Tour with Lentic Waters from Germany and new song!

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Hey everyone, we’ve been super quiet since our last tour but we are excited to announce a few things, mostly that we will be doing some dates with the awesome Lentic Waters, friends of ours from Germany coming over to play North America for the first time! You can see the dates above and check our show page as more details get filled in. Listen to their killer new album “The Path” as well!

We had the pleasure of recording a short (1 minute!) song for a compilation record coming soon from Middle Man Records which we are happy to now share!

We are also still hard at work on our new record Friedrich which will hopefully come sometime next year; unfortunately being grown ups and living in multiple states tends to slow down screamo production. Don’t worry, we think these songs will be worth the wait…

Tour, Social Media, & Music Video Update

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We’ll finally be hitting the road this April. We’re very excited to stretch our legs in the US considering what a long time coming it has been.

LOCKTENDER 2015 SPRING TOUR
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4.3 Detroit, MI @ The Berkley Front
w/ Great Reversals, Roots and Ruins
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4.4 Toronto, ONT @ Soybomb Hq
w/ Foxmoulder, Shahman, Respire, Wood Louse
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4.5 Quebec City, OC @ Pantoum/Le Phoque
w/ Black Love, ALBATROS, SCARE
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4.6 Montreal, QC @ l’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle
w/ Black Love, the Expectorated Sequence
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4.7 Dover, NH @ The Dover Brickhouse
w/ KYOTY, BACKSTABBERS INC.
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4.8 Wayne, NJ @ Gili’s Place
w/ NY in 64, Forever Losing Sleep, Facility, entia
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4.9 Baltimore, MD @ BF
w/ Alter

4.10 Philadelphia, PA @ Lava space
w/ NY in 64

4.11 NYC, NY @ ABC No Rio
w/ NY in 64, Cinema Cinema, Sangharsha
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4.12 Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern
w/ Lawskof, Clouds Over Midgar
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As far as social media is concerned, we’re doing our best to stay as current as possible. Barring an ello account in the future, we’ve decided to branch out into Tumblr and Twitter territory (to go along with our facebook presence).

Tumblr: http://locktenderband.tumblr.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/locktenderband
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/locktenderband

We also bit the bullet and got our music up on Spotify (as well as other streaming services we’ve frankly never heard of before). In keeping with the past, you won’t have to pay a penny for it. Check it out!

Spotify:  http://open.spotify.com/artist/6dOiSdJC3tLOzaHDVNDOCO

Lastly, we are happy to share with everyone a tour video featuring a brand new song that will be on a compilation from Middle Man Records. The song is called “A Bird in the Room”, named after a Kay Sage painting of the same name.

New Full length “Friedrich” in the works

We’ve been hard at work since returning from tour earlier this year. Originally planned as a two song EP, the work we had started for the artist Caspar David Friedrich has now expanded into what will be our third full length record. Faced with the scope, power and breadth of his work, two songs just wasn’t enough for us to really delve in. The songs are all in the works now with no plans yet to record but 2015 is looking like a possibility. As we develop songs we will begin incorporating them into our live set and we will post lyrics and a full list of paintings here once we have them ready. Needless to say, we are very excited to be working on so much new music to share.

In other news our guitarist, friend and brother Andrew will be moving to Michigan shortly. We couldn’t be happier for him entering this new chapter. For Locktender this will mean less Cleveland shows but hopefully more frequent visits to the Lake Michigan states.

We also have written and will record a song for a compilation of awesome bands that will all contribute tracks that are 1 minute or less. It was a blast to write and we hope to record in November for the release by our friend Shawn at Middle-Man Records.

While you wait for more news, enjoy this epicness from Friedrich and get pumped for a new LP!Caspar_David_Friedrich_044

Home from Tour!

Been home from Europe for a week now, can’t believe what an incredible time we had. Great shows, fantastic people and a really great trip all around. Huge thanks to our buds in The Reptilian for being such amazing musicians and friends (love you bros) and to Ingo from I.CORRUPT.RECORDS for being the best friend and manager we could hope for! Thanks to all of the promoters, bands and friends who helped us out along the way and came to see us, especially the Masada dudes for playing our last three dates. Not sure when we will be back next but rest assured, we can’t wait!
For the rest of this year we plan to finish a 2 song 7″ based on the works of Caspar David Friedrich that we will record later this year and we will also begin working on a new full length that will be TBA as far as the artist is concerned; we are very excited to be back to work though. Some shows around Cleveland/the Midwest will most likely come as well and we will post them here.
Thanks again!

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Rodin and 7″ out now!

April 1st marks the official release of our second LP Rodin and our split 7″ with Amber! You can now stream, download and purchase the albums from us or from one of the labels that helped to release them, pre-orders should be on their way for whoever grabbed early copies.

Stream from BANDCAMP
PURCHASE
DOWNLOAD RODIN
DOWNLOAD AMBER SPLIT

We’ve also added free download capabilities from our bandcamp for anyone that wants to get WAVs, FLACs or other non-mp3 formats.

Coming up we have our first show in Columbus with our friends in Vit and Aviator, followed by playing the Saturday of Skeletal Lightning Fest II which should be an absolute blast, tickets are still available and there are so many great bands playing. After that we will be having the Rodin release party at The BottleHouse Brewing Company in Cleveland Heights on April 19th where we will also unveil the Locktender Imperial Stout which we brewed in conjunction with them for the release! Check out photos from the brewing and bottling process here. And then of course we are now only 6 weeks away from our European Tour with The Reptilian! Check out the dates and we hope to see you there!

Record streams and pre-orders

You can now listen to both our new LP Rodin and our split 7″ with Amber! We will stream the albums through some exclusive sites until the record comes out April 1st and will be available from us and labels in the US, Europe and Canada. It’s so great to finally share these records, it might seem to fall quick on Kafka‘s heels but for us these have been years in the making! Huge thanks to all the labels that were able to be involved

You can stream Rodin here from Scene Point Blank. We decided to start the stream with the quicker second track ‘The Thinker’ but the record will actually begin with our longest track to date ‘The Burghers of Calais’.

You can stream our split 7″ with Amber from Scratch the Surface too, featuring our song ‘The Piazza’.

Records available from I.Corrupt (EU), Halo of Flies (US), Désordre Ordonné(CAN), and more links coming soon.