It’s been 5 years since the release of their 3rd and wondrous album entitled Anonymous, so as best expected, Tomahawks latest creation Oddfellows is on the highly anticipated list of must have records for the year coming up.
Oddfellows features the many talents of Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton, Battles/former Helmet drummer John Stanier and former Mr.Bungle/Fantômas bassist Trevor Dunn, so, in the way of supergroups, we really do have something to look forward to after all these years.
Duane Denison (Tomahawk guitarist) told Rolling Stone magazine that “[Oddfellows] is more of a full-on rock album. There’s no quirky weirdness – it’s very straightforward for us,” “The heavy stuff is as dark and heavy as anything we’ve ever done, but then there’s a lighter edge to it. There’s almost like this weird, upbeat [sound], what I call ‘heavy pop,’ and Patton totally got the vibe right away…[Patton likened it to] really heavy Beach Boys.”
This 15 track affair will be starting off our new year rather nicely, with the album set to drop in January 2013 on Ipecac Records although, the word over at Rolling Stone tells of a yet to be selected single that will be released during Autumn this year to keep us on our toes…
Portland, Oregon’s legendary crust punk pioneers FROM ASHES RISE are preparing to unleash their brand new 7″ via Southern Lord, the band’s first material to be released in nine years!
Now confirmed for official UK/EU release on July 16th, the anticipated new two-song Rejoice The End/Rage Of Sanity 7″ follows-up the band’s lauded Nightmares LP, released by Jade Tree Records in 2003. The songs were recorded in February at Audible Alchemy in Portland, engineered by Bryan Sours and Steve Lobdell, and mastered by the band’s Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
The A-side track of the 7″, “Rejoice The End,” is available now for download via a Southern Lord label mixtape released this week via Cvlt Nation.
Formed in Nashville, Tennessee during the mid 1990s’ American crust punk surge, later relocating to their current home in Portland, Oregon, the band have unleashed three LPs and a plethora of split releases, EPs and more, amidst waves of heavy underground touring. The infectious, downtuned FROM ASHES RISE sound has become a staple in the scene, and alongside bands like Tragedy and His Hero Is Gone have helped pioneer what is defined as modern crust punk, the band remaining one of the most brutally-charged and hauntingly melodic forerunners of the scene.
This is the first of an exclusive series giving insight into the voices behind the covers of Songs of Townez Van Zandt…
OM have just offered a first taste of music from their hypnotic new album Advaitic Songs. “State of Non-Return” delivers their signature immense low end, genre-defying musical themes, and entrancing grooves offering an early indicator of the album’s incredible depths of sound and thematic purpose.
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