Abrams Announce West Coast Tour


It seemed reasonable to expect Denver, Colorado, trio Abrams would hit up the West Coast at some point after making their way east earlier this year. Next month they’ll begin and end with hometown shows at The Hi-Dive and play copious Californian and other dates in support of their 2015 debut full-length, Lust. Love. Loss. (review here), steeped in neo-prog heft and crisp rhythmic push.

They start out Oct. 16 and go till Nov. 1, as the PR wire informs:

abrams tour dates

West Coast Tour starts less than a month from today. We’re looking forward to seeing our old friends and family, as well as make some new ones out on the road. We’re coming for you, soon!

Abrams West Coast Tour Fall 2015:
10.16 Denver CO The Hi-Dive
10.17 Vernal UT Tattoo Shop
10.18 Billings MT Aesthetic Angry Tattoo
10.20 Seattle WA The LoFi
10.21 Portland OR The Kenton Club
10.22 Eugene OR The Wandering Goat
10.23 Sacramento CA Cafe Colonial
10.24 Oakland CA The Golden Bull
10.25 San Jose CA Back Bar SoFa
10.26 Fresno CA Dynamite Vinyl
10.27 Los Angeles CA 5 Star Bar
10.28 Long Beach CA Black Light District
10.29 Spring Valley CA The Bancroft
10.30 Tempe AZ 51 West
10.31 Santa Fe NM The Cave
11.01 Denver CO The Hi-Dive

The synergy of melody, groove, and bullet-train force displayed on Lust. Love. Loss. sets Abrams in line with heavy transcenders like Mastodon and Pelican. Drummer Michael Amster pushes forward with crisp, ghost-noted beats that nod to Dailor at his best; twin brother Zach Amster scrapes shimmering melodies and massive crunch out of his axe; Taylor Iversen’s basslines roll along like boulders down mountainsides.

When asked about their influences, the guys name-check heroes of post-hardcore like Fugazi and At the Drive-In. Indeed, Abrams’ sound could be perceived as a turbo-boosted, sludged-up incarnation of those bands’ spirits – driving and impassioned, traversing the spectrum of feeling, from mournful to triumphant.


Abrams, Lust. Love. Loss. (2015)

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