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by Bill Pearis


As mentioned, Virals is the new band from Shaun Hencher who used to front Sub Pop-signed Lovvers. They've got a new EP on Tough Love records that's due any time now and you can stream a couple tracks from below. There's a definite West Coast vibe to the melodies but still with that manic energy Hencher brought to Lovvers.

Virals are on their way to Austin for SXSW and have added a couple shows in NYC on the way back. They'll play 285 Kent on Monday (3/18) with Home Blitz (tickets), and Death by Audio on Tuesday (3/19) with EULA and Advaeta. The DbA show is also a fundraiser for the new Dead Herring space. All tour dates are below.

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John Baizley at Union Transfer (more by Maclyn Bean)
John Baizley

Baroness, Bitter End, Coliseum, Culo, Cut Hands, Soul Search and Waste Management are the latest batch of additions to the 2013 iteration of Chaos in Tejas, joining names as varied as Bolt Thrower, Manilla Road, Terveet Kadet, Framtid, Andy Stott, The Marked Men, The Damned, The Bats, Iceage and many more. The fest happens May 30 - June 2. Full lineup is below and tickets are still available.

In addition to the festival, Chaos in Tejas will ALSO host at least a pair of shows during SXSW including an unofficial show at Beerland on Thursday night with Blundertown (3/14) featuring Wiccans, The Spits (who play the BV day party on Thurs), Off with their Heads, Waxahachee, Meat Market, Virals and Rough Francis (who also play a BV day party). Then look for Chaos in Tejas to split Red 7 along with Relapse on Saturday 3/16, bringing along another eclectic lineup that includes Iron Lung and Big Freedia. Wow. Flyers are below.

As mentioned, John Baizley of Baroness plays his ONLY solo show at North Door on 3/16, part of the Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan official SXSW showcase.

Chaos line-up and SXSW flyers below...

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by Bill Pearis


You may remember Shaun Hencher from his band Lovvers who bit the dust a couple years ago. Shaun's new project is called Virals who will be releasing the Strange Fruit EP later this month on Zoo Music (the label run by Brandon of Crocodiles and Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls). Virals are a little tighter and definitely more poppy than his previous band, and you can stream two tracks from the EP below.

Virals will be visiting North America for SXSW 2013 with plans to hit the West Coast as well while here. Hopefully they'll make some time for East Coast shows as well. In the meantime, check out the song streams below.

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