Wednesday, June 20, 2012
[press release] Canadian power-duo Indian Handcrafts have posted an in-studio video - featuring cameos from some heavy friends - announcing their forthcoming Sargent House album debut. The Toronto band's sophomore release, Civil Disobedience For Losers was recorded in Los Angeles back in March with engineer Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Red Sparowes). The album will be released in Fall 2012. The clip features the album track "Terminal Horse". Watch teaser video below.
Indian Handcrafts will making several Canadian festival appearances throughout the summer. Please see current dates below.
For more Indian Handcrafts, check out a free MP3 for "Red Action" HERE [right click, save as] from the band's self-titled 2011 self-released debut (stream the full album via Bandcamp). Watch the official video for "Red Action" HERE and a blistering live performance of "Starcraft" HERE.
Indian Handcrafts' well honed, massive melodic heft seems to belie the simplicity of instrumentation between drummer/vocalist Brandyn James Aikins and guitarist/vocalist Daniel Brandon Allen. While their songs feature hints of heavy, technically skilled bands like Big Business and Hella, there are also strong melodies and a vocal intensity inviting comparisons to bands ranging from Trail of Dead to Death From Above 1979 to Big Black.
Civil Disobedience For Losers will be available on LP, CD and download Fall 2012 via Sargent House.
INDIAN HANDCRAFTS LIVE:
06/20 Calgary, AB @ Dicken's Pub - Sled Island Music Festival **
06/21 Calgary, AB @ Ship & Anchor Pub - Sled Island Music Festival
07/14 Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park - EdgeFest 2012
07/19 Barrie, ON @ Kenzington MADY New Music Fest
08/05 Barrie, ON @ Kempenfest
09/13-09/16 Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival 2012
** w/ Russian Circles & And So I Watch You From Afar
Posted by Dan Goldin at 8:05 PM