Thursday, May 14, 2009

Litany For The Whale "Dolores" EP coming soon!

I'm unbelievably excited to announce that The Perpetual Motion Machine will be teaming up with Molsook Records to release the debut 12" EP from Santa Rosa, CA’s LITANY FOR THE WHALE. On their explosive debut release, Dolores, this four-piece exploit a gruffer take on heavy music, surrounding it with wailing feedback, darkened ambiance, and harmonious melodies. The end result is a chaotic and complex mix of hardcore, punk and metal elements, soaked with devastating levels of distortion, bass, and layered vocals.

Though relatively new, LFTW have more than proven themselves over the past year, logging several tours independently and alongside Pygmy Lush, Tideland, and Ghastly City Sleep. The band will hit the road again this summer, sharing west coast tours alongside iApeshit! and others, with plans for a full US tour in early fall 2009.

Their 23+ minute, 7-song EP was recorded at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, CA by Eric Leavell, with mastering handled by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago, IL.

Currently in production for an early summer release, "Dolores" will be pressed on white vinyl with limited color variations for mailorder on coke bottle clear w/ black haze from MolSook and translucent red w/ black haze from The Perpetual Motion Machine. The record will come packaged in heavy, black and white jackets with beautiful artwork created by Chris Taylor (Pg99, Pygmy Lush). A CD version is expected later in the summer on Boston, MA's Teenage Disco Bloodbath Records.

Ordering information will be posted in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out a song from the 12" on LFTW's myspace page below.

KWC in the press

Kowloon Walled City have been gaining quite a bit of attention in the blogosphere lately. Here's a nice mention from earlier this week in San Francisco's East Bay Express, who have listed them as one of ten Bay Area bands to watch out for this summer:

It only took a three-song demo to get the online metal community gushing about Kowloon Walled City, and a couple more songs on its 2008
Turk Street EP to get the likes of Guitar World, Thrasher Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle to follow suit, and for Noise Pop to handpick them as the only heavy Bay Area band to play this year's festival. Yes, they're that good. Channeling the theme of urban decay, Kowloon Walled City (named after the Chinese enclave in British Hong Kong that became known for its squalid, anarchic conditions) balances mid-tempo, two-note sludge awesomeness with heady hardcore influences like Unsane and Cavity. Scott Evans' vocal-chord-ripped screaming nicely complements the drop-tuned guitar and fuzz-bass concrete wall, but the band's sound isn't so harsh or dirty as to confine them to a crusty scene. Expect a debut full-length later this summer, and world domination shortly thereafter. (K.R.)

See some other nice recent KWC write-ups at:

Kowloon Walled City are currently in the studio, wrapping up their full length for release on PMM later this summer. Check out the PMM Online Store to order their debut Turk Street 10" EP.