Monday, September 28, 2015

Indian Handcrafts stream entire forthcoming album early, tour with Kylesa in October

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

"Feels indebted to some of hard rock and heavy metal’s most muscular acts - everything from KISS to Queens Of The Stone Age - without lapsing into pastiche or hero-worship. In fact, Indian Handcrafts adeptly steer away from obvious choices in favor of more exciting ones." -- Stereogum

Canadian duo Indian Handcrafts are streaming their forthcoming sophomore Sargent House album in its entirety starting today via Metal Injection. Hear and share the full album HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)

Indian Handcrafts also return to the road on October 6th supporting Kylesa. Please see complete dates below. 

Stereogum recently premiered the song "The Divider" HERENoisey previously debuted the first single from the album, "It's Late Queeny" 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:

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 15 -  Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle **
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 **
Nov 10 - London, ON @ Call The Office #
Nov 12 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews #
Nov 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Nether Bar #
Nov 14 - Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor #
Nov 16 - Saskatoon, SK @Vangelis #
Nov 17 - Edmonton, AB @ Mercury Room #
Nov 18 - Calgary, AB @ Broken City #
Nov 20 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall #

** w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Irata
# w/ Greys

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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