audiObelisk: Stream Exclusive Live Version of Borracho’s “Grab the Reins”; Tour Dates Announced

“Grab the Reins” was a highlight of Washington D.C. heavy lifters Borracho‘s 2011 full-length debut, Splitting Sky. The album (review here) has continued to earn the band a reputation for thickened grooves and if this live version of the track proves anything it’s that the record was no fluke. Borracho will be heading out for a couple shows — in D.C., Philly and Boston — before appearing at day four of this year’s Stoner Hands of Doom fest in New London, CT, and to give a taste of their tourly wares, they’ve graciously granted me permission to host the song for streamy-type goodness.

And if you’ve got 11 minutes to dedicate to groove, I can think of few finer uses for that time than this one. The band, who also recently appeared on Ripple Effect’s digital anniversary compilation, will be using this recording of “Grab the Reins” on a Strange Magic Records 10″ as the B-side to the previously CD-only “Plunge/Return.” That’ll be out this fall, and until then, this is the only way to hear the song, so please enjoy the stream on the player below, followed by a press release with the tour info and more on Borracho‘s latest doings:

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Borracho to tour Northeast US, play Stoner Hands of Doom XII, and premiere track

Capital city stoner rock torch-bearers Borracho will end out the summer of 2012 on the road, kicking off a Labor Day weekend road trip in their hometown before visiting Philadelphia, Boston, and capping it off with an appearance at the Stoner Hands of Doom XII (SHoD) festival in New London, CT.

For the unconverted, Borracho’s 2011 debut Splitting Sky made a strong impression, hauling in gushing review after review, and boasting inclusion in ten end-of-year top album lists. Upon its release The Washington Post, gushed “Borracho has mastered the delivery of an infectious hook. ‘Splitting Sky’ is bursting with catchy riffs and skilled playing.” Heavy Planet proclaimed it “an instant classic,” The Ripple Effect dubbed it “an epic, earsplitting fuzz-fest,“ and The Sludgelord predicted “This album is going to be a classic of the genre. No question about it.” The band has since released a 7” single and video for album standout track “Concentric Circles,” and an enchanting video for “All in Play,” and plan a 10” single/EP release for late this year.

This will be the band’s second appearance at the SHoD festival, and the Tres Hombres tour will bring them to the city of brotherly love and New England for the first time. They’ll be joined in DC and Philly by One Inch Giant from Gothenburg Sweden, Philly and Boston by Black Thai from Boston, and Boston and SHoD by Fire Faithful from Richmond VA. Rest assured, every single stop will bring a kinetic display of fuzz and fury, matching geographically diverse bands who can crush skulls in their own unique ways. Don’t miss this show when it comes to your town.

Today The Obelisk premieres a previously unreleased live recording of the band’s epic solute to apathy, “Grab the Reins.” Visit The Obelisk now for the exclusive stream. Borracho also contributed a track to a new digital compilation,The Ripple Effect Presents: Volume One – Head Music.” A previously unreleased live version of “All in Play” is available exclusively on the comp, and the entire collection is a free download. Both tracks were recorded in Washington, D.C. in December 2011 by Frank Marchand, who manned the faders for the recording of Splitting Sky. These live tracks offer fans who have not had an opportunity to see the band perform live a chance to hear how they bring it on stage. Don’t miss them when they hit a stage near you!

BORRACHO ON TOUR:

August 30, 2012 – 8:00 PM
DC9
Washington, D.C.
w/ One Inch Giant & Auroboros

August 31, 2012 – 8:00 PM
Gunners Run
Philadelphia, PA
w/ Black Thai & One Inch Giant

September 1, 2012 – 8:00 PM
O’Brien’s Pub
Allston, MA
w/ Black Thai & Fire Faithful

September 2, 2012 – 1:00 PM
Stoner Hands of Doom XII
El n’ Gee Club
New London, CT
w/ Iron Man, Black Pyramid, Elder, & more!

October 26, 2012 – 8:00 PM
Autumn Screams Doom Festival
Sidebar Tavern
Baltimore, MD
w/ Earthride, Elder, & more!

For more information on the band, reviews, and music, visit their website at www.borrachomusic.com.

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