"The Philistines' sound is both familiar and elusive, vintage but eclectic." -- The Kansas City Star
Kansas City sextet The Philistines premiere the first track from their forthcoming full length debut today via New Noise Magazine. The song "A Twitch of the Death Nerve" is available to hear and share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)
With a barrage of spaced-out, razor-sharp guitars, a grooving rhythmic onslaught, and melodic keyboard tapestries, The Philistines take vintage ideas and form them into modern psychedelic sonic movements.
The six-piece group has made a name for itself with forceful, engaging live shows that match its provocative, bombastic rock sound. Since The Philistines' inception in late 2013, they have become one of Kansas City's most recognized bands, supporting prominent touring acts, playing prestigious music festivals (including Middle of the Map Fest, Crossroads Music Fest, and Alejandro Escovedo's SXSW Day Party), and receiving a healthy amount of accolades in the local media, all before releasing their first album.
In 2015, the band began touring throughout the Midwest and working on its debut LP with engineer/producer Paul Malinowski (of Shiner) at Massive Sound Studios. The highly anticipated album, The Backbone of Night, will be released on The Record Machine in Summer 2016.
THE PHILISTINES LIVE:
04/15 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
04/30 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon
05/05 Kansas City, MO @ Middle of the Map Fest
05/27 Wichita, KS @ Kirby’s
05/28 North Kansas City, MO @ Voodo Lounge
06/04 Kansas City, MO @ The Living Room
07/02 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
Artist: The Philistines
Album: The Backbone of Night
Label: The Record Machine
Release Date: May 27th, 2016
03) Radiation Drive
04) A Twitch of the Death Nerve (STREAM)
05) The Accretion Disco
07) A Heart Like Candy
09) Get Inside
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