Wednesday, October 26, 2011
[press release] Hailing from Austin, Texas, Bloody Knives Preston Maddox (bass, voice, keyboards, samples, programming), Jake McCown (drums, noise, programming, art) and Jim Moon (sound manipulator) combine the sounds of heavy punk and industrial with blurry ambient electronics, atmospherics, and 8-bit glitches and melodies. Their 2010 debut album 'Burn It All Down' received rave reviews from the Austin press, and the upcoming singles/remix EP (featuring mixes from Dean Garcia (Curve/SPC ECO), Crying Vessel and others), out October 28th, contains two new songs from the forthcoming album for Xd Records to be released in January 2012.
"Some bands ditch the bass, opting instead for one or two guitars that can play the low notes when needed. The guys in Austin rock/stoner metal/psychedelic band Bloody Knives do the opposite (at least in a live setting), proving that the bass/drums/synthesizer setup can work for a rock band. What’s more is that the Knives’ music comes across as thoughtful as it is forceful on stage." - Austin American Statesman
"Imagine if Pendulum made a fuzzed out shoegaze album. This would be it.” - A Little Bit of Sol
"...as if My Bloody Valentine tried to play Fat Wreck Chords-style melodic-punk, with this ridiculously clear and angelic male voice harmonizing over top....appealing and bewildering." - Yellow Green Red
Nov 10th - Beerland, Austin TX
Nov 11th - Studio 13, San Antonio, TX
Nov 16th - Kirbys, Wichita, KS
Nov 17th - News Room, Kansas City, MO
Nov 18th - Milwaukee, TBA
Nov 19th - XD Fest, Reggies, Chicago, IL
More to be added.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 11:44 PM