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The final False interview (for the foreseeable future) has been published at Noisey. It’s a good read, check it out.
So many shows this summer! Lots of folks are hitting the road. False is jamming out for 30+ shows in a month, encircling the entire US. Thou will join them for a portion of those dates. Barghest are leaving the swamp to head North for a bit, all the way to Canada, and also have a new song up on their Bandcamp page. And Northless will join up with Primitive Man to bring sonic destruction to much of the West Coast.
Listen to the new Barghest song here: https://barghestsoulless.bandcamp.com/track/application-of-malthusian-principle
7/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Sisters In Christ
7/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
7/25 – Asheville, NC @ The Odditorium
7/26 – Washington DC @ The Pinch
7/27 – Allentown, PA @ Good Weeknd
7/28 – New York, NY @ The Acheron
7/29 – Somerville, MA @ PA’s Lounge
7/31 – Montreal, QC Canada (RRROOOAAARRR Fest) @ La Sala Rossa
8/2 – Toronto, ON Canada Coalition: T.O
8/3 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The New Church
8/4 – Chicago, IL @ LiveWire Lounge Chicago
8/5 – Memphis, TN @ The Buccaneer Lounge
False tour dates
7/7 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
7/8 – Billings, MT @ Black Sparrow Tattoo Club
7/9 – Spokane, WA @ TBA
7/10 – Seattle, WA @ Highline
7/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Fastcore Fest
7/12 – Portland, OR @ Highwater Mark
7/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
7/14 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
7/15 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon
7/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex
7/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ 51 West
7/18 – El Paso, TX @ The Sandbox
7/19 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
7/20 – Austin, TX @ Red Eyed Fly
7/21 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
7/22 – Houston, TX @ Black Barbie
7/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
7/24 – Tallahassee, FL @ All Saints Cafe
7/25 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The 9 10
7/26 – Gainesville, FL @ (A) Space
7/27 – Nashville, TN @ TBA w/ THOU, Noisem, Alraune, Unsacred
7/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project w/ THOU
7/29 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s w/ THOU
7/30 – Montreal, QC @ Rrroooaaarrr Festival w/ THOU
7/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ THOU
8/1 – Brooklyn, NY @ ABC No RIO w/ THOU (Matinee)
8/1 – New Brunswick, NJ @ TBA (Late show)
8/2 – Baltimore, MD @ 5th Dimension
8/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wolf Cycles
8/4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project
8/5 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Drinkery
8/6 – Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
8/7 – Chicago, IL @ The 2040
8/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters
Fórn tour dates
8/21 – Boston @ O’Brien’s
8/22 – Brooklyn @ The Acheron
8/23 – Philadelphia @ Kung Fu Necktie
8/24 – Baltimore @ The Sidebar
Northless tour dates (w/Primitive Man)
8/08 Denver, CO Mutiny Information Cafe (no Primitive Man)
8/09 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
8/10 Tucson, AZ Fly Catcher
8/11 Tijuana, MX Mods Bar & Venue
8/12 Los Angeles, CA 5 Star Bar
8/13 San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern
8/14-15 Oakland, CA Deadfest 2015
8/16 Sacramento, CA Starlite
8/17 Chico, CA 1078 Gallery
8/18 Portland, OR Rotture
8/19 Olympia, WA Obsidian
8/20 Seattle, WA Highline
8/21 Billings, MT Black Sparrow Tattoo
8/22 Laramie, WY Baby Hospice
Thou tour dates
7/26 – New Orleans at Sisters in Christ with The Cloth and Baby Boy
7/27 – Nashville with False
7/28 – Pittsburgh at Roboto Project with False
7/29 – Toronto with False, Bastard Noise, and Pig Heart Transplant
7/30 – Montreal La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent Blvd.) at Rrroooaaarrr Fest with False
7/31 – New York with False
8/01 – New York (matinee) at ABC No Rio with False
8/01 – DC at In It Together Fest with Full of Hell
8/02 – Verona (matinee) at Art and Soul Tattoos (334 Lee Highway 24482)
8/02 – Knoxville @ TBA
False will be playing this album release show on June 27th at the Triple Rock in Minneapolis with Cavernlight, Principality, and Burning. The screen printed poster for this show was designed and printed by Broken Press. The posters will only be available for sale at the show, but if for some reason there are any leftover then perhaps some will find their way to an online store of some sort. The Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1441099739538238/
In the past I was never able to justify the expenses and time required to attend MDF, but with the Eroding Winds distro becoming my full-time job in April, I had all the reason I needed. So I found another label to split the vendor space with me, and I convinced three of my friends to come along for the ride. We loaded up my pal Mark’s big ol’ truck with about one thousand pounds of records and t-shirts, and drove 900 miles to Baltimore.
After a huge amount of my week leading up to MDF was dedicated to sorting and pricing inventory in 24 bins of top stock and under stock, we were ready to party. I wish I would’ve taken a photo of the truck when we left, because the back was packed full. I actually had to leave some stuff behind.
We stopped in Cleveland on the way so we could check out Gotta Groove Records, the plant that presses the majority of Gilead Media’s vinyl releases these adys. It was the first time I had been to a pressing plant, and the tour ruled. Here’s a photo of Scott and I looking weird and confused.
One of the six vinyl presses at Gotta Groove Records.
On Friday morning we set up in the big merch tent the next morning, and it was absolutely insane all day. From the moment we showed up for load-in, to the second we walked out that evening, it was non-stop. I wasn’t prepared for how busy the table was. By the end of the day we were totally burnt out.
Our pal Mark went to the Napalm Death show, but the rest of us were totally wiped out.
Day two ruled, I got to see Jonathan from Steel For Brains. One of the only people I took a photo with all weekend, even though I met / reunited with a ton of amazing folks over those three days. So let’s just allow my expression here to represent the cumulative excitement of meeting so many rad people that wekeend.
I also ate my body weight in dogs from Head Bangin’ Hot Dogs. The beautiful simplicity of this seemingly odd combination cannot be overstated. Delicious.
But Sunday was a great day, despite the mozza stick mishap the night before. Neurosis was the last band we saw at MDF, and it was a fitting closer. Their set was incredibly powerful, even if it was shorter than normal. Scott and I actually arrived a little early that morning to re-arrange the booth a bit, and got to watch Neurosis sound-check Times of Grace to an empty lot, which was totally surreal. It’s a moment I’ll never forget. In the end, the only two bands whose sets we saw entirely were Yob and Neurosis, but Scott and I agreed that we were totally fine with it.
Thanks for the fun, Baltimore, but it’s time to go. Seeya next year, probably.
Although I could do without seeing this beetle beneath the bed in the hotel again.
The new albums from False and Pale Chalice are out today on bandcamp, and currently the 4th and 5th best selling metal albums on the site. They should probably be 1 and 2, make it happen…