Entries tagged with: Loma Prieta
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Loma Prieta at Saint Vitus in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Loma Prieta's new album Self Portrait comes out in a week (10/2) via Deathwish, and the whole thing is streaming now. As the early singles hinted, it's a screamo/post-hardcore album, but it doesn't just stick to those genre's rules. "There are things you just can't do as a "hardcore" band, you can only go so far before you aren't neatly fitting into that genre and that never really interested me," co-singer/guitarist Sean Leary tells SPIN. From listening to Self Portrait, that mindset feels pretty clear. It's actively pushing the boundaries of these styles on each song.
It was produced by Jack Shirley, who's helmed similar mixes of aggression, passion, and melody for State Faults, his own former band Comadre, and the new Deafheaven album which drops the same day as Self Portrait. He knows how to make a band like this sound larger than life, and with Loma Prieta he does so while also keeping them raw, noisy and confrontational. The record does have moments of beauty -- second track "Black Square" is particularly catchy and the six-minute album closer "Satellite" is quite an uplifting, grand song -- but mostly this is dark stuff and it's perfect for the approaching colder weather.
Listen to a YouTube stream of the whole album (which includes the video for opener "Love") below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Loma Prieta at Saint Vitus in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Loma Prieta recently revealed lead single "Love" off their upcoming Self Portrait, and today they shared a second single, "Never Remember." Like "Love," this is boundary-pushing screamo that packs raw aggression and carries serious emotional weight. The album will be out October 2 via Deathwish. Listen to the new song below (via AV Club).
by Andrew Sacher
It's been a good week to be a screamo fan, with a Deafheaven / Envy tour announced and an Ampere / Raein split streaming, and here's one more reason: Loma Prieta will follow 2012's I.V. with Self Portrait, on October 2 via Deathwish, and first single "Love" is out now. The record was produced by Jack Shirley, who helped Deafheaven get their huge majestic sound on Sunbather, but Loma Prieta avoid going on that direction in favor of raw, bare-bones sounds. "Love" is a powerful song, one where you can hear genuine emotion in the vocals and where the band feels like they're forever-building to a climax but get cut off before it can happen. Listen below.
Loma Prieta are touring Europe with Touche Amore and Dangers. Let's hope they play NYC again soon too. All dates are listed below...
Gainesville punk bonanza The Fest has added more bands to its 2015 lineup. There's reunited hardcore legends Government Issue (who also play NYC this month), party animal Andrew WK, Ramonesy punks Mean Jeans, Gainesville vets Radon, one of Mikey Erg's many bands Hatrabbits, a solo set from KJ of Chixdiggit, emo revivalists Football etc, and more.
The lineup also includes a lineup of late '90s/early '00s Florida punks The Beltones, who played a few other reunion shows this current decade like Punk Rock Bowling 2012. To quote a 5-star Punk News review of their second and final album, 2001's Cheap Trinkets:
The Beltones possess a wide variety of influences-from rockabilly to the Pogues-and the convergance of such varying styles while maintaining a strong punk feel is no easy task. But the Beltones do it really well, and such talent recalls the brillaince of a band like the Swingin' Utters. Another reason this band stands apart from the rest is the emotional depth of the songs. I'm not going to make absurd comparisons by calling the lyrics Dickinsonian or whatever, but singer Bill McFadden is a pretty adept song writer. His lyrics of alienation, pain, lost hope are a refreshing substitute to the "beer guzzling because my girl left me so I'm gonna go to the pub and get in a fight with my bros backing me up" b.s. that is so prevalent in punk today.Stream Cheap Trinkets, and check out the full list of Fest additions and updated lineup, below...
photo: Title Fight at SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Gainesville punk festival The Fest returns for its 14th year from October 30 - November 1, and today they added a bunch of more bands to their lineup. Additions include Title Fight, Modern Life Is War, another reunion show from The Progress, Into It Over It, Pet Symmetry, As Friends Rust, Pianos Become the Teeth, Smoke Or Fire (playing Above the City), Bigwig, Loma Prieta, TWIABP, Cayetana, Superheaven, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Told Slant, War On Women, Pujol and many more. Full list of additions below.
The newly-added bands join Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, mewithoutYou, The Jazz June, Beach Slang, Iron Reagan, Modern Baseball, Lagwagon and many more.
Tickets go on sale June 1. Lineup additions below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Pianos Become the Teeth / Loma Prieta @ Saint Vitus - 5/13/15
Pianos Become the Teeth visited NYC last year on their short release week tour promoting their excellent third album Keep You, but it wasn't until this past April that they began their first extensive tour in support of the record. That tour brought them back through NYC last night (5/13) for a sold-out show at Saint Vitus. As you know by now if you follow the band, Keep You is their first album without screaming. But it's no less intense than their earlier work, as last night's wild and passionate crowd reinforced throughout the entire set. The show was mostly the new album, but Pianos did of course work in some older ones too.
Opening the show was atmospheric rock band Gates, who also opened their last NYC show, and the crushing boundary-pushing screamo band Loma Prieta. They haven't released a new album since 2012's great I.V. on Deathwish, but they've been trying out new material on this tour so hopefully that means one is on the way.
More pictures from their Saint Vitus show, below...
photo: Pianos Become the Teeth at Webster Studio in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Pianos Become the Teeth went on a short headlining tour last year in support of their great 2014 album Keep You, and they've now announced a much longer one. Like last time, this one will include support from Gates, as well as hardcore rippers Loma Prieta.
Pianos also play two nearby festivals: Long Island's Spring Mixtape Fest on 3/28 with Title Fight, Defeater and more (tickets); and Asbury Park's Skate & Surf on 5/16 & 17 with Cloud Nothings, American Nightmare, Beach Slang and many more (tickets).
In addition to those, they also play SXSW and two other fests. Before Skate & Surf they play Cleveland's Spring Fling Festival (5/15) with The Movielife, mewithoutYou, Defeater, Iron Chic, Loma Prieta and more. Tickets are on sale. Full lineup below.
And a few days after Skate & Surf they play Michigan's Bled Fest (5/23) with Touche Amore, Modern Life Is War, The Early November, Modern Baseball, Small Brown Bike, Restorations and more. Tickets are on sale. Full lineup below.
by Andrew Sacher
Oakland duo Nervous is fronted by Jake Spek, who played bass in two Deathwish-signed hardcore bands (Loma Prieta, Lewd Acts) and he's backed by drummer Jacob Harris (Big Kids, Acid Fast). The band's self titled debut -- produced by ex-Comadre guitarist Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor) and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Japandroids) -- is packed with brash, sarcastic, angry noise punk that should appeal to fans of late-period Black Flag, Flipper, The Jesus Lizard, or a newer band like Pissed Jeans. The record is due out on September 24 via Twelve Gauge Records, and today the band is releasing a new song from it, "Perfection," which makes its premiere in this post. Check it out below.
Nervous plan to tour the US, joined by a touring bassist, this fall. Dates TBA.
Stream the new song, along with two other tracks from the LP, artwork and tracklist, below...
Full of Hell at Saint Vitus (more by Fred Pessaro)
Full of Hell's Rudiments of Mutilation is clearly moving. After selling out on preorders shortly after announcement, the first pressing sold through soon thereafter, and now the record is into its second pressing. The digital version has always been on sale at regular price though -- that is until this week. Full of Hell have now released their new LP for pay-what-you-want via Bandcamp for this week only (stream it below). A389 Records have the physical version, which is also disappearing rapidly.
Full of Hell is a touring machine, and will be on the road with Loma Prieta/Fucking Invincible in the coming days before heading across the pond for dates with Circle Takes the Square/Code Orange Kids. No shows in NYC but they do play Hartford,CT at Webster Underground on September 6. Dates are listed, along with the album stream, below.
Loma Prieta at Saint Vitus, April 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
After playing a show in NYC earlier this year. screamo favorites Loma Prieta will return to our coast for another NYC date, this time as part of a round of shows with Fucking Invincible. Kicking off in Cambridge, MA, the tour includes two dates in NYC on July 13: an all-ages day show at ABC No Rio with IDES and Nothing Matters and a 21+ night show at Coco66 with Psychic Limb and Meek is Murder.
In related news, Psychic Limb are readying their new LP Jamaica for release. The album, recorded with Colin Marston, is due for release this month and features another short blast of 12+ songs of hardcore/grind.
Full Loma Prieta tour dates are listed, along with their video for "Fly By Night," below.
photos by Lukas Hodge; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Loma Prieta @ Saint Vitus 4/2/2013
Cali post-hardcore gang Loma Prieta played Saint Vitus last night (4/2) as part of a string of dates with UK's Goodtime Boys, Descender (who also played the night before with Russian Circles) and Crushed. The date followed their appearance at the Paint it Black record release show in Philadelphia. More pics from Saint Vitus, including all bands except Descender, are below.
photos by Alyssa Tanchajja
Paint it Black / Loma Prieta @ First Unitarian Church 3/31/2013
Paint it Black celebrated the release of their new 7", Invisible, with a release show at First Unitarian Church in their native Philadelphia this past Sunday (3/31). The show also featured appearances from Joyce Manor, Loma Prieta, Congenital Death and Badside, and pictures/video from the wld event are below.
The Philadelphia show was Loma Prieta's stop on their current US trek, one that will take the Bay Area band to Saint Vitus tonight (4/2). Tickets are still available. Support will come from Goodtime Boys and Descender, who also played the venue last night with Russian Circles.
More pictures from First Unitarian Church are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Loma Prieta at The Meatlocker, March 2012 (more by Katie Chirichillo)
Post-hardcore/screamo band Loma Prieta, -- named after the great earthquake -- will embark on a full North American assault in March alongside touring partners Goodtime Boys. Kicking off in San Diego, look for the band to head to SXSW and later hit Brooklyn on April 2 at St. Vitus. Additional support band details and ticketing info is still TBA.
Loma Prieta released IV in 2012, and you can stream two tracks from that LP and check out a list of all tour dates below.
photos by Katie Chirichillo, words by BBG
Loma Prieta @ the Meatlocker
The Acheron show is one of three NYC dates for Birds in Row, who will also play the same space on April 4th, but with the touring Full of Hell and Code Orange Kids (both of whom just played our Deathmatch party), as well as NJ's Real Cops. Birds in Row is also on board with Converge for some live dates, including Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 14th with Git Some and Pianos Become The Teeth (tickets, no Loma Prieta).
Git Some, who is also part of the MHOW show, is scheduled to play Saint Vitus on March 30th with Morne, Swan King and Gang Signs (tickets).
Loma Prieta/Birds in Row recently played two area dates, one at The Space in Hamden, CT on March 18th, and one at The Meatlocker in Montclair, NJ on March 22nd. Pictures from both shows are below....
Code Orange Kids (photo by Tanner Douglas)
Good news and bad news. Bad news first... unfortunately DNF has been forced to cancel their appearance at the BV/Power of The Riff day show as part of the Thrasher/Converse Deathmatch in Austin. Good news? We have added recent Deathwish signees Code Orange Kids! Full set-time details for that entire party are on the way.
In the days following SXSW, Code Orange Kids will team with Full of Hell and Birds in Row for a string of US dates that will include a stop in NYC at Acheron on April 4th with local addition Real Cops. All dates are listed below.
The Birds in Row appearance at Acheron is one of TWO for the band, who is also scheduled to play Acheron on March 24th with Loma Prieta.
Reminder: Loma Prieta play dates with Git Some, who added an NYC show with Morne, The Swan King, and Gang Signs at St Vitus on 3/30 (tickets are on sale for the BV-BBG production). Git Some is also playing MHoW on 4/14 with Converge and Pianos Become The Teeth (tickets).
As discussed, Full of Hell and Code Orange Kids will share a split via Topshelf Records in April. Check out the video for "Fox Womb" from that release along with all tour dates for Full of Hell, Birds in Row, and Code Orange Kids below.
Git Some (ex-Planes Mistaken for Stars)
As discussed, Converge will hit the road for a string of dates with Loma Prieta and Git Some. Loma Prieta (who recently released the great I.V.) isn't on board for the 4/14 date at Music Hall of Williamsburg (that slot goes to Pianos Become The Teeth - tickets), but the band has scheduled a date with Birds in Row (who we recently profiled) at Acheron on March 24th.
In addition, Git Some (ex-Planes Mistaken For Stars) have some additional dates as well, including the previously discussed Morne/Swan King show at St Vitus on March 30th which they were recently added to along with NYC favorites Gang Signs. Tickets are still available.
In the meantime, Gang Signs have a few dates of their own in the coming weeks, including February 26th at Grand Victory with Sannhet, Tournament & Gentlemen and on March 9th at Saint Vitus with Hate Eternal (tickets).
All tour dates and some streams are below.
Converge at House of Vans (more by BBG)
Converge have been grinding away on a new record, but will head out of their caves to play a string of mostly-Northeastern US dates with Loma Prieta (who we recently profiled) and Git Some (ex-Planes Mistaken For Stars). That includes a stop in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 14th with Pianos Become The Teeth. Loma Prieta is unfortunately sitting out the MHoW date, but we'll let you know if they add another area show instead. Ticketing info for MHoW is forthcoming.
Meanwhile, Converge drummer Ben Koller will spend the days leading up to the tour as drummer for the mighty All Pigs Must Die. The band recently played Acheron with Seven Sisters of Sleep (who went on to play A389 Anniversary) and will hit Knitting Factory on March 9th as part of a round of dates with Narrows. Tickets are still available.
All tour dates and some video below...
There is something intangible that makes a good record great, a threshold crossed that transcends production style, songwriting, guitar tone, and everything else that is supposedly so important. It's a mix of emotion, heart, urgency, and a "je-ne-sais-quoi" that trumps it all, and Loma Prieta have it on their Deathwish debut I.V.
Screamo is sort of the dirty-word for the emotional-spazz-hardcore that Loma Prieta (members of Punch, Beau Navire, Us Haunted Bodies) specialize in, but the California crew also mix in Converge-style riffing, post-rock grandeur and blast beats into their pg.99-isms. It all makes I.V. an interesting ride, and you can stream two tracks from the LP, "Uniform" and "Fly By Night" (not a Rush cover) below. Order your copy of I.V. at Deathwish or your favorite distro, it ships next week.
Oak/Grudges by Sarah Coulter, Punch/Loma Prieta/Get Rad/Ten Thousand Leagues by Carmelo Espanola, words by BBG
The Punch / Loma Prieta tour rolls into town TONIGHT (8/18), teaming with Grudges and Nailed Shut at The Acheron. $7 gets you in the door. The tour stopped on Sunday (8/14) for a show at The Strangelight in Chicago with Ten Thousand Leagues and Get Rad. Pictures from that show adorn this post. Punch's new Nothing Lasts EP is out now via Deathwish and 625 Thrash.
NYC's Grudges also recently played Stolen Sleeves on August 5th with Baltimore's Oak, the night before Oak played Saint Vitus with Disma, Coffinworm, and Unearthly Trance. Pictures from Stolen Sleeves are also below.
Grudges will also play Acheron on 8/28 with DBCR, Defeatist and Victims, as part of the latter's US tour that kicked off with a show supporting Ringworm.
All Punch/Loma Prieta dates, and pictures from Strangelight and Stolen Sleeves are below.
Dark Castle, heavily featured in Slow Southern Steel, at LPR (more by Markus Shaffer)
Reminder! This Saturday is the previously discussed Slow Southern Steel event at Knitting Factory with Cough, Apostle of Solitude, and Earthling (tickets). The show is one of THREE BV heavy-music events in the coming week, as Monday (8/15) will see From Ashes Rise with Fuck The Facts, Night Birds and Full of Hell at Public Assembly and Friday (8/19) will see Toxic Holocaust at Europa with Holy Grail, Krum Bums and Salo. Tickets are still available.
Lebenden Toten will team with Social Circkle, Nomad Rosenkopf and Sectss for their first NYC show ever at Acheron TONIGHT (8/12) as part of an UNDEAD Gig Volume show. It'll be a rough one. Check out video of Lebenden Toten in action below.
Loma Prieta is on the road with Punch, and will hit Acheron on August 18th with Nailed Shut and Grudges. Loma Prieta played NYC late last year with Punch at ABC No Rio, belated pictures from that show are below. Grudges recently released their demo, stream that below and check them out supporting Victims and Defeatist with DBCR at Acheron on 8/28 if you can't make the Punch/Loma Prieta show.
August 18th has another amazing show in store as well, as Bloody Pheonix (mems of Despise You) will play The Charleston that night with Salo, Hivesmasher, Spicoli. Reminder, Despise You plays NYC on 9/11 with Magrudergrind. Salo will also support Toxic Holocaust at Europa on August 19th.
More suggested shows, those belated Loma Prieta pictures, and some video, including YOB live last weekend, is below.
photos by Jason House, words by BBG
The crowd goes wild for Mob 47 @ Europa
Mob 47 and Parasytic played Europa on Wednesday (11/10) as part of a string of dates for the pair and part of a larger East Coast tour for Mob 47. The nutty Crazy Spirit and Nomad both also played the Brooklyn show. Pictures are in this post.
If you missed the show, unfortunately your window to catch Parasytic, Crazy Spirit, and Nomad has closed. But luckily, as mentioned yesterday, Mob 47 will play 538 Johnson TONIGHT (11/13) as part of a bill that will include all of the bands at ABC No Rio today at 3PM (Punch, Loma Prieta, Vaccine, & Death First) in addition to Passive Aggressor.
The 538 Johnson show flyer, some videos and more pictures from Europa, below...