Entries tagged with: post-hardcore
Circle Takes The Square's As the Roots Undo was a revelation in 2004. After years lying dormant, the band resurfaced a while back. As mentioned, the Decompositions:Volume Number One LP is their first effort in eight+ years, packing nine tracks onto a single LP that came quietly last year via Bandcamp. The effort is currently available for pay-what-you-want via Bandcamp and you can stream it below in full.
Look for CTTS to hit the road too, anchoring a set of dates around their previously discussed appearance at the massive Not Dead Yet in Toronto. Those dates include a stop for an InvisibleOranges-presented show at Saint Vitus on Nov 10 with B Dolan with Live Band. Tickets are on sale. All other dates, and the album stream, are below.
Using a melange of post-rock, indie and hardcore, Louisville's Xerxes are readying their new 7", Would you understand?, for No Sleep Records. The release, which will see the light of day on June 18, features a pair of new tracks including "Tramadol," which makes its first appearance below.
Order yours via the label and look for the band at a city near you -- all dates are listed below...
As discussed at InvisibleOranges, the great post-hardcore/post-rock band Envy are celebrating twenty years as a band, and doing so with a massive boxset that will compile all of their recorded output: 95 songs in total, across 14 LPs. Titled Invariable Will, Recurring Ebbs and Flows, the set will also drop with color booklets in each vinyl, a 100-page coffee table book, and a previously released 100-minute DVD. Translations of the lyrics from Japanese to English will be available in this limited-1000-copies run, and you can stream a track from the release below, alongside the tracklisting.
Sludgy-prog Swedes Cult of Luna return with their new LP Vertikal on January 29 via Density Records. The new effort features nine tracks from the band including "I, The Weapon," which you can stream below.
Though Cult of Luna plans a US tour in the new year, so far no dates have been announced. Until that word comes around, catch Cult of Luna in the EU at the dates listed below, along with the album art and track listing for Vertikal.
Quicksand at Bowery Ballroom, Aug 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
As hypothesized, those just-announced Quicksand shows are, in fact, part of an actual tour. The reunited band will hit the road for a string of dates in the new year, with more details emerging by the hour. The dates come to a close in NYC at Webster Hall on 1/30, and include shows with Title Fight, who play a sold-out Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (11/29) as part of a larger tour.
UPDATE: a tour has been announced and pre-sale tickets are on sale now. Check out all tour dates along with live video from their MHoW show in August below.
Quicksand at MHoW, August 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Quicksand's recent reunion shows in NYC and LA (at Bowery & MHoW, and FYFest respectively), left the crowds itching for more. Now comes word that the post-hardcore heroes have added another pair of Northeastern dates in January, including Paradise Rock Club in Boston on January 7 and Webster Hall in NYC on January 30. Tickets for the latter go on sale on Friday (11/30) at noon. So far, no word of any additional dates... could that be the start and ending of a tour?
UPDATE: A Philadelphia show on Jan 28 at Union Transfer has emerged.
Assuming this isn't a joke, this copy of Title Fight's Floral Green currently has bids of $50k with less than 12 hours to go. The record was one of a run of 150 (#45 to be exact) and dropped less than two weeks ago at the band's record release party on 10/19 in Warrior Run. PA. If that sounds like a lot, please keep in mind there's free shipping on this item.
The band is currently on tour with Pianos Become the Teeth and Single Mothers, and have a clear tour pressing of the Secret Society 7" available at the merch table. 400 copies made, so pick one up and maybe you can get that Porsche you always wanted. NYCers can get their copy at Bowery Ballroom on November 29 (tickets).
Unwound was a United States post-hardcore band based in Tumwater/Olympia, Washington. Formed in 1991, the band consisted of Justin Trosper (vocals, guitar, songwriting), Vern Rumsey (bass), and Brandt Sandeno (drums), all of whom had previously been in a band called Giant Henry. Brandt Sandeno quit Unwound in 1992 and was replaced by Sara Lund... After Unwound broke up Vern Rumsey formed Flora v. Fauna. Sara Lund formed Hungry Ghost with Andrew Price from the Irving Klaw Trio as well as joining the The Corin Tucker Band. In 2012 Brandt Sandeno and Justin Trosper formed Survival Knife...Unwound have been cited as an influence by many contemporary underground artists, including most notably Blonde Redhead, Mineral, xbxrx, Cave In and ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead -[Wiki]Post-hardcore greats Unwound split 10 years ago, but not without leaving a significant mark on the landscape. Those who missed or still miss their live show, can be there vicariously through Live Leaves. Originally slated for release in 2002, the record was culled from shows during the tour for their final LP, 2001's Leaves Turn Inside You. Check out the tracklisting and live video below, and order yours via Kill Rock Stars.
No word on any sort of return to the stage, but until then you can hear the frontman's thoughts on the live material below.
Bitch Magnet / Moss Icon @ LPR, 10/25/2012
Post-hardcore pioneers Bitch Magnet and Moss Icon played Le Poisson Rouge last night (10/25), one of two NYC shows scheduled for the former and the solitary and possibly only NYC show for the latter. Though both bands have not played NYC in decades, Moss Icon treated the crowd to a new song "George" during their set of favorites.
If you missed it, Bitch Magnet play Knitting Factory tonight with Turing Machine & Violent Bullshit (tickets). Until then, gear up for Knit with a recap of last night in pictures, video and setlists below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Into Another at Rev 25, 10/14/2012 (photo by Rebecca Reed)
Between last night and Saturday, my Facebook feed lit up like a fucking Christmas tree with praise for reunited post-hardcore heroes Into Another. The NYC band headlined the final night of the Revelation Records 25th anniversary celebration at Irving Plaza last night (10/14) and if you missed that show or their headlining date at Saint Vitus on 10/13, you're in luck. Into Another have scheduled a new set of dates before the year is up, and all in the Northeast, including a stop at Bowery Ballroom on 12/16. Ticketing info is forthcoming.
If you missed either Into Another show this weekend, check them out this December but make sure to check out the video from Saint Vitus before you do. Tour flyer, video and dates are below.
by Black Bubblegum
It's a common tale of post-hardcore life: Four young, angry men form a band. They write songs, break strings, and pop blisters playing the deafening music of youthful discontent, traveling the country one dank, cat-hair-filled basement at a time. Then they break up and get real jobs. Years later, some Europeans e-mail them looking for leftover T-shirts and the spark is reignited. This isn't exactly what happened to 1.6 Band, but it's pretty representative. And now, thank god, the New York quartet has hit the reunion stage of their careers. Back when Long Island was still raging against George Bush Sr., 1.6 Band was the East Coast's answer to the Minutemen--using head-spinning rhythms, shouted vocals, and flinty guitar to bring politics down to street level. -[DC City Paper]1.6 Band have lined up a few appearances to test out those reunion waters. After a June 17th show in DC, the band will head back north to play WFMU's The Pat Duncan Show on the 18th before playing a final show at Cake Shop the next day with Memories From The Space Age and Tournament.
1.6 Band came up in the early 90s NYC hardcore scene, formed by Kevin Egan in the wake of the collapse of Beyond (a band whose other members included Tom Capone & Alan Cage of Quicksand, and Vic DiCara of 108, Burn, & Inside Out). Beyond reunited in 2006.
In 1.6 Band's short lifespan (1991 - 1993), the band released a few 7"s (including a split with the mighty Rorschach), appeared on some compilations (with the likes of Nation of Ulysses), and released an LP, all of which was compiled for a 1995 compilation on Gern Blandsten entitled Broke Up.
Tour dates below...
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Errortype:11 - "Better Than The Superbowl" (MP3)
Post-hardcore/emo-y NYCers, Errortype:11 will play a reunion show at Mercury Lounge on August 8th with Joshua English (ex. Six Going On Seven), and I Hate Our Freedom. Tickets are on sale. Pilot To Gunner was also originally scheduled to play the show, but has cancelled.
"Errortype: Eleven was formed in 1998 shortly after the demise of World's Fastest Car, the Walter Schreifels-led band [Arthur Shepherd, Guitar] had joined the year before. Over the years, band members included Phil Hanratty, Adam Marino (Saetia), Scott Martin, Erik Matheu, Keith Moore, Sammy Siegler (CIV, Gorilla Biscuits, many others), and Ty Krek. ET11 released their S/T debut as well as their follow-up, Amplified to Rock, on Schriefels's imprint Some Records, with the The Crank EP appearing on (you guessed it) Crank in 1999. The band toured the US and UK and eventually split in 2002 when Phil Hhanratty left the band. The remaining members went on to form Instruction with Tom Capone (Quicksand)Walter Schreifels has a few shows of his own coming up: one "solo" show going down on June 17th at The Studio @ Webster Hall (tickets now on sale), and a short tour in Rival Schools with Eagles Of Death Metal including Webster Hall on August 6th (tickets here).