Entries tagged with: Indian Handcrafts
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
photo: Indian Handcrafts at MHOW in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ontario-based stoner rock weirdos Indian Handcrafts are releasing their new album Creeps this week via Sargent House, and it's streaming right now. Creeps is probably the heaviest release yet from these guys and also the most musically varied. They have a sound that's harder to pin down than you might expect, and they dip their toes into all sorts of subgenres over the course of the album, with little stabs of prog, psych, and even some crunchy death metal thrown into the sludgy mix. The whole thing is streaming below, and its definitely worth a listen.
As discussed, Indian Handcrafts are about to embark on a tour with Kylesa and Inter Arma. That tour will hit NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on October 21 (tickets) and then NJ for a show at Monty Hall on October 22 (tickets). After that, Indian Handcrafts just announced that they will hit the road with fellow Canadian rippers Greys. Dates for that tour are below.
Greys just finished touring with the band formerly known as Viet Cong, and as we mentioned they have a new EP called Repulsion on the way and will be playing CMJ in November. Since we last spoke, it was announced that their CMJ is the Exploding in Sound showcase, which goes down in the afternoon on October 16 at Palisades and also includes Palehound, Big Ups, LVL UP and many more (full lineup below). Tickets for that are on sale now.
All tour dates for both Greys and Indian Handcrafts, and streams of Creeps and one of the songs from Repulsion, below...
Plenty of great metal, hardcore, and other heavy NYC shows are getting announced all the time. We don't get a chance to write about all of them, so here's a roundup of some of the recently-announced stuff coming up:
An all-around good death metal tour is happening this fall with Hate Eternal, Misery Index, Beyond Creation and Rivers of Nihil. It hits NYC on October 29 at The Studio at Webster Hall, and tickets go on sale Friday (9/4) at 10 AM. Headliners Hate Eternal are touring in support of their recently released Infernus LP on Season of Mist, which you can stream below.
UPDATE get ready for the tour by reading Joseph Schafer's interview with Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan over at Invisible Oranges. All tour dates are listed below.
In other death metal news, Joseph Schafer also interviewed Karl Sanders of Nile over at Invisible Oranges. IO also reviewed their new album What Should Not Be Unearthed, which dropped last week on Nuclear Blast (steam a track below). Nile's tour hits NYC on January 14 at Gramercy Theatre with Day of Doom. Tickets are on sale now.
And one last bit of death metal news: Horrendous will follow their much-loved 2014 album Ecydysis with Anareta on October 27 via Dark Descent. Lead single "Sum of All Failures" is out now and you can check it out below.
For even more on the hardcore side, catch ACxDC, Meek Is Murder, Mary Todd and Lucid Terror on September 17 at the Acheron. Tickets are on sale.
Another band in that sludgy/garagey realm, Indian Handcrafts, will release their new album Creeps on October 2 via Sargent House. You can check out the first single "It's Late Queeny" below. The band is heading on tour this fall with Kylesa and Inter Arma, hitting NYC on October 21 at Saint Vitus (tickets). We also caught Kylesa in NYC earlier this week with Cult of Luna. Check out pictures.
For something more classic, we recently got a new song from the new Slayer album Repentless, which drops 9/11 via Nuclear Blast. It's called "Cast The First Stone" and you can check it out below.
A lot's been going on the world of classic metal lately. The new Motorhead album just dropped last week (but more importantly we hope Lemmy gets well soon) and the new Iron Maiden album is coming this week. Black Sabbath just announced their "final" tour for 2016, including Madison Square Garden. Judas Priest will be on tour (with Mastodon) sooner than that.
The long Labor Day weekend is upon us, and there are a few evil ways you can celebrate in NYC. Old Man Gloom and Mare begin their sold-out two-night run at Saint Vitus tonight (9/3). DC's Pure Disgust play Acheron on Friday (9/4) with Protester, Stand Off, Chud and Burst of Rage. Then Creeping Dose are at Silent Barn on Saturday (9/5) with Torso, Narcoleptics and Wrung. J Mascis and King Tuff's stoner rock band Witch play The Wick on Sunday (9/6) with Carousel, The Bevis Frond, The Golden Grass and Worshipper.
Kylesa at Gramercy Theatre - 9/1/15 (photo via BV Instagram)
Kylesa already announced a tour with the excellent bands Inter Arma and Indian Handcrafts, and support from Irata (who are on Kylesa's Retro Futurist label), but it didn't initially include a NYC date. Now that Kylesa's short tour with Cult of Luna hit NYC's Gramercy Theatre last night (9/1) though, they added one for October 21 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for Vitus are on sale now. They also added Jersey City's Monty Hall (10/22) (tix).
UPDATE: Here's pictures from the Gramercy show.
Kylesa's new album Exhausting Fire comes out October 2 via Season of Mist. Listen to two tracks from that, with their updated list of tour dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Last month, psychedelic metal band Kylesa revealed Lost and Confused" off their upcoming seventh album, Exhausting Fire (due 10/2 via Season of Mist), and today they're back with a second single: "Shaping The Southern Sky." It opens like a track off 2013's Ultraviolet, with Laura Pleasants taking lead vocals and offering up some heavy dream pop, but it eventually drifts into trippy desert-psych and ends with a wailing guitar solo. Listen below (via Noisey).
As you may know, the band's tour with Cult of Luna hits NYC on September 1 at Gramercy Theatre (tickets). They also have a run with Inter Arma and Indian Handcrafts, which does include Northeast shows (Boston, Philly, DC) but nothing in NYC. Updated dates are listed below.
They join Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, BIlly Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix(, Drive Like Jehu, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, The Damned, Death, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, and more.
Riot Fest Chicago goes down September 11-13 in Douglas Park. Tickets are still available. Updated lineup below.
Update: Denver additions announced too.
photo: Weezer at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The blanks have been filled in for the Riot Fest Toronto 2015 lineup. Most excitingly, Weezer is playing their two best albums (Blue Album and Pinkerton), and in addition to that, there's The Prodigy, Cancer Bats, Bleachers, Courage My Love and Ritual.
The new additions join Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Motorhead (who announced a tour today), Echo & the Bunnymen, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, GWAR, Against Me!, Thurston Moore, and more. This year's Riot Fest Toronto happens September 19-20 in Downsview Park.
Tickets are back on sale. Updated poster below.
UPDATE: More artists added.
First Toronto, then Denver, now the Riot Fest Chicago 2015 lineup is announced. It includes Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, Billy Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix), Alkaline Trio, Taking Back Sunday, Drive Like Jehu, Merle Haggard, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, Thrice, The Lawrence Arms, The Dwarves (performing Blood, Guts and Pussy), Jimmy Cliff, The Damned, Against Me!, Living Colour, Fishbone, Death, Hum, GWAR, Civ, The Thurston Moore Band, Echo & the Bunnymen, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, FIDLAR, Andrew WK, Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions, Alvvays, Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang, Tommy Stinson and many more, plus a few more TBA.
Tickets are on sale now. This year happens at the new location of Douglas Park from September 11-13. All currently announced artists are listed below...
UPDATE: More artists added.
Riot Fest Toronto returns in 2015 from September 19-20 in Downsview Park, and today the initial lineup has been announced. There's Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, Echo & the Bunnymen, Thrice, Alexisonfire, Eagles of Death Metal, Against Me!, Babes In Toyland, GWAR, The Thurston Moore Band, DOA, The Dead Milkmen, Moneen, Atmosphere, Doomtree, Andrew WK, FIDLAR, Tyler the Creator, and many more. Two of the headliners are TBA, one of which is performing an album in full, and a few other bands will be added too.
Tickets go on sale June 16, the same day that the full lineup will be announced.
All currently announced Toronto bands are listed below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Creepers - Stuck (MP3)
Deafheaven @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - 9/14/14
After playing Hudson, NY's Basilica Sound Scape on Saturday (9/13), Deafheaven kicked off their tour with No Joy and Indian Handcrafts at NYC's Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (9/14). We caught the MHOW show and pictures are in this post.
Unfortunately, I showed up a little late and only caught the last minute or so of Indian Handcrafts, but they sounded good and loud so I imagine their set fit the bill well. No Joy followed and were also loud (though maybe not quite as much as their Brooklyn Night Bazaar show last month) and delivered a wall of sound perfect for zoning out to. With a driving bassist and a drummer always locked into a groove, things could be kept grounded a bit as both guitar players went off into other worlds of distortion and reverb. Good set.
Then Deafheaven finally came on, playing a lot of Sunbather and their new song "From the Kettle Onto the Coil." Vocalist George Clarke didn't go out of character once, with his usual menacing faces, extending his arms out to the crowd, miming a conductor during the slow parts, and of course unleashing his piercing scream. George is a sight to see, but he's matched by the power of the rest of the band. Their blend of black metal, post rock and shoegaze is a real force. It's towering, epic stuff that can go from brutal to beautiful in seconds and is often both at the same time. And while George's performance is dark and full of mystique, the rest of the band are more down to earth, just coming off like a great rock band. They're super tight, powerful, and their attack and George's theatricality balance each other out well.
The tour picks back up in Connecticut on Tuesday (9/16), but before that No Joy wil squeeze in a headlining NYC show at Mercury Lounge tonight (9/15) with Tonstartssbandht. Tickets are still available.
In related news, Creepers, the band including Deafheaven members Shiv Mehra and Daniel Tracy, are releasing their debut LP, Lush, on October 28 via George Clark's All Black Recording Company. It follows last year's self titled EP. The album was recorded and mixed by Andrew Oswald (Ash Borer, Weatherbox), and Jack Shirley (who produced Sunbather) mastered it. You can download the first single, "Stuck", above (via Pitchfork).
LP artwork, tracklist, and more pictures from MHOW, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Deafheaven at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
The ongoing Deafheaven tour previously had no NYC dates besides Governors Ball (pictures), but now that that festival's behind us, they've expanded their tour and added a NYC show happening September 14 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, their largest headlining show here yet. Opening for the post/black metal shoegazers on much of their September run are the much dreamier (and not at all metal) shoegazers No Joy, and the MHOW show includes both them and stoner riff rockers Indian Handcrafts, making for a very eclectic bill. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/13) at noon.
Television @ Rough Trade, November 2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Now in its 32nd year, the 2014 edition of Canadian Music Week happens in Toronto from May 6 - 10. The festival/conference (not unlike SXSW) has released its initial line-up which includes M.I.A., Tegan & Sara, Ellie Goulding, Television, Neko Case, OFF!, The King Khan and BBQ Show, No Age, Woods and more. Wristbands and festival badges are on sale now.
On the conference side of things, speakers include deadmau5, Nile Rodgers, Amanda Palmer, Bruce Cockburn and more. The full Canadian Music Week 2014 initial line-up is listed, along with a flyer, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Cancer Bats are in the midst of the previously discussed tour with Red Fang, Indian Handcrafts and The Shrine (dates below), and the day after that tour hits NYC (12/11 at Bowery Ballroom, tix), they'll be taking a night off to play a very special Black Sabbath tribute set at Saint Vitus (12/12) with No Way and Blackest. The Cancer Bats will be performing as Bat Sabbath, which is also the name they used to release their tribute EP which they titled Bastards of Reality (like every other Sabbath cover band). This isn't the first time Cancer Bats have busted out the Bat Sabbath--they've played double headlining Cancer Bats/Bat Sabbath shows before, and toured Canada as Bat Sabbath late in 2011, too. Tickets for the Vitus show are on sale. Listen to Bat Sabbath below.
The real Black Sabbath is touring North America too.
Cancer Bats aren't the only band on the Red Fang tour with a little something on the side. The Shrine is playing a show at The Acheron with Natur, Dirty Fences, and Iron Force on 12/12 too. Tickets for that show are still available.
Updated dates are listed, along with the Bat Sabbath stream, below...
by Doug Moore
LA's The Shrine -- not to be confused with King Khan's backing band -- have the whole vintage-costumed proto-metalrockpunk thing down pat, with a little more West Coast punk rock in the mix than many bands in the vein deploy. Fittingly, they toured with Graveyard last year, and they're out on the road with the like-minded Red Fang and Indian Handcrafts right now. That tour hits NYC at Bowery Ballroom on 12/11 with Cancer Bats (tix), after which there's a gap day in the tour's schedule.
True to road-hungry form, The Shrine have filled that schedule gap with a one-off Brooklyn headlining show at the Acheron on December 12 (12/12). Local support will come from similarly backwards-looking acts Natur, Dirty Fences, and Iron Force, who are also playing an old-timey rock'n'roll revue with Valkyrie and Sinister Haze on Saturday (12/7). Tickets for the Shrine gig are available.
Check out some of The Shrine's music and take a look at the remaining Red Fang tour dates, below...
Red Fang at Orion Fest 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Four bands who bridge the gap between metal and just plain ol' rock, Red Fang, Cancer Bats, Indian Handcrafts, and The Shrine, will be heading out on tour together this year. That tour hasn't been announced in full but some of the dates have been revealed, including a NYC show happening on December 11 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for what should be a very rowdy night go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon. All currently known dates are listed below.
Red Fang have a new Chris Funk (of The Decemberists)-produced LP on the way via Relapse, and they were just in NYC for a show with Doomriders, who will return to NYC on their tour with High on Fire and Kvelertak, who were last in NYC on their tour with Cancer Bats.
UPDATE: Red Fang announced the tour in full. All dates are with The Shrine, and the other two openers appear on select dates. They also released a new song from their LP, "No Hope," which you can stream (via Metal Sucks) along with the list of tour dates and another track from their new LP, below.
Inter Arma at Invisible Oranges SXSW 2013 day party (more by Greg Cristman)
After part of the docket was revealed last week, Scion Rock Fest have announced the entirety of their 2013 lineup which happens in Memphis Tennessee on June 1. Testament and Melvins claim the top slots, while additional bands announced for the fest are Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, The Obsessed (!), Corrosion of Conformity, The Casualties, Negative Approach, Pallbearer, Six Feet Under, Impaled, Vision of Disorder, Royal Thunder, Vektor, Arsis, A Life Once Lost, Touché Amoré, Code Orange Kids, The Gates of Slumber, Hot Lunch, Rotting Out, The Shrine, Ice Dragon, Call of the Void (who recently played NYC), Subrosa, Gigan, Anciients, Dirty Streets, Inter Arma, Complete Failure, Indian Handcrafts and Noisem.
SRF is free but RSVP (which opens on April 10) is required.
In related news, Inter Arma, who recently played the Invisible Oranges Day Party at The Jr (pictures HERE), have been announced, along with Sannhet, as support for the NYC date of the Intronaut tour, set for Saint Vitus on June 15. Tickets are on sale.
If you missed it, pictures from the official Invisible Oranges SXSW night showcase are available HERE, featuring shots of Pallbearer, John Baizley with Mel from Royal Thunder and Bruce Lamont, Mutilation Rites, Full of Hell, KEN Mode and Homewrecker.
Check out a video from Inter Arma's daytime set below...
Black Tusk / Red Fang @ Saint Vitus, 11/12/2013
Red Fang and Black Tusk played their second of two NYC shows together last night at Saint Vitus (11/12), and though Indian Handcrafts dropped off due to visa troubles, Lord Dying was more than able to pick up the slack opening the show. The show was the third in two days for Black Tusk, who also played Acheron as part of a Sandy benefit as well as Bowery Ballroom earlier that evening (11/11).
The show was one of two that I went to that evening, stopping by MHoW to catch Death Grips with Mykki Blanco. Pictures from MHoW are HERE, but you can check out more pics from Saint Vitus below.
Black Tusk at Santos, June 2012 (more by Wyatt Marshall)
In addition to Bowery Ballroom tonight (11/11) or Saint Vitus tomorrow (11/12), Black Tusk will play a special late night show at Acheron tonight. The show, a benefit for Hurricane Sandy relief, begins with doors at 11:30 PM with an $8-10 sliding scale entry fee. All money will go towards OccupySandy, specifically the purchase of goods to help the relief effort. Head to the show to support a good cause or if you cant make it, purchase some relief goods on your own.
In related news, Indian Handcrafts were supposted to play dates on the tour but due to issues at the border, the band has been replaced by Lord Dying on all dates. Lord Dying's last NYC show was at Saint Vitus with Witch Mountain back in June.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Indian Handcrafts have welcomed their new LP Civil Disobedience For Losers, which is out now via Sargent House. Stream a pair of tracks from that release and check out a video below.
The band's mix of Queens-of-the-Stone-Age-meets-Melvins melodic riffery, which makes sense considering the production of Toshi Kasai and the guest appearances from Melvins drummers Dale Crover and Coady Willis, will fit nicely alongside Red Fang and Black Tusk, and as such you can catch the trio on tour together for the East Coast leg of their tour. Dates are below, including on 11/11 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets) and 11/12 at Saint Vitus (tickets).
All tour dates are listed below, along with those song streams.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Red Fang at Orion (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
I'm starting to notice a trend. When we last spoke, I hypothesized that since Red Fang is from Portland and Black Tusk is from Savannah, the then-single-date at Bowery Ballroom on 11/11 (tickets) must be part of a tour. While a full schedule hasn't been revealed, Tickets are now on sale for a second show with the same lineup (Indian Handcrafts too) at the considerably smaller Saint Vitus on November 12th.
Still no full tour details, but all known tour dates are listed below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Red Fang at Orion (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
The beer-soaked Portland rockers Red Fang have some of the most entertaining videos in hard rock/metal. Their live show ain't so bad neither, which you can check out when the band teams with fellow Orion Fest alumni Black Tusk for a show on November 11 at Bowery Ballroom with Indian Handcrafts. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (8/3) at noon.
Though details havent emerged, the show looks to be part of a larger US tour for Savannah's Black Tusk that has them on the West Coast by late October. Word on possible East Coast dates surrounding Red Fang's appearance are unavailable but considering the boys are in our neck of the woods, somewhat probable?
Full tour schedule for both Black Tusk and Red Fang is listed below, along with a couple videos.
photos by Zach Pollack; words by Parker Langvardt
Boris / Russian Circles at Dickens, Sled Island 6/20/201
The sixth annual Sled Island festival is in full swing, happening at over 40 venues (and makeshift venues) all over Calgary, Alberta. Aircraft problems delayed our arrival till early evening on Wednesday, with barely enough time to check in to the hotel and the festival before heading over to Dickens for a Sargent House Records centric show.
Calgary metal outfit The Weir opened the sold out show with slow, sludgy doom, complete with growled vocals, dissonant riffing, and droning ambience.
Next up was Barrie, Ontario hard rock duo Indian Handcrafts who opened their set with a spoken word sample over slow, clean guitar. Then fast drumming came in, sending them into them into the heavy, distorted stoner rock of "Starcraft.". The band bantered about their hometown, causing audience members to yell that they had family there. Drummer Brandyn Aikins responded, "That's what everyone says," and proceeded to say, "My cousin's from there!" in a goofy, redneck Cookie Monster voice. Guitarist Daniel Allen then looked at Aikins and said, "Whistle!" and the pair began whistling to open "Centauri Teenage Riot." A split second before the song started, someone yelled, "Get a theremin!" and Allen responded, "No money!" right as they launched into the pulverizing main riff. Later on in the set, they were joined by a guest vocalist to cover Nirvana's "Negative Creep." They followed with the quick, punk-ish "Terminal Horse," which is featured in the promo video for their upcoming album, Civil Disobedience For Losers.
Belfast, Ireland instrumental rockers And So I Watch You From Afar delivered a positive and energetic performance. They opened with "BEAUTIFULUNIVERSEMASTERCHAMPION," which covers a broad spectrum of the band's styles -- crashing chords, tight, fast guitar melodies, and chill melodious sections. They opened with "Gang (starting never stopping)," following that with two songs from their EP Letters, "S is for Salamander" and "D is for Django the Bastard." ASIWYFA won't be there when the Russian Circles/Chelsea Wolfe/Marriages tour hits NYC at Highline Ballroom (8/18), but they play their own NYC show on July 27 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Chicago instrumentalists Russian Circles began with "309," blasting through the supercharged intro riff with several dramatic mood swings. Drummer Dave Turncrantz broke into the final, heaviest section before falling into the floor tom-based intro of "Harper Lewis," rather than the outro of "309." He occasionally added exaggerated rests in songs to play with the audience's expectation of their otherwise fairly precise representation of their recorded music. They followed with "Geneva," which is highlighted by a serpentine bassline that guitarist Mike Sullivan compliments with a bizarre Middle Eastern-like countermelody. The band then busted through the angular and twisting "Youngblood," kept up the momentum with their classic "Death Rides a Horse," and closed the show with "Mladek."
The night ended with a secret headlining set from Japanese rockers Boris, who played a publicized Sled Island show the next night (6/21) where they played their droning, psychedelic one-song album Feedbacker in its entirety. Boris have also added another Sled Island show at The Distillery tonight (6/22) with Banff, Alberta trio Lost.Book.Found, followed by the bluesy hard rock of Edmonton, Alberta's Black Mastiff, and the Vancouver progressive metal band Ancients.
Sled Island continues through Saturday, June 23 and more BV coverage of the fest is to come. More pictures from Wednesday night are below.
The 2012 edition of Calgary, Alberta festival Sled Island is set to take place from June 20-23 at venues throughout the city. This year includes over 200 bands performing at 30 venues plus a large comedy schedule, film screenings, and art shows.
Sled Island 2012 will once again use outdoor venue Olympic Plaza as its main stage, featuring performances by Feist, The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Dudes, Shabazz Palaces, Parlovr, and others.
Acts including Russian Circles, Hot Snakes, The Antlers, Boris, Thurston Moore, Willis Earl Beal, Trust, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Terry Malts, Neil Hamburger, How To Dress Well, The Evaporators (aka Nardwuar's band), DJ Jonathan Toubin, Hannibal Buress, Andrew W.K., Tim Heidecker, Archers of Loaf, and many more will be performing at various bars and venues. Check out the full lineup at the bottom of this post.
Full lineup and 2012 festival trailer below...