Less Art (mem Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, Curl Up & Die) releasing LP, touring (BV Presents)
Curl Up and Die vocalist Mike Minnick, Kowloon Walled City members Ian Miller and Jon Howell, and Thrice drummer Riley Breckenridge already play together in the baseball-themed grindcore band Puig Destroyer (named after Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig and Pig Destroyer), and more recently they formed the more serious band Less Art. For this one, Riley roped in his brother and Thrice bandmate Ed Breckenridge, meaning Less Art features Thrice's pummeling rhythm section (though Ed plays guitar here). Their debut album Strangled Light, is due out on July 28 via Gilead Media (pre-order), and we're premiering the new single "Wandering Ghost." Kowloon Walled City frontman Scott Evans also recorded and mixed the album, and musically, Less Art are most similar to Kowloon Walled City's '90s-style post-hardcore/noise rock than to Less Art's other related bands. "Wandering Ghost" is as good an example of this as any. Listen below.
BrooklynVegan is also presenting Less Art's short Northeast tour in September, hitting NYC's Mercury Lounge on 9/14, Boston's Middle East on 9/15, DC's Songbyrd on 9/16, and Philly's Underground Arts on 9/17. All four shows are with Vattnet, the new clean-vocal version of former black metal band Vattnet Viskar. Get tickets for NYC, DC and Philly here, and Boston here.
Less Art also have some release shows in California in August. All dates are listed below.
Less Art -- 2017 Tour Dates
Fri/Aug 4 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Super Unison, Rip Room
Sat/Aug 5 - Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records w/ Spiritual Cramp, So Stressed
Sun/Aug 6 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation room w/ Aeges, The New Pacific
Thu/Sept 14 - New York NY @ Mercury Lounge*
Fri/Sept 15 - Boston MA @ Middle East*
Sat/Sept 16 - Washington DC @ Songbryd*
Sun/Sept 17 - Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts - Black Box*
* - w/ Vattnet