After sorting some things out it looks like Kafka will be released in Europe by I.Corrupt, the US by Replenish and in Canada by Désordre Ordonné! The tape version will be handled by Skeletal Lightning as well. Looks like we will be able to announce a release date, pre-orders, streaming and downloads all soon!
Our 4-way split with Oaken, Coma Regalia and Wounded Knee is out now! The split features “The White Dam”, the last of our ‘Collected’ songs to be released on vinyl. The record looks and sounds great and we’re so thankful to all the labels and bands that put this together! Ended up pressing on translucent lavender, translucent gold, marble and black. You can grab it or a pack of the splits at the merch store as well.
In other news, our full length Kafka should be at the pressing plant shortly so expect some sounds and a pre-order soon! Here is the cover designed by our good buddy Jon Weed of Cassilis fame who designed the 7″ split as well~
A couple of quick announcements to ring in the new year;
The Kafka recording went fantastic and is definitely the best any of our bands have ever sounded. The record will be mixed and mastered by the end of January. The 12″ will be released by our friends at I.Corrupt and Replenish Records plus one more label TBA and Skeletal Lightning will be doing the tape version. The artwork is being done by our friend Jon Weed of Cassilis who did such an awesome job on our 7″ together…as soon as we have something to show everyone it will be here!
The 4-way split is on it’s way to the pressing plant and should make it’s appearance soon!
After some time off since tour for writing and recording we are getting back into playing some shows, including our 1st out of state dates! Starting this Friday with a killer Cleveland show with Ghostlimb we will be playing 6 Midwest shows including two fests. If you are anywhere in the area come say hi! More details will be posted in the ‘Shows’ section as they come in.
1/11/13 – Now That’s Class / Cleveland, OH
w/ Ghostlimb, Little Sister, Antilles & Masakari
2/23/13 – Ghost Town Noise Fest @ The Stursa Manor / Asheville, NY
w/ New Miseries, Forked Tongues, Night Terror, Amends, Waves Crashing Piano Chords, JOB Squad & Living Saints
4/5/13 – The Courthouse / Kalamazoo, MI
w/ The Reptilian, Natural Disasters & NOHEALTH
4/6//13 – Skeletal Lightning Fest / Urbana, IL
w/ Canyons, Northless, Protestant, The Reptilian, Jowls, Into It.Over It & many awesome others
4/7/13 – Hoosier Dome / Indianapolis, IN
w/ The Reptillian, Natural Disasters, No Coast & Wounded Knee
Excited to announce that our song “The White Dam” will finally make it to vinyl, completing our ‘Collected’ releases. The album will feature on a 4-way split with Oaken from Budapest, who we were able to share the set with on our summer tour, and two mid-western allies, Coma Regalia & Wounded Knee. It’s going to be a great record and we are excited to work again with our label friends at Galt House and Moments of Collapse as well as some new labels for us. All the bands are recording this fall and we are shooting for a release this winter!
We’ve also been busy rehearsing our ‘Kafka’ LP which will be recorded this fall for a release next year and writing our epic ‘Rodin’ LP which will feature our song “The Thinker”, which we got to play last tour, a 20 minute song called “The Burghers of Calais” which we have just finished writing as well as some newer songs still in the works. Anyway, lots going on our end and we are looking forward to 2013 being a killer year for releases.
Merch store is online and we still have shirts, totes, CD’s, 7″s and 10″s so check that out if you haven’t!
OK, merch store is up, all 3 shirts from the European tour, plus the tote bags, both records & the CD are now available! All purchases will come with free stickers. All the original, hand-drawn designs were done by our friend Matt based on the lyrics for the three ‘Collected’ songs, one shirt for each song; the tote is based on ‘The White Dam’ and the sticker is for ‘The Strangest Secret’.
Back from our first European tour and it was a blast! The shows all went fantastic, got to play with tons of amazing bands, 4 awesome festivals (including one in Slovenia where we got to play on pier in the Adriatic with stormy seas as a backdrop), lots of old and new friends and got to share the road with the unstoppable tour-boss Ingo and Sailing On!
Thanks so much if you made it out to any of the shows or festivals to see us and say, “Hi!”, especially if you hitch-hiked from Lithuania to Berlin! Also, had a great opportunity to play all the new songs from our upcoming Kafka LP and ‘The Thinker’ from Rodin as well. Taking it easy for the summer and then hoping to get into the studio this Fall for a release next year!
Hey, we made our first music video ever! We were never very interested in showing our goony faces on camera but this came together very spontaneously and was all shot by our good friend Mark at and around our Simple Days show the other week. Were really happy with how it turned out and how it highlights a positive mood! Check it out, download and spread! Don’t forget to check out the 7″ which is now available from I.Corrupt and BEAR and from us at shows!
Speaking of which, we fly in less than 48 hours and tour starts Friday! If you are close to any of the shows please come and say hi! We’ll have both records, the CD, 3 new shirt designs, tote bags and stickers with us. Here are the final dates and you can follow on facebook for updates:
7/6 Hamburg, Germany – Loss of Breath Fest
7/7 Karlsruhe, Germany – New Noise Fest
7/8 Liege, Belgium – Inside Out w/ Graf Orlock, Millions of Them
7/9 Luxemburg, Lux - Café Rocas
7/10 Berchem, Belgium – Den Eglantier w/ Millions of Them
7/11 Paris, France – Le Rigoletto w/ Run With the Hunted, Unveil
7/12 Stuttgart, Germany – Juha West w/ Loner
7/13 Graz, Austria – Sub
7/14 Koper, Slovenia – Pandamonium Fest
7/15 Budapest, Hungary – Szabad AZ A w/ O
7/16 Vienna, Austria – Venster w/ Back Then, Born in the 80′s, Left in Ruins
7/17 Berlin, Germany – Tiefgrund w/ coup d’etat, Sen Deni
7/18 Dresden, Germany – TBA
7/19 Zittau, Germany – Emil
7/24 Mainz, Germany – w/ Vestiges