Thursday, September 10, 2015

Indian Handcrafts premiere track from forthcoming album, play Riot Fest then tour with Kylesa

"Sits right in the pocket of great melody and ripping guitar thunder, and feels perfect for your next beer-drinking, whiskey-swilling mixtape." -- Noisey

Canadian duo Indian Handcrafts premiere a new track from their forthcoming sophomore Sargent House album Creeps today via Stereogum. Hear and share the song "The Divider" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)

Indian Handcrafts play Riot Fest in Chicago this week, followed by the Toronto lineup of the multi-city festival. In October, the duo tours with Kylesa and Inter Arma throughout the eastern states. See complete dates below. 

Noisey recently premiered the first single from the album, "It's Late Queeny" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)

"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. iTunes pre-orders available here:

Sep 12 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest Chicago
Sep 20 - Toronto, ON @ 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 11 -  Nashville, TN @ Basement East **
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 21 -  Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus **
Oct 22 - Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall **
Oct 23 -  Richmond, VA @ Broadberry **
Oct 24 -  Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel **
Oct 25 -  Atlanta, GA @ The EARL **

** w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Irata

Artist: Indian Handcrafts
Album: Creeps
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: October 2, 2015

01. Down At The Docks
02. It's Late Queeny (STREAM)
03. Murderers For Hire
04. Brothers Underground
05. Maelstrom
06. Snake Mountain
07. The Divider (STREAM)
08. Degenerate Case
09. Rat Faced Snorter

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