Thursday, March 10, 2011
[press release] From deep in the cosmos of Iowa, heavy psych rock band MONDO DRAG kicks off their March tour today and will be touring around the SXSW, 35 Conferette, and Mission Creek music fests. This week, the band has also released the Holy Spirit Sessions EP on Deep Cuts Records.
Since the early 2010 release of their debut album New Rituals on Alive Records, the band has been touring coast to coast blowing back audiences’ hair with an unrivaled raw live sound. After making big splashes at SXSW and Austin Psych Fest 3 last Spring, the band looks forward to returning to Texas with an even bigger and more progressive sound than before.
This week, the band released the Holy Spirit Sessions EP on Deep Cuts Records which contains 7 tracks from the lo-fi, self-recorded/released “Holy Spirit” album (out of print). As a precursor to their acclaimed album New Rituals, this EP captures the early stylings of MONDO DRAG (recorded Jun-Nov '07). Listen to the track Autumn Sun HERE. The EP can be purchased HERE.
"The fact is HOLY SPIRIT should be sought out by all lovers of anything groove based and heavy. Are you into guitar based heavy rock of the early 70’s? Well then buy this f**king album you will not regret it! People need to hear this album and realize that there are bands playing today that have taken this idiom a step further. HOLY SPIRIT is a heady mix that takes the listener on a trip into the stratosphere. It is a fantastic album that the world should hear!" – ROCKET RECORDINGS
"MONDO DRAG is proof that good bands — and records — can germinate in the most oddball of surroundings. MONDO err more on the Black Mountain side of psych but don't forget the Black Sabbath either.” – NASHVILLE SCENE
MONDO DRAG tour dates:
March 10 Carbondale, IL Hangar 9
March 11 Denton, TX 35 Conferette
March 13 Texarkana, TX Dave's Skatepark
March 14 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
March 18 Austin, TX Sinister Foxy Showcase at Hotel Vegas Austin, TX Spiderhouse Party at Spiderhouse
Austin, TX Tee Pee Showcase at Headhunter’s
March 19 Austin, TX PF Flyers Party at Doc’s Motorworks
March 30 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival
Posted by Dan Goldin at 7:51 PM