Saviours Announce Palace of Vision for Oct. 30 Release

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 31st, 2015 by H.P. Taskmaster

Here’s one to fry your friggin’ brains: Saviours released their Warship EP a decade ago. 2005. In fact, the upcoming Palace of Vision, which also serves as their debut on Listenable Records after a long stint on Kemado, will be their fifth full-length album. Also their first in four years, but five records in a decade — actually nine years, as their debut LP, Crucifire, arrived in 2006 — is still a more than solid track record, and while I think the Oakland, CA, heavy thrash rockers remain a somewhat underrated entity on the East Coast, their material has remained consistent in its level of impact over that span, growing more complex without giving up its hard-hitting feel.

Their newly-unveiled “Burning Shrine” is the centerpiece of the Billy Anderson-recorded Palace of Vision, so presumably it will give a decent sense of where Saviours are a decade later. Release date for the album is Oct. 30.

From the PR wire:

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SAVIOURS To Release Palace Of Vision Full-Length This October Via Listenable Records

This Fall, California metallers, SAVIOURS, will drop the molten fruits of their new full-length this Fall via a new partnership with France’s Listenable Records. Titled Palace Of Vision, their first full-length in four years was captured at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon with the inimitable Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Taurus, Ommadon etc.) and boasts nine tracks of SAVIOURS’ signature brand of towering riffs, colossal rhythms, infectious guitar harmonies and an obsession with the end of times, the occult, psychedelics and the arcane. “It’s a natural and logical continuation of where we left off with [2011’s] Death’s Procession,” said drummer Scott Batiste of the offering. “There are some doomy crushers and faster ragers.” As an added bonus, the record comes sheathed in the fittingly dark, intricately transfixing cover renderings of Derrick Snodgrass (Obliterations, Lecherous Gaze).

Palace Of Vision Track Listing:
1. The Mountain
2. Flesh Of Fire
3. Devil’s Crown
4. Palace Of Vision
5. Burning Shrine
6. Hell’s Floor
7. The Beast Remains
8. Cursed Night
9. The Seeker

In related news, SAVIOURS will bring their riffs to the stage with a pair of east coast/west coast fest performances with additional live incursions to be announced in the coming weeks.

SAVIOURS:
9/05/2015 Cosmic Sonic Rendezvous Festival @ The Wick – Brooklyn, NY
11/1/3015 Day Of The Shred Festival @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

Still building upon the foundation that Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Motörhead laid, SAVIOURS enters their second decade in a new partnership with French label Listenable Records. Rooted in hardcore punk but preferring to cruise in outer space, the lysergic of SAVIOURS hessians have always brought a ton of swing and swagger to their forward-charging heavy metal. The band melds sounds from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, progressive rock, and proto-doom, and delivers it all with a snarling West Coast hardcore edge. The result is an absolute beast of a sound that is all SAVIOURS’ own.

Since the 2005 release of SAVIOURS’ debut EP, Warship, the band has worked relentlessly, touring North America, Europe, and Japan with the likes of Mastodon, Corrosion Of Conformity, The Sword, High On Fire, Saint Vitus and Clutch. In a few short years, SAVIOURS have risen to become stalwarts of the world’s metal scene, ambassadors of an aggressive-yet-stoned West Coast vibe, inspired by the ’70s but totally real and relevant in 2015.

SAVIOURS:
Austin Barber – guitar, vocals
Sonny Reinhardt – guitar, vocals
Scott Batiste – drums
Andy Anderson – bass

Palace Of Vision will be released via Listenable Records on October 30th, 2015. Preorders to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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Tony Reed to Play Drums on Mos Generator’s East Coast Tour

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 27th, 2015 by H.P. Taskmaster

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This year has already brought a handful of surprises from long-running Port Orchard, Washington, heavy rock trio Mos Generator. Like a new lineup. And touring. And live records. And splits. If you don’t believe me, go back a few posts. Today the hyper-active riffers keep the thread going with the announcement that Tony Reed, founder, songwriter and driving force behind the band, will step back from playing guitar on their upcoming East Coast tour in order to fill-in on drums.

He’ll still be singing, but I’m pretty sure this marks a first for Mos Generator, though Reed‘s history drumming goes back farther than that. Reed and still-relatively-newcomer bassist Sean Booth will be joined by new guitarist Scott Riley for the run — which ends giving them just one day’s break before they leave for a European tour with Elder — as the man himself explains:

2015 has been a very hectic and interesting year for Mos Generator. I have had many firsts since January, including playing acoustic shows and doing the longest U.S. tour of my career. Since the split with the original rhythm section in September of 2014 it’s been a rough road keeping a complete rhythm section intact. I’m not surprised, I knew it would be tough but I never thought I would have to end up playing drums and singing for some dates. As I am writing this I am thinking to myself that this is complete insanity, but, as insane as it sounds I am also looking forward to the challenge. So… May 5 through May 13, rather than cancel the tour I will turn my guitar duties over to my old friend Scott Riley and I will mount the kit with one of those horrible Sammy Hagar microphones and do my damnedest. It’s a good thing we’ve got the steady bass playing of Sean Booth to keep it all together. He’ll be the only one that doesn’t look like a deer in headlights. TR

MOS GENERATOR on tour:
with Wounded Giant
6/3    Sioux Falls, SD, Total Drag Records
6/5    Philadelphia, PA, Millcreek Tavern
6/6    Baltimore, MD, The SideBar (Moving The Earth Fest)
6/7    Washington DC, The Pinch
6/9    New Haven, CT, Three Sheets
6/10  Cambridge, MA, TT The Bear’s
6/11  Dover, NH, Dover Brickhouse
6/12  Portland, ME, Empire
6/13 Amityville, NY, Amityville Music Hall (Eye Of The Stoned Goat 5)

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Mos Generator, “As Above So Below”

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Mars Red Sky Explore “The Light Beyond” in New Video

Posted in Bootleg Theater on May 20th, 2015 by H.P. Taskmaster

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In just under a week’s time, Bordeaux heavy psych rollers Mars Red Sky will make a return trip to South America for shows in Argentina and Brazil. The latter, of course, is where they wound up recording their second album and Listenable Records debut, Stranded in Arcadia (review here), after their original plan to track in the California desert was scrapped by US customs in what I’ve since considered an embarrassing international incident caused by the ignorance of my countrymen to quality fuzz. No doubt somebody went home that day and thought they’d done a good job. Wrong-o, chief.

Those issues are easy enough to put aside because Stranded in Arcadia, which was recorded at Estúdio Superfuzz by Gabriel Zander, turned out so well. The trio of guitarist/vocalist Julien Pras, bassist Jimmy Kinast and drummer Matgaz crafted not only a progressive step froward from their 2011 self-titled debut (review here), but a highly individualized blend of sonic weight and psychedelia, the melodies, the riffs and heft all their own. It was a gorgeous record, whatever the circumstances of its making, and even as they’ve recently announced intentions toward a third album, they’re still supporting Stranded in Arcadia both on the road — that stopover in South America will be followed by another European tour — and with a new video, this one for the opening cut “The Light Beyond.”

It’s one of the most singularly gorgeous tracks on Stranded in Arcadia and the video is their most elaborate production to date. They’re known for sort of compiling clips through manipulated footage, maybe blending live shots with old movie clips and things like that, but “The Light Beyond” is a more traditional music video approach, the band staged on a sandbar as a giant manta ray made of shadow flies over head and a mysterious shaman wanders the desert. Fun note: From what I hear, the drone used for filming the band actually crashed in that lake. Hazards of working with robots, I guess.

As always, hope you enjoy:

Mars Red Sky, “The Light Beyond” official video

Taken from 2014’s critically acclaimed ‘Stranded In Arcadia’ album, the gallic power trio rockers stay true to their roots. Shot on location in France and Australia, ‘The Light Beyond’ features downtuned fuzzed up guitars, blues soaked doom laden riffage, wandering shaman, flying manta rays and deserts as far as the eye can see. 

The band will be off for a their « Soviet Attack tour » in South America next week, which will be quickly followed by a full European tour, including a special guest slot in London with Eyehategod at Desertscene Festival, among other nice events this summer:

26.05 BUENOS AIRES (Ar) Uniclub
27.05 PORTO ALLEGRE (Br) Signos Pub
28.05 SANTA MARIA (Br) Boteco do Rosário
29.05 PETROPOLIS (Br) Gypsy Bar
30.05 RIO DE JANEIRO (Br) Rio Rock & Blues
31.05 SAO PAULO (Br) Inferno Club
25.06 CARDIFF (UK) Moon Club
26.06 MILTON KEYNES (UK) Crauford Arms
27.06 LONDON (UK) The Dome (w/ Eyehategod)
28.06 PARIS – Deep #2 – Péniche Antipode
03.07 BRESCIA (It) Somen Fest
04.07 JESI (It) Field Fest
05.07 ROMA (It) Sinister Noise
17.07 MIRAMONT DE GUYENNE (47) Abracada’Sons
18.07 DOUR (Bel) Dour Festival
19.07 NIJMEGEN (NL) Valkhof Festival
29.07 KIEV (Ukr) Open Air
14.08 SAINT NOLFF (56) Motocultor Festival
15.08 VERDUN (55) Musiques & Terrasses
29.08 THONES (74) Backwoods Festival
25.09 SAINT PETERSBURG (RU) Zoccolo 2.0
26.09 MOSCOW (RU) Depressive Fest – Volta

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Mars Red Sky Announce South American and European Tours; New Album Plans

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 8th, 2015 by H.P. Taskmaster

mars red sky (Photo by Geoffrey Torres)

Before Mars Red Sky hit the studio in August to record their third full-length in their native Bordeaux, the trio will embark on tours of South America — shows in Brazil and Argentina — and crisscrossing Europe for festival appearances. Brazil of course is where they wound up tracking their second record, last year’s stellar Stranded in Arcadia (review here), which also served as their debut on Listenable Records, and even as they begin to move past that album to work on the next, they’ll be releasing a new video from Stranded in Arcadia this coming week, for the song “The Light Beyond,” the engrossing eight-minute opener.

Something to look forward to there. Also will be interesting to see whether the new outing will surface later in 2015 or early in 2016. Could go either way recording in August depending on how long the mixing and mastering takes and what else they encounter along the way. Presumably recording in their hometown in a familiar setting with a friend at the helm is at least in part an effort to avoid some of the fraught experience that led to Stranded in Arcadia — the album’s title being a reference to the fact that they were supposed to record in the California desert but were ultimately denied entrance and had to scramble to find a spot in Brazil — though one was hardly inclined to argue with the results of that scramble.

From the PR wire:

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MARS RED SKY: Spring and Summer news!

May 12th – New video release “The Light Beyond”
The band will unveil their brand new video for “The Light Beyond” (directed by Sébastien Antoine), this May 12th.

May 26th – South American tour
One year after the remarkable release of their second album “Stranded In Arcadia”, French heavy trio MARS RED SKY will be back where it all started, with six shows across Argentina and Brazil.

“Soviet Attack” Tour 2015 / South America
26/05 BUENOS AIRES (Ar) Uniclub
27/05 PORTO ALEGRE (Br) Signos Pub
28/05 SANTA MARIA (Br) Boteco Do Rosário
29/05 PETROPOLIS (Br) Gypsy Bar
30/05 RIO DE JANEIRO (Br) Rio Rock & Blues Club
31/05 SAO PAULO (Br) Inferno Club

August 2015 – New album recording
Shortly after this sonic odyssey across Europe and the new continent, MARS RED SKY will take a well deserved break to focus on their upcoming full-length, to be recorded in their hometown Bordeaux with their friend and producer Gabriel Zander.

European tour and summer festivals
A full European and UK tour is to start soon, with a few shows in Italy. This summer, the band will hit renowned festivals such as Dour Festival (Belgium), Motocultor Fest (France), Valkholf Fest (Holland) and Depressive Fest in Moscow. Tour list is as follows:

07.05 TROYES (10) Chapelle Argence
08.05 TILBURG (NL) Little Devil
12.05 ROUEN (76) Les Trois Pièces
13.05 VILLENEUVE D’ASQ (59) La Ferme d’en Haut
14.05 UTRECHT (NL) dB’s
15.05 AMIENS (80) La Lune des Pirates
16.05 MAGSTADT (D) Wall Of Rock
26.05 BUENOS AIRES (Ar) Uniclub
27.05 PORTO ALLEGRE (Br) Signos Pub
28.05 SANTA MARIA (Br) Boteco do Rosário
29.05 PETROPOLIS (Br) Gypsy Bar
30.05 RIO DE JANEIRO (Br) Rio Rock & Blues
31.05 SAO PAULO (Br) Inferno Club
25.06 CARDIFF (UK) Moon Club
26.06 MILTON KEYNES (UK) The Crauford Arms
27.06 LONDON (UK) TBA
28.06 PARIS – Deep #2 – Péniche Antipode
03.07 OME – BRESCIA (It) Somen Fest
04.07 JESI (It) Field Fest
05.07 ROMA (It) Sinister Noise
17.07 MIRAMONT DE GUYENNE (47) Abracada’Sons
18.07 DOUR (Bel) Dour Festival
19.07 NIJMEGEN (NL) Valkhof Festival
14.08 SAINT NOLFF (56) Motocultor Festival
15.08 VERDUN (55) Musiques et Terrasses
29.08 THONES (74) Backwoods Festival
25.09 SAINT PETERSBURG (RU) Zoccolo 2.0
26.09 MOSCOW (RU) Depressive Fest – Volta

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Mars Red Sky & Friends, Live in Bordeaux, Dec. 18, 2014

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Mos Generator Announce East Coast Tour Dates with Wounded Giant

Posted in Whathaveyou on April 2nd, 2015 by H.P. Taskmaster

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A rather considerable regret I’ve had this past month is that I didn’t get to pick up a copy of the Mos Generator/Isaak split that Heavy Psych Sounds put out in January when I saw Mos Generator open for Elder in Rhode Island (review here). Looks like I’ll get a second chance in June, when the Port Orchard, Washington, trio return to the East Coast, this time bringing Seattle’s Wounded Giant with them. Not to say I called it that the two bands would be touring together as both were sharing spots on the Eye of the Stoned Goat 5 festival to be held in Long Island on June 13, but I did.

That fest will provide the closing argument on the eight-show run, and the rumor mill has it that Mos Generator have even more touring announcements to come — word has been kicked around of a trip to Europe alongside a certain Massachusetts trio who just released one of the year’s best albums, and with whom, if that doesn’t make it clear enough, Mos already toured in the States — and given guitarist/vocalist Tony Reed‘s work ethic, I can’t imagine that’ll be the end of it. Mos Generator‘s new live album, In Concert 2007-2014, is available now to preorder from Listenable Records at the links below.

Also pay particular note to who they’re playing with each show on this tour, because there’s not one band on the list who isn’t worth showing up to see:

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Mos Generator Announce East Coast Tour with Wounded Giant

Port Orchard, Washington heavy rockers MOS GENERATOR fresh off of their six week US tour run have announced they will fire up another string of east coast dates with Seattle Washington’s WOUNDED GIANT. Starting off with eight stops along the East Coast with both bands featured on this Summer’s “Eye of the Stoned Goat 5” Festival in Long Island, New York.

MOS GENERATOR with Wounded Giant
6/5/15 Millcreek Tavern- Philadelphia, PA w/ Wasted Theory, Righteous Bloom
6/6/15 Sidebar Tavern- Baltimore, MD w/ Wasted Theory, Borracho, Foghound, Mountainwolf
6/7/15 The Pinch- Washington, DC w/ Wasted Theory, Borracho
6/9/15 Three Sheets – New Haven, CT w/ Bedroom Rehab Corporation
6/10/15 TT The Bear’s Place- Cambridge, MA w/ Elder, Worshipper
6/11/15 Dover Brickhouse – Dover, NH w/ Gozu, Iron Chin
6/12/15 Empire- Portland, ME w/ Murcielago
6/13/15 Amityville Music hall- Long Island, NY “Eye of the Stoned Goat 5 Festival” w/ Weed is Weed, Gozu, Brimstone Coven, Doctor Smoke, Curse The Son, Ol’ Time Moonshine, John Wilkes Booth

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Mos Generator, In Concert 2007-2014 (2015)

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Saviours to Release New Album on Listenable Records

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 5th, 2015 by H.P. Taskmaster

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Longtime residents of Kemado Records‘ lineup, Oakland heavy thrashers Saviours have signed to Listenable Records for the release their next album, to be recorded this Spring with none other than Billy “I have the original mixes of Dopesmoker under my desk” Anderson following a quick West Coast tour in March. Saviours mark a decade since the release of their Warship debut EP in 2015, and they’ve been slugging it out the hard way most of that time, heavy touring and a string of four-to-date full-lengths that have kept them in public consciousness as they’ve heralded a new breed of West Coast heavy rock.

It’s been four years since Death’s Procession, their last LP, and I don’t think I’m telling you anything you don’t know when I say the climate for heavy bands has changed in that time and is continuing to change, so I’ll be interested to see what kind of response Saviours gets, and if the band is able to transition to maturity while keeping the brashness that’s served for the last 10 years as the core of their sound.

While I stroke my beard and consider the possibilities fully aware of my own ridiculousness, feel free to dig into this off the PR wire:

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SAVIOURS ink deal with Listenable Records!

California’s SAVIOURS continue to forge ahead with towering riffs, colossal rhythm, monumental guitar harmonies and an obsession with the end of times, the occult, psychedelics and arcane. Still building upon the foundations laid by Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Motörhead, SAVIOURS enter their second decade in a new partnership with French label LISTENABLE RECORDS, preparing a new album for a Fall 2015 release.

The band generously comments: “We’re very happy to finally announce our deal with Listenable. They’re true supporters of what we do and have been a pleasure to work with thus far. Since last June we’ve been beating the new songs into submission and now its really starting to take shape and sound killer. There are some doomy crushers and faster ragers in the mix so its sounding like a natural and logical continuation of where we left off with Death’s Procession. In March we’ll play some West Coast shows then begin recording at Type Foundry in Portland with the inimitable Billy Anderson. Can’t wait to get this new record out, its been too fucking long!”

SAVIOURS new album will be recorded this spring for a later 2015 release.

The band will also be in for a short West Coast tour this March.

SAVIOURS Possess The West 2015 Tour
18.03 – LOS ANGELES (CA) Los Globos
19.03 – SAN DIEGO (CA) Soda Bar
20.03 – SAN FRANCISCO (CA) DNA Lounge
21.03 – RENO (NV) Shea’s Tavern

SAVIOURS IS:
Austin Barber – Guitar & Vocals
Sonny Reinhardt – Guitar & Vocals
Scott Batiste – Drums
Andy Anderson – Bass

DISCOGRAPHY
Full length albums:
“Crucifire” – LP / CD (Level Plane, 2006)
“Into Abaddon” – LP / CD (Kemado, 2008)
“Accelerated Living” – 2LP / CD (Kemado, 2009)
“Death’s Procession” – LP / CD (Kemado, 2011)

EP and singles:
S/T Demo – Cassette (Self released, 2004)
“Warship” – 12″ EP / CDEP (Level Plane, 2005)
“Cavern Of Mind” – 12″ EP (Kemado, 2007)
“F.G.T.” – 7″ EP (Kemado, 2009)
“Burnin Cross” – 7″ EP (Kemado, 2009)
“Acid Hand” – 7″ EP (Kemado, 2009)
“The Eye Obscene” – 12″ EP (Kemado, 2011)
“Crete’n” – 12″ EP (Kemado, 2011)

SAVIOURS LINKS
www.killforsaviours.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Saviours
www.saviours.bandcamp.com

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Saviours, “The Eye Obscene”

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Mos Generator Stream “Beyond the Whip” from In Concert: 2007-2014; New Lineup and Tour Dates Announced

Posted in audiObelisk on February 4th, 2015 by H.P. Taskmaster

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Though it shares a basic cover design and a partial title with it, Mos Generator‘s upcoming Listenable Records live album, In Concert: 2007-2014 — out March 23 — isn’t to be confused with the 2013 In Concert (review here) on Lay Bare Recordings. That outing was one concert, captured on the Port Orchard, Washington, trio’s European tour with Saint Vitus, whereas the new release, as its title hints, is more of a compilation of material culled from years of gigs around the world, as early as Roadburn in 2008 and as recent as Freak Valley last year. Founding guitarist/vocalist Tony Reed explains it in the quote below.

Says Tony Reed:

“This release is compiled from five different shows over seven years and is a great representation of what we have sounded like live. It has at least one song from each of our albums and also showcases jams and the evolution of song arrangements from studio to stage. It was a challenge to mix these recording from different shows together to make it seem like one live experience but i think the result captures the energy and chemistry that was happening between the three of us on stage during these years. A few of our finest moments were captured here including songs from Roadburn Festival in 2008 and Freak Valley Festival in 2014. It’s also cool that this will be coming out just in time for our European tour in April of 2015 to get everybody in the spirit for live MOS GENERATOR.”

mos generator in concert.jpgWhat Reed doesn’t mention there is that In Concert: 2007-2014 also serves as the capstone for an ending era of the band. In the wake of 2014’s Electric Mountain Majesty (review here) and with a desire to tour more than they have in years past, Reed has parted ways with drummer Shawn Johnson and bassist Scooter Haslip, bringing on board the rhythm section of bassist Sean Booth and drummer Scotty VanDweller (a touring name if e’er was one). Accordingly, ReedBooth and VanDweller have Mos Generator‘s first full-US tour booked and set to begin this month, and after that, the plan is to head to Europe and make their presence felt there.

It’s entirely possible that at the end of 2015, one might think of Mos Generator as a completely different band than, say, the one that made such a righteous comeback in 2012 with the Nomads (review here) full-length on Ripple Music, but if anything’s certain at this point it’s that this is a year of change for the stalwart heavy rock specialists, and that the new lineup are meeting that change and the challenges it might bring head on. As a fan of the band and of Reed‘s work in general, I’m looking forward to finally getting the chance to see these songs played live.

If you’re in a similar boat, Listenable has offered up “Beyond the Whip” from In Concert: 2007-2014 for your streaming pleasure. As it was the opening track on Electric Mountain Majesty, presumably this comes from last year’s stop at Freak Valley, and it sounds like a damn good time. Please find it on the player below, followed by the live album tracklisting, the announcement from Reed about the new lineup and the tour and the dates for the US run.

Please enjoy:

Mos Generator, In Concert: 2007-2014 Tracklisting :
1. Lumbo Rock
2. Cosmic Ark
3. Lonely One Kenobi
4. Silver Olympus
5. On The Eve
6. Godhand Iommi
7. This Is The Gift Of Nature
8. Beyond The Whip
9. Step Up / Jam
10. Acapulco Gold
11. Breaker
12. Sleeping Your Way To The Middle / Jam
13. Dyin’ Blues
14. Electric Mountain Majesty

We’ve got a few big announcements coming at ya today. First off we have a nice run of U.S. tour dates coming up and we have posted the dates and a few fun posters to help promote the tour. We would like to thank all of the promoters and bands that have helped us book many of these dates and we would also like to thank Elder and Tone Deaf Touring for bringing us along on what will be the first ever east coast tour for Mos Generator. Plans are in the works for more touring in the U.S. and Europe during the first half of 2015. We would like to make it out to see all of you this year.

The second announcement doesn’t come easy for me. After 14 years, 8 albums and hundreds of shows together I have had to part with the original rhythm section of Shawn Johnson and Scooter Haslip. Touring is imperative to the success and public awareness of any band and we couldn’t do the work that it takes to rise above the countless bands out there putting their passion to the test. We made amazing music together, but that is not enough, not for me anyway. I want to show it to the world. Mos Generator will never be the same in the absence of Shawn and Scooter but challenge and growth are also a musician’s nature and with that I announce Sean Booth (Bass) and Scotty VanDweller (Drums). Sean and Scotty have spent years attending Mos Generator shows and admiring the playing of their respective instrumentalists. That respect and understanding will help us perform the older material with much of the energy and power as it had with the original band and soon we will be writing and taking the sound of Mos Generator to new and interesting levels. That is something I am truly looking forward to.

Cheers
TR – Feb. 2015

MOS GENERATOR US Tour Feb/March 2015
mos-generator-tour-poster2/13 Seattle, Wa @ Columbia City Theater
2/14 Port Angeles, Wa @ Coo Coo’s Nest
2/18 Fort Worth, Tx @ The Grotto
2/19 Austin, Tx @ The Lost Well
2/20 El Paso, Tx @ Low Brow Palace
2/21 Tuscon, Az @ The Rock (Borderland Fuzz Fiesta)
2/23 TBA
2/24 TBA
2/25 TBA
2/26 Grants Pass OR @ G Street Bar
2/27 Eugene, Or @ Black Forest
2/28 Portland, Or @ World Famous Kenton Club
3/3 TBA
3/4 TBA
w/Elder*
3/6 Providence, RI @ As220*
3/7 Peterborough, Nh @ The Wreck Room*
3/8 Rochester, Ny @ Bug Jar*
3/9 Pittsburgh, Pa @ Gooski’s*
3/10 Columbus, Oh @ Ace of Cups*
3/11 Indianapolis, In @ 5th Quarter*
3/12 Chicago, Il @ Reggie’s*
3/13 Texarkana, @ Silver Dollar*
3/14 Dallas, Tx @ Double Wide*
3/16 Corpus Christi, Tx @ Boneshakers
3/17 Austin, Tx @ The Lost Well
3/18 Houston, Tx @ White Swan
3/20 Tulsa, Ok @ Downtown Lounge
3/21 TBA
3/23 Anahiem, CA @ The Doll Hut
3/24 San Diego, Ca @ The Merrow
3/25 Sacramento, Ca @ The Press Club
3/26 San Jose, Ca @ The Caravan
3/27 Oakland, Ca @ The Golden Bull (Ripple fest)
3/28 Arcata, Ca @ The Alibi

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Mars Red Sky Winter Tour Starts this Week; “Circles” Video Released

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 19th, 2015 by H.P. Taskmaster

mars red sky

While I’m consistently bummed Mars Red Sky haven’t made it to the US yet in support of 2014’s righteous Stranded in Arcadia (review here), the release of their new video for “Circles” at least gives me an excuse to revisit the album this afternoon, and for that I’m grateful. The Bordeaux heavy psych rock trio offered one of last year’s most engaging listens with their second full-length, and this week they’ll hit the road in Europe to hand-deliver warm tones and memorable hooks to what I’ve no doubt will be a thankful audience.

The tour is broken up into different sections and really takes hold in March, but there are five dates this week, and that’s not nothing, especially with the new video accompanying. Whatever. Anytime I get to write about Mars Red Sky is a win.

Here’s this off the PR wire:

mars red sky winter tour 2015

MARS RED SKY European takeover continues; new video for “Circles” unveiled

That’s a fact: MARS RED SKY love being on the road, to such an extent that touring has become their second nature. Once again, the French trio is set to drag even more audiences into their oniric stoner rock trip with a full winter tour across France and Europe. On the occasion of this recent addition, the band also released a hypnotizing video for “Circles”.

“Circles” is a song taken off MARS RED SKY’s sophomore album “Stranded In Arcadia” (listen here), released on April 28th through French music label Listenable Records. The video was created and edited by Geoffrey Torres, and features images from Kazumasa Nagai’s and German movie director Oskar Fischinger’s work.

MARS RED SKY’s winter tour is kicking off this week, more Spring dates and festivals will be announced later. As usual, you can contact me for guest list spots and interview requests.

UPCOMING SHOWS:
21.01 – ZARAGOZA (Sp) La Ley Seca
22.01 – MADRID (Sp) Maravillas Club
23.01 – BARCELONE (Sp) Rocksound
24.01 – LE FARE (13) L’Humus
25.01 – MONTPELLIER (34) Secret Place
20.02 – BRUXELLES (Be) Psych Fest – Le Magazin 4
21.02 – GERARDMER (88) Festival Gérardm’Electric
22.02 – GENEVE (CH) Kalvingrad
27.02 – NEVERS (58) Le Café Charbon
05.03 – BORDEAUX (33) “Help Kampuchea” – I.Boat
09.03 – MUNICH (D) Feierwerk w/ Colour Haze & Radio Moscow
10.03 – KÖLN (D) Underground
11.03 – LEIPZIG (D) UT Connewitz
12.03 – BERLIN (D) Zukunft am Ostkreuz / Theatersall
13.03 – DRESDEN (D) Chemiefabrik
14.03 – WROCLAW (PL) Sound Depot
15.03 – WARSAW (PL) Klub Hydrozagadka
16.03 – GDANSK (PL) Wydzial Remontowy
17.03 – COPENHAGEN (DK) KB18
18.03 – SWEDEN TBA
19.03 – SWEDEN TBA
20.03 – OSLO (Nor) Vulkan Arena
21.03 – AALBORG (DK) 1000Fryd
22.03 – BREMEN (D) Römer
23.03 – TILBURG (NL) Little Devil
23.03 – TILBURG (NL) Little Devil
24.03 – UTRECHT (NL) DB’s Club
25.03 – DUNKERQUE (59) L’Entrepôt
26.03 – VILLENEUVE D’ASQ (59) La Ferme d’en Haut
15.08 – SAINT NOLFF (56) Motocultor Festival
Artwork by Markel Urrutia / Smoke Signals

“Stranded in Arcadia” is still available worldwide
as well as on marsredsky.bigcartel.com

www.facebook.com/marsredskyband
www.marsredsky.bandcamp.com
www.youtube.com/marsredsky
www.twitter.com/marsredsky1
www.listenable.net

Mars Red Sky, “Circles” official video

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