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"They have a foundation of psych, garage and desert-style rock that they can shape as they please, and the control they demonstrate over that bodes remarkably well." -- The Obelisk
"The Philistines' sound is both familiar and elusive, vintage but eclectic." -- The Kansas City Star
Kansas City sextet The Philistines stream their entire full length debut today via The Obelisk (North America) and It's Psychedelic Baby (Europe). Hear The Backbone of Night, which The Obelisk says careens around "a wide swath of heavy psychedelia, garage, desert and other assorted rocks," in its entirety HERE. (Direct Soundcloud).
Watch and share the band's energetic performance of album track "A Twitch of the Death Nerve" shot at KCPT TV in Kansas City, broadcast on 90.9 FM The Bridge via YouTube.
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, is available May 27th, 2016 on The Record Machine.
THE PHILISTINES LIVE:
05/27 Wichita, KS @ Kirby's
05/28 North Kansas City, MO @ Voodo Lounge
06/04 Kansas City, MO @ The Living Room - Album release party
06/23 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
07/02 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
08/25 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
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
08) Stygia (STREAM)
09) Get Inside
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