Tag: Strangled Light

In house now: Less Art – Strangled Light LP/CD, Couch Slut – Contempt LP, Cavernlight – As We Cup LP/CS, False – Hunger 7-inch

In house now: Less Art – Strangled Light LP/CD, Couch Slut – Contempt LP, Cavernlight – As We Cup LP/CS, False – Hunger 7-inch

 

Alright. Everyone’s been real patient, and the time is finally here. We received two pallets of new releases today, which means these items begin shipping Wednesday the 16th:

Less Art, Strangled Light LP
Couch Slut, Contempt LP
Cavernlight, As We Up LP
False, Hunger 7-inch

We will be shipping records all week, as we have about 800 orders to get out the door. So keep an eye out for your shipping confirmation emails. We will get through them as quickly as possible. The new Eroding Winds mail order dude Jordan and the new Gilead Media intern Tyler will both be focusing 100% on getting everything ready to go this week.

Talk soon, and thanks.
-Adam

NEW LESS ART SONG, DIANA THE HUNTRESS, STREAMING NOW AT NPR

NEW LESS ART SONG, DIANA THE HUNTRESS, STREAMING NOW AT NPR

“Vigilante rage courses through the veins of Less Art… A hulking piece of post-hardcore sculpted from Drive Like Jehu’s nasty grooves and Unwound’s squirrelly tension.”
–NPR Music

NPR Music has premiered “Diana the Huntress,” the latest track to be revealed off Less Art’s upcoming debut LP, Strangled Light.

Less Art is the new band featuring brothers Riley and Ed Breckenridge of Thrice, Ian Miller and Jon Howell of Kowloon Walled City, and Mike Minnick of Curl Up and Die.  On Strangled Light, these five veterans put forth a muscular new version of post-hardcore that crackles with feeling.

New single “Diana the Huntress” is inspired by the true story of a woman in Juarez, Mexico, who sought vengeance for women being sexually assaulted. “Where the police do nothing / In a city that doesn’t care / She strikes the ego of man / Their blood runs through the street / And then she speaks / She says: I am an instrument / This is a warning to those that think we are weak,” sings frontman Mike Minnick.

NPR calls the song, “a hulking piece of post-hardcore sculpted from Drive Like Jehu’s nasty grooves and Unwound’s squirrelly tension.”

Listen, here:
http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/07/12/536705628/vigilante-rage-courses-through-post-hardcore-elegy-diana-the-huntress

 

Strangled Light comes out July 28th on Gilead Media. The album was recorded and mixed by Kowloon Walled City frontman Scott Evans at Sharkbite Studios and Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Full of Hell, Mutoid Man) at Audiosiege.

Pre-order, here:
https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/strangled-light

Less Art will set out on a quick West Coast run in August, followed by East Coast dates with Vattnet in September.

Aug 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Aug 5 – Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go! Records
Aug 6 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Sep 14 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge – w/ Vattnet
Sep 15 – Boston, MA @ Middle East – w/ Vattnet
Sep 16 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd – w/ Vattnet
Sep 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts – w/ Vattnet

Photo by Scott Evans

NEW LESS ART TRACK AT BROOKLYN VEGAN & ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES

NEW LESS ART TRACK AT BROOKLYN VEGAN & ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES

Listen to “Wandering Ghost” now

Brooklyn Vegan & Invisible Oranges have been kind enough to debut a new track from the forthcoming debut CD/LP from LESS ART. Listen to “Wandering Ghost” now.

 

Listen / read: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/less-art-mem-thrice-kowloon-walled-city-curl-up-die-releasing-lp-touring-bv-presents/

Pre-order: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/strangled-light

 

Less Art have also expanded their tour dates by adding a few East Coast shows to the list. Here is the full list:

Fri/Aug 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Super Unison, Rip Room
Sat/Aug 5 – Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records w/ Spiritual Cramp, So Stressed
Sun/Aug 6 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation room w/ Aeges, The New Pacific
Thu/Sept 14 – New York NY @ Mercury Lounge*
Fri/Sept 15 – Boston MA @ Middle East*
Sat/Sept 16 – Washington DC @ Songbryd*
Sun/Sept 17 – Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts – Black Box*

* – w/ Vattnet

 

LESS ART – STRANGLED LIGHT LP/CD up for pre-order now

LESS ART – STRANGLED LIGHT LP/CD up for pre-order now

Gilead Media announces the July 28th release of Strangled Light, the debut album by LESS ART.
Available as a CD or LP, or either format in a package deal with a t-shirt. Also available is a signature coffee roast from Timeless Coffee, Strangled Light Roast. See photos below.

Less Art is the alliance of brothers Riley and Ed Breckenridge of Thrice, Ian Miller and Jon Howell of Kowloon Walled City, and Mike Minnick of Curl Up and Die. On Strangled Light, these five veterans bash out their own new version of post-hardcore – “post-hardcore by post-youths” is how they cheekily describe themselves, but this music is dead serious. The musicianship is world-class; the perspective is world-weary; the sound is fresh and urgent and crackling with feeling.Strangled Light’s nine songs add up to a modern, muscular incarnation of the vibe set forth years ago by bands like Fugazi, Unwound, and Drive Like Jehu. Like those bands, Less Art rages – emotionally-charged and electrifying – yet also knows how to wield dynamics as a weapon. The lulls make the peaks even sharper.

Initially it was baseball that brought these musicians together: four-fifths of Less Art are the men behind baseball-themed hardcore band Puig Destroyer. Blasting through songs about bunting and stealing bases eventually led these four to want to start a “real” band – they enlisted Riley’s brother Ed and Less Art was born.

The band name might be lifted from a line in Hamlet, but ultimately it is raw emotion that drives this band. Using blunt phrases and the realest of tones, frontman Minnick sings of self-destruction on the micro and macro levels – candid lyrics address his personal demons as well as the collective deathwish leading all humanity to the brink. “Pessimism as Denial,” debuted today, plainly describes our species’ suicidal path: “We’re surrounded by prophets / Who think spilling their guts / Is the same thing as giving blood / We’ve eaten all the animals / We’ve burned down every tree / We’ve done so many wrongs… / This system doesn’t work / The world is better without us.”

Strangled Light was recorded and mixed by Kowloon Walled City frontman Scott Evans at Sharkbite Studios and Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Full of Hell, Mutoid Man) at Audiosiege.

Guest vocals on “Diana the Huntress” were delivered by Meghan O’Neill-Pennie (Super Unison, ex-Punch).

The cover art was created by Jacob van Loon, whose work adorned the cover of Explosions in the Sky’s The Wilderness album.

Strangled Light is a thrilling debut – an entirely new, relevant vision from five men carrying decades of experience between them. Stand by for news of the next live shows.

 

releases July 28, 2017

Mike Minnick – vocals
Ed Breckenridge – guitar
Jon Howell – guitar
Ian Miller – bass
Riley Breckenridge – drums