The initial and ongoing devastation from Hurricane Harvey has led to a desperate and frightening situation in Houston and the surrounding areas. The storm will eventually die down and people will try to pick up the pieces of their lives. Long after the storm passes, the ones who have been displaced will be in need of as much assistance as they can possibly get. If you are in any position to help financially, please consider making a donation to the Houston Food Bank. People need our help, now and going forward.
New York City post-hardcore band Quicksand are pleased to announce the upcoming release of Interiors, their first album in 22 years. Interiors features the band’s original (and only) lineup of drummer Alan Cage, frontman/guitarist Walter Schreifels, bassist Sergio Vega, and guitarist Tom Capone. The album will be released on November 10 on Epitaph.
Quicksand have also shared a new video for the first song shared off the album titled “Illuminant,” the lead single and opening track from Interiors.
Watch the video for “Illuminat” now: https://youtu.be/xgIJatX2uug
With its heavy but melodic guitar lines, intense rhythms, and emotionally charged lyrics, “Illuminant” shows the scope of Quicksand’s influence on post-hardcore and indie-rock bands over the last two decades.
Recorded at Studio 4 Recording in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Interiorswas produced and engineered by Will Yip (The Menzingers, Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth). While the album finds Quicksand embracing the cathartic, guitar-driven dynamic of their earlier work, Interiors also takes on a wider spectrum of sound.
“It was all just about being ourselves and who we were as well as who we are,” says Schreifels of the making of Interiors. “We did it for us completely.”
Pre-orders for Interiors are at: http://www.quicksandnyc.com
2. Under The Screw
3. Warm And Low
8. Fire This Time
9. Feels Like A Weight Has Been Lifted
11. Sick Mind
12. Normal Love
Formed in 1990, Quicksand made their full-length debut with Slip—a 1993 release recently praised by The A.V. Club as “a nearly flawless record that combines the irony and heaviness of Helmet with Fugazi’s penchant to dismantle sound in the most energetic ways.” Arriving in 1995, their sophomore album Manic Compressionappeared at #1 on the Top Five Best Post-Hardcore Records list from LA Weekly (who noted that “if there were any justice in the world, Quicksand would have been the biggest underground band of the ’90s”).
“We were very influenced by Fugazi and Jane’s Addiction” says Schreifels of the band’s beginnings. “But we were doing it in a certain context with an energy that was just special and unique and kind of shined through.”
Throughout the early ’90s, Quicksand toured with bands like Helmet, Fugazi, Rage Against the Machine, and Anthrax. After disbanding in late 1995, they reunited for a one-night performance in June 2012. They’ve since appeared at festivals like FYF Fest and Pukkelpop, and in 2013 embarked on their first North American tour in 15 years.
Additionally, Quicksand will tour North American this fall; tickets on sale now.
QUICKSAND – PROMO PHOTO – CREDIT ATIBA JOHNSON
QUICKSAND TOUR DATES
Sept 05 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Sept 06 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Sept 08 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Sept 09 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
Sept 10 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Sept 11 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
Sept 12 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Sept 14 Dallas, TX – Trees Dallas
Sept 15 Austin, TX – Mohawk
Sept 16 Houston, TX – Walters Downtown
Sept 17 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
Sept 19 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept 20 Nashville, TN – Exit In
Sept 21 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sept 22 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Sept 23 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sept 24 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Sept 25 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Sept 26 Detroit, MA – El Club
Sept 27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Sept 28 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
Sept 29 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Sept 30 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Oct 01 New York, NY – Warsaw
For more information on Quicksand, visit:
A great new track by the legendary MU330:
“MU330 rejects the violence and hate speech of alt right nazis in Charlottesville. White supremacy must be stomped out and uprooted from this country. Let’s throw these tired ideas in the garbage once and for all. There should be no safe space anywhere on the political spectrum for a group of people that advocate genocide, anti-Semitism, and the oppression of minorities. As a country, we need to stop defending such vile behavior. This has to stop, and our president must be held accountable for defending such hateful ideology. Are you thinking, “wait, I’m a conservative and I’m not a racist!”? That’s great! The good news is that you can be a conservative while rejecting nazis and a racist president that defends them.
100% of all donations from downloading this new MU330 tune will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Peace, MU330″
Fuck White Supremacists. Fuck Fascists. Fuck Nationalists. Fuck Nazis.
There is no place in this world for your hate. There is no room for your violence and cowardice. There is not space for the fear you hope to instill.
You are not patriots. You are the whimpering voice of your own self-loathing.
You are are bigoted, privileged, and steeped in ignorance.
If you do not possess the sense or heart to see the truth in the error of your ways, I pity you.
History will see to it that you are, yet again, on the wrong side.
Pool your resources, buy an island, and as they say, peddle that shit somewhere else.
GODS.GUTTERS.STONES, the new EP from The Orphan (Melbourne Australia) blasts out three tracks of noisy garage hardcore. The tracks are an intense wash of sound to the point of being a blur. Sounds jab at you from all directions leaving you reeling from the sonic assault. Each track bleeds into the next as you begin to bleed from your ears. Individual tracks are representative of the triumvirate title, with the final track, “Stones” bringing the EP to a grinding guttural conclusion. Listen at your peril.
Here’s a sweet video recorded during SXSW 2017 in Austin, TX