
Flourishing at Lit Lounge, June 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
Flourishing's brand of death metal approaches early Broadrick-ian heights on Intersubjectivity, the band's new EP due on 11/13 via The Path Less Traveled Records. Sure, the band's The Sum of all Fossils LP told tales of their experimental spirit but the new EP clearly shows the band's impressive death metal chops combined with noisy Godflesh-style dirge and purge. Stream a track below and preorder the EP here.
Flourishing at Public Assembly (more by BBG)
Flourishing will celebrate the release of their new LP The Sum Of All Fossils tonight (7/25) at Precious Metal (Lit Lounge) with Pyrrhon and Balance. The band's LP is their second release in as many years for The Path Less Traveled Records. We premiered the first Flourishing track "By Which We're Cemented" from The Sum Of All Fossils early this month, and now you can stream the entire LP at NPR.
In the meantime, Flourishing guitarist Garrett's other band, Wetnurse, is currently working on new material. Wetnurse's drummer and bassist Curran Reynolds and Ryan Jones are preparing to release their new LP with Today Is The Day, Pain is a Warning.
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Flourishing @ Public Assembly
Flourishing hasn't existed quite as long as Wetnurse, but Wetnurse/Flourishing guitarist Garett Bussanick has already cranked out a pair of Flourishing releases in as many years. The second release for the band he also sings for is due on August 2nd via The Path Less Traveled Records. The Sum Of All Fossils features eight tracks of atonal eclectic guitar wizardry that crosses barriers between grind, death metal, prog, and post-hardcore. Check out the lead track from the LP, "By Which We're Cemented", streaming below for the first time.
Flourishing will team up with Humanity Falls to play Port 41 in NYC on July 10th as part of a larger tour for Humanity Falls and their touring partners The Leviathan's Mandible. All tour dates are below along with a new Humanity Falls track and a stream of their 2010 LP Ordaining The Apocalypse.
Humanity Falls will link up with the the Ash Borer/Ruin Lust tour at The Meatlocker in NJ on 7/12. That's one day after Ash Borer play NYC for the first time at Tommy's Tavern (not at Semi-Legit as previously announced. the show was moved). July 16th at Acheron is still on, and with support from ITHI.
Back on 4/13 while Floor was blasting down the walls and Hawks were trying to keep their pants on at Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Ocean were playing with the always impressive East of The Wall and Flourishing at Public Assembly next door. A set of belated pictures from Public Assembly are in this post. They continue, along with album details, streams, and tour dates, below...
The Ocean in Karlsruhe, Stadtmitte (photo by Michael Gebhardt)
The Ocean released their latest LP Heliocentric last year, and will head out on tour in April of this year. They play a rare show in NYC, their first since touring with Kylesa, Withered, and Lair of The Minotaur in 2008, at Public Assembly on April 13th with East of The Wall & Flourishing .
The NYC date is one of three headlining dates for the band before they head out on tour with Job For A Cowboy, Between The Buried & Me & Cephalic Carnage. That trek begins at Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY on 4/15 (tickets), and swings through New England Metal & Hardcore Fest on 4/16. There the band will share a bill their old tour-mates Withered, who will loop back to NYC on on their tour with Krallice, Ipsissimus, & Cleric.
All The Ocean tour dates and some videos, below...
words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble
Andrew of Castevet
Though reportedly no champagne bottles were popped, nor was the gatorade dumped on anyone, Lit Lounge's bill on June 7th was a celebration on many levels. Castevet welcomed their new LP Mounds of Ash into this world via Profound Lore Records (cop it) and brought along with them an unstoppable bill to mark the occasion. Precious Metal recently celebrated four years in existence, and it was PM founder Curran Reynolds's birthday!
Castevet is hitting the road with Altar of Plagues and Velnias for a string of shows leading up to their NYC appearance at The Studio at Webster Hall on August 1st with Man's Gin. Tickets are on sale.
words and photos by Ilya Blokh
Ingrowing at The Charleston
Friday marked the beginning of pre-MDF madness in NYC, with 15+ metal shows in the next week. Picking my battles carefully, I figured the grindcore massacre at the Charleston was a good place to start: Buckshot Facelift, Backslider, The Communion, Ingrowing and Flourishing.
Buckshot started off strong with their porn-grind blast and songs like "Giving Acid to a Gorilla That Knows Sign Language". Backslider quickly replaced them for an equally short set of guitar and drum powerviolence, with each song around 30 seconds at best.
This was my first time seeing The Communion (who are changing their name to Kanalbrigade), but count me converted - their filthy grind/crust/sludge mix should go over well at MDF, although it's a shame they're playing so early on Friday (3:30). This has obviously been a hard month for the band, so it's good to see them soldier on. They'll be back in Brooklyn for two shows with Bastard Noise (6/26 @ Cake Shop, 6/28 @ Death by Audio), where they'll collaborate with Blood of a Zombie: "to create a grind/noise big band befitting such an event. This will be a more experimental chaotic performance, bridging the gap between THE COMMUNION and KANALBRIGADE, our next phase."
Czech deathgrind bastards Ingrowing played a furious, but groovy set, proving that music (and not English) is the universal language; I have absolutely no idea what the singer said between songs. Catch them again on Wednesday, 5/26 at Fontana's (with the almighty Gorod! + Demilitia, Jesus Crost and Rompeprop) and hopefully the crowd will be a bit more lively. They play MDF on Saturday.
Flourishing closed things out with their trademark disharmonic intensity, the sonic equivalent of grinding your teeth til your gums bleed. The manic guitar and and drums obliterate any possible groove every few seconds, leaving no room to breathe, let alone mosh or headbang. Unforgiving. They'll be at Lit on June 7th with Castevet, Woe and Batillus.
Some more pictures from the show below...
words by BBG, photos by Meghan McInnis
Flourishing is frightened!
Howl and Javelina were almost home by the time they hit Cake Shop on 3/25 with Sea of Bones and Flourishing. The pair of bands had burned through tons of dates on the way to and fro SXSW 2010 where Javelina played Emo's on 3/17 and both played Red 7 on 3/20. Check out the tour diary for Decibel Javelina did along the way.
The night was a special one for the great Flourishing, who celebrated the release of their new EP A Momentary Sense of the Immediate World on The Path Less Traveled Records. The absolutely mammoth Sea of Bones also were on board, with their two guitars, two basses, and four (usually six!) full stacks behind them, rumbling through doom riff after thundering doom riff.
More pics and video from the show are below...
words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble
Andrea of Howl will destroy you
Howl and Javelina are here, and ready to wreck NYC with Sea of Bones and Flourishing as part of a BV/1000 Knives production that kicks off TONIGHT (3/25) at Cake Shop. It's an early show, so doors are at 7 and the show begins PROMPTLY at 7:30. Want to go? I have two pairs of tickets up for grabs, details at the bottom of this post.
The show will serve as a record release party for the incredible Flourishing (featuring Garett of Wetnurse), who drop their new EP A Momentary Sense of the Immediate World on The Path Less Traveled Records next week. Cop it.
Howl is also prepping to release their new album Full of Hell on Relapse Records, pre-order that now. They played many of those new songs at their appearance at the BrooklynVegan, Converse, Tee Pee Records & Chronic Youth co-hosted Attitude Adjustment show at Red 7 in Austin, Texas on 3/20. Javelina (who filled in for Nebula) was also on board, playing the metal stage (with The Gates of Slumber, Priestess, Naam, and Liturgy) with the other stage featuring raging hardcore (Alpha & Omega, Touche Amore, Iron Age, Trash Talk) and some of the greatest names in underground hip hop (Black Milk, Buckshot of Black Moon with special unannounced guest Smif N Wessun!) for a killer mix...
"Black Milk (March 20, Red 7): After Detroit superproducer/MC Black Milk's set, someone behind me compared Milk's band to The Roots. But even Philly's finest have never been as dynamic as hard-hitting drummer Daru Jones, keyboardist AB and Milk himself during their set. With a driving rendition of posse cut "The Matrix," Milk proved that he's as dope on the mic as he is behind the boards for stars like GZA. If the forthcoming Album Of The Year consists of this trio live in the studio, you'll hear no complaints" [Eye Weekly]More pictures from Attitude Adjustment (of most of the bands - others are still on a memory card somewhere in a car touring across the country), some video of Naam and Liturgy (playing a new song!), and more shots of Javelina from our Wednesday day party at Emo's (they played two of our shows) are below...
Javelina at The Charleston (more by Chloe Rice)
Are we gluttons for punishment? That is the only way to account for the fact that Javelina will beat us down at TWO BrooklynVegan events in the coming weeks.
We are pleased to announce that Javelina will play one of the two stages at the BrooklynVegan Day Party at Emo's in Austin on 3/17 along with the previously announced Fucked Up and the incredible Torche.
Then, just a shade over one week after we destroy Austin as part of SXSW, BrooklynVegan and 1000 Knives will team up to present Javelina again, this time with another SXSW-er, Howl, as well as Sea of Bones and Flourishing at Cake Shop in NYC on 3/25.
More upcoming shows, flyers and videos, below...
words by BBG, photos by
Twas a late night, but a successful one. Meek Is Murder intersected with the ongoing Tiger Flowers/March of Echoes tour, adding in Flourishing (mem-Wetnurse) and the great My America for a show at The Charleston on 2/19. I unfortunately had to skip out before Meek Is Murder played their set, but caught all of the stellar support....