Canadian power-duo Indian Handcrafts premiere the first track from their forthcoming sophomore Sargent House album today via Noisey. Hear and share the song "It's Late Queeny" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)
Indian Handcrafts hit the road this fall, first with labelmates Mutoid Man (members of Cave In and Converge), followed by performances at Riot Fest Chicago and Toronto. Then, the duo picks up with Kylesa and Inter Arma in October. See complete dates below.
"The last one was our 70s album, this is our 80s album," jokes Indian Handcrafts drummer/vocalist Brandyn James Aikins. Although it's an offhand generalization, there's a good deal of accuracy to the jest. Whereas the Canadian duo's 2012 Sargent House debut Civil Disobedience for Losers was full of 70s style heavy groove within its drop-tuned riff-rollicking, Creeps has more sheen and steel. Or, while the previous album was more of a shag carpet lined party van, Creeps is a souped-up time-traveling Delorean.
The songs for Creeps came about quickly after the band had spent considerable time on tour, the two of them riding in a van -- er, time-traveling Delorean -- for hours on end. "On tour you're listening to everything all the time, going from Celtic Frost to Faster Pussycat," says guitarist/vocalist Daniel Brandon Allen. "It tends to work its way into the writing." The effects of that mindset opened them up to the musical twists and turns of the new album.
"It's anthemic at times," Allen says. "Hopefully listener friendly. It's kind of a mixed bag."
For Creeps the band once again teamed up with previous album engineer Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Tool), surreptitiously sneaking away from their Barrie, Ontario home for 10 days' recording at Kasai's new Sun Valley, CA studio Sound of Sirens. There the pair focused intently on distilling their ideas down to a 9-song, 44-minute can of whip ass labelled simply, Creeps.
Creeps will be available everywhere on LP, CD and download on October 2nd, 2015 via Sargent House.
INDIAN HANDCRAFTS TOUR - FALL 2015:
Aug 31 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 **
Sep 01 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill **
Sep 02 - Houston TX @ Rudyard's British Pub **
Sep 03 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective **
Sep 04 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar **
Sep 06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose **
Sep 12 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest Chicago
Sep 20 - Toronto, ON (CA) @ Riot Fest Toronto
Oct 06 - St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre ##
Oct 07 - Miami, FL @ Grand Central ##
Oct 08 - Orlando, FL @ The Social ##
Oct 09 - Savannah, GA @ The Jinx ##
Oct 10 - Asheville, NC @ New Mountain ##
Oct 13 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement ##
Oct 14 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme ##
Oct 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop ##
Oct 17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar ##
Oct 19 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall ##
Oct 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts ##
Oct 23 - Richmond, VA @ Broadberry ##
Oct 24 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel ##
Oct 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The EARL ##
** w/ Mutoid Man
## w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Irata
Artist: Indian Handcrafts
Record Label: Sargent House
Release Date: October, 2nd, 2015
01. Down At The Docks
02. It’s Late Queeny (STREAM)
03. Murderers For Hire
04. Brothers Underground
06. Snake Mountain
07. The Divider
08. Degenerate Case
09. Rat Faced Snorter
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