by Andrew Sacher

Muscle Worship

Earlier this year, Lawrence, KS rockers Muscle Worship went on a tour with fellow Lawrence band The Appleseed Cast (whose current drummer Nathan Wilder is also the drummer of Muscle Worship). Besides a shared hometown and drummer, comparisons to The Appleseed Cast aren't really warranted, but if you were going to, The Appleseed Cast haven't rocked this hard since The End of the Ring Wars. They've been off exploring emo-tinged post-rock for well over a decade now, but Muscle Worship's self-titled debut LP, which came out earlier this year, is packed with raw riffage and distorted vocals that fall somewhere between the attack of post-hardcore and the sharp quickness of post-punk. You can stream the LP in full below.

The band are heading out on another tour this December which brings them to NYC on December 10 at Glasslands for a show with Raccoon Fighter, Happy Nothing, and Tidal Arms. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Tidal Arms, who just played a Brooklyn show with Tiger Flowers, recently dropped a heavy/atmospheric track, "Molasses," which you can stream below.


Muscle Worship - Muscle Worship

Tidal Arms - "Molasses"

Muscle Worship -- 2013 Tour Dates
Dec 5th• Lawrence, KS• Eighth Street Taproom• Your Friend
Dec 7th• Champaign, IL• The Velvet Elvis• Ryan Groff, Suns, The Field Auxiliary, We The Animals
Dec 8th• Champaign, IL• Error Records• Itto, Yusuke
Dec 9th• Pittsburg, PA• Howlers• Amplifiers, Nevada Mountains
Dec 10th• Brooklyn, NY• Glasslands• Raccoon Fighter, Happy Nothing, Tidal Arms
Dec 11th• Washington D.C.• The Velvet Lounge• Mittenfields, Static Scene
Dec 12th• Philadelphia, PA• Boot & Saddle• Sore Saints, Easy Creatures
Dec 13th• Columbus, OH• Kobe Live• The Saturday Giants
Dec 14th• Wyandotte, MI• The Rockery• The Idiot Kids, The Mountain Man
Dec 15th• Chicago, IL• Quenchers• Suns, An Aesthetic Anaesthetic
Dec 16th• Moline, IL• Blackhawk Room• TBA
Dec 19th• Lawrence, KS• Replay Lounge• American Cream, This Is My Condition


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