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Kowloon Walled City – Grievances CD / LP announced

We are extremely proud and excited to formally reveal the new album title and cover art for the upcoming Kowloon Walled City album, Grievances. Gilead Media will be handling the vinyl release, while Neurot Recordings handles the CD / Digital release. Here is the official press release from Earsplit PR:

 

 

KOWLOON WALLED CITY will release their long-awaited new full-length this Fall. Grievances, their third album and first for Neurot Recordings, finds the San Francisco band at its artistic peak, having moved even further away from its sludgy, post-hardcore origins and toward a sparser, sadder, yet still de-tuned heaviness.

This shift began with 2012’s critically successful Container Ships, which Lambgoat described as, “spacious,” and, “mildly hypnotic,” with a, “Shellac-like use of dead time and instrumentation,” and The Obelisk called, “cerebral in approach.” On Grievances, the band takes these elements to even greater extremes. The strings rattle. The guitars crackle and blister. The notes ring out, at turns bleak and beautiful — sometimes both at once.

“We dug into this expansive, less distorted vibe. The songs are mostly slow and bummed out but we still want them to push, to have energy,” said vocalist/guitarist Scott Evans.

Evans, together with guitarist Jon Howell, bassist Ian Miller, and drummer Jeff Fagundes spent over two years working on the seven songs for Grievances. The intense editing process weeded out about two albums’ worth of songs. Howell’s unusual chord changes and discordant aesthetic channel Unwound and Slint. Miller’s gritty bass adds a surprising layer of depth and melody, while Fagundes’ drums resonate in what sounds like an impossibly large room. Evans’ shouted vocals are raw with frustration and disappointment, but without the typical veneer of macho aggression.

“We’re not interested in doing something that’s good enough — we want to do something that we believe is good,” said Miller. “With Scott’s concept and sonics and Jon’s playing and our rhythm section, we feel like should be able to do something interesting. But it’s hard work.”

The concept of work forms the thematic foundation of the entire record, from the cover art to the title and the lyrics. Whereas previous KOWLOON WALLED CITY releases were largely inspired by the band’s hometown of San Francisco, Grievances focuses its attention on our complex relationships with work and the power our employment — and employers — have over us.

As with KOWLOON WALLED CITY‘s previous releases, Evans recorded and mixed, starting in Sharkbite Studios and finishing in his own Antisleep Audio, both in Oakland. “We’re not a fancy band. There are no effects to speak of, no reverb, no delays,” said Evans. “We each play one guitar, one pedal, one amp. So there’s not much to hide behind. I try to respect that in our recording process and our recordings.”

Grievances Track Listing:
1. Your Best Years
2. Grievances
3. Backlit
4. The Grift
5. White Walls
6. True Believer
7. Daughters And Sons

KOWLOON WALLED CITY formed in 2007 and has released an EP, Turk Street (Wordclock, 2008), and two full-length albums, Gambling On The Richter Scale (Perpetual Motion Machine, 2009) and Container Ships (Brutal Panda, 2012), as well as two splits. Among the bands it has shared stages with are Neurosis, Tragedy, Sleep, Thou, Coliseum, Zozobra, Fight Amp, Roomrunner, The Body, and Helms Alee.

Grievances will be released worldwide on October 9th, 2015 on Neurot Recordings, with vinyl on Gilead Media. Preorders to be announced in the coming weeks.

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False US Tour Has Begun!

The full U.S. False tour has begun. Get out to these shows!

7/7 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
7/8 – Billings, MT @ Black Sparrow Tattoo Club
7/9 – Spokane, WA @ The Garrison
7/10 – Seattle, WA @ Highline
7/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Fastcore Fest
7/12 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
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 @ The Grand
7/21 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
7/22 – Houston, TX @ Black Barbie
7/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Sisters in Christ
7/24 – Tallahassee, FL @ All Saints Cafe
7/25 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The 9 10
7/26 – Gainesville, FL @ Loosey’s
7/27 – Nashville, TN @ Cafe Coco w/ THOU, Noisem, Alraune, Unsacred
7/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project w/ THOU
7/29 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison 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

One more False interview

The final False interview (for the foreseeable future) has been published at Noisey. It’s a good read, check it out.

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/false-interview-2015

Tour Dates (Barghest, False, Fórn, Northless, Thou)

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.

Barghest tour dates + new track

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 record release show – 6/27 in Minneapolis

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/

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