Spine announce new LP ‘Raíces,’ share “P.O.C.” video
Kansas City hardcore/powerviolence band Spine have announced their third album Raíces, which follows 2018's Faith. It comes out June 30 via Convulse Records (pre-order), and it was recorded and mixed by Alex Tunks. According to the album bio, the album "grapples with the interplay of heritage and identify, family, and world outlook in the face of oppressive governments," and the first taste is "P.O.C.," a 42-second rager that addresses those themes with high speed and pissed-off slogans. It comes with a black-and-white video filmed, directed, and edited by Taylor Stribrny (with additional footage by Abigail Maley) that splices together shots of the band's live show with vintage-looking clips that play off of the album's subject matter. Vocalist Antonio Marquez says:
This is written from the perspective that ‘white’ people always seem to have opinions on issues that don’t and have never affected them. Therefore they tend to try to tell you that your experiences and your history is wrong. They over step into issues taking the voice away from those who need to carry their own causes and should be given visibility. This happens very often with any conflict, not just international. Sit back and listen to our experiences. You've either lived it and experienced it or you haven’t.
Check it out below.
Spine are opening two Midwest dates on the Drain / Drug Church tour, and they also play three Northeast dates with their Denver-based Convulse labelmates Destiny Bond, including Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on July 16. All dates are listed below.
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Spine -- 2023 Tour Dates
5/31 - Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck w/ Drain, Drug Church, MSPAINT
6/1 - St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill w/ Drain, Drug Church, MSPAINT
7/14 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub w/ Destiny Bond
7/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Bonk's Bar w/ Destiny Bond
7/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Destiny Bond
Stream Destiny Bond's 2022 promo too: