INTRCPTR Premieres “Sandstorms” At BrooklynVegan And Invisible Oranges As Debut EP Nears July Release

Jun 22 2017

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“I was driving through the desert, one-hundred-fifteen degrees out, I saw what looked to be a small swarm of bees hanging low on the road ahead, while plowing through it, at ninety miles per hour, it blinded me; turns out It was a sandstorm.” – Ben Carr

The maiden single from the debut by INTRCPTR, “Sandstorms,” is now playing through a co-premiere at partnered sites BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges, as the EP nears July release through Magic Bullet Records.

INTRCPTR is the impossibly brilliant pairing of guitarist Ben Carr and drummer Larry Herweg. Longtime veterans of ungodly catchy riffs within the framework of all things heavy, the duo does not disappoint in the slightest when it comes to one’s preconceptions of what becomes possible when collaborative inspiration between mutually-respected friends persists and persists.

Guitarist Ben Carr delves into the inspiration for new single, “I was driving through the desert, one-hundred-fifteen degrees out, I saw what looked to be a small swarm of bees hanging low on the road ahead, while plowing through it, at ninety miles per hour, it blinded me; turns out It was a sandstorm.”

Notes the write-up accompanying the track premiere, “If you dig Pelican and/or 5ive, you’re almost definitely gonna like this too. Like both of those bands, ‘Sandstorms’ has crisp sludge riffs and really knows how to keep your attention without any words.”

Get caught up in INTRCPTR’s “Sandstorms” at BrooklynVegan HERE and Invisible Oranges HERE.

Recorded and mixed by Gabe Van at Akira Audio and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, with artwork by Brian Montouri, I will be available on all digital and streaming platforms beginning July 21st, 2017, and Bandcamp preorders are now available RIGHT HERE.

INTRCPTR has scheduled a hometown record release show for just days after its release, the band set to play July 27th at Resident, alongside The Life And Times and Mossbreaker. Additional shows are being organized for the months ahead.

INTRCPTR Live:
7/27/2017 Resident – Los Angeles, CA *record release show w/ The Life And Times, Mossbreaker [info]

I is the first offering and initial exemplar of the lightning-like strikes of pure, unbridled creativity that can be captured in the proverbial bottle of INTRCPTR. Wide open, completely badass maelstroms of raw musicality sprint right out of the gates via the aptly-titled “Nightrider” and “Sandstorms.” Toward the latter, the rest of the album plays out almost in synchronicity to the type of long, desert drive that sticks in your brain and brings your shoulders down permanently thereafter. Recall Kyuss’ Welcome To Sky Valley and you’re certainly in the right headspace.

MEATWOUND: Raging Live Radio Performance Video Playing At Cvlt Nation; Band Adds To Summer Tour

Jun 22 2017

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Magic Bullet’s caustic Florida crushers MEATWOUND have just released a raging video of the band performing several tracks on their local radio show, lighting the studio up with several tracks from their newly-released second LP, Largo. The new footage is being broadcast from the Cvlt Nation headquarters.

Scope the footage of MEATWOUND live on WMNF 88.5 FM Tampa Bay at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

“Flesh Tag” from the Largo LP was also recently featured in an intense DigBMX video feature on pro BMX rider Matt Coplon playing RIGHT HERE.

MEATWOUND has added new tour dates to their Summer tour itinerary in support of Largo, which sees the band on the road for the second half of August, scorching their way up and down the East Coast, including shows with Bölzer, Trepaneringsritualen, Child Abuse, ASM, and more.

Largo is out now through Magic Bullet Records on purple vinyl LP and digital platforms; find ordering options HERE and HERE.

MEATWOUND – featuring members of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and more — delivers seven new songs of ungodly sonic devastation with Largo. While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding results this time around. As with their debut, the Largo LP was recorded by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and the record’s visuals were handled Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.

MEATWOUND Tour Dates:
8/19/2017 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
8/20/2017 house show – Greenville, SC
8/21/2017 Slims – Raleigh, NC
8/22/2017 TBA – Washington, DC
8/23/2017 TBA – Flemington, NJ
8/24/2017 AS220 – Providence, RI
8/25/2017 Century Bar – Philadelphia, PA
8/26/2017 Good Weekend – Allentown, PA
8/27/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/  Child Abuse
8/28/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Bölzer, Trepaneringsritualen, ASM [info]
8/29/2017 Static Age – Asheville, NC
8/30/2017 Shantytown Pub – Jacksonville, FL
8/31/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL w/ Bolzer, Trepaneringsritualen [info]

“…while the record is filthy enough to give you cholera, it’s a fuckfest of bass-powered noiserock and feedback-as-riffage. Something like Coalesce covering Daughters, or maybe it’s the other way around, but not even that really gets at the guts of this stuff.” – Decibel Magazine

“Largo gets in, gets out, and leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. MEATWOUND took the sound they introduced on Addio and made it faster, uglier and more vicious than one could have hoped for. Those looking for a good throttling would be foolish not to dive into MEATWOUND‘s singular, visceral world.” – Svbterranean

“What they do is part avalanche, part concrete-splitter, part acrobatic team (wearing steel-toed boots), part hummingbird the size of a condor (shut up, I’m doing this my way). They’re manic and punishing, but they’re also precise and inventive — and it’s loads of fun to listen to them cut loose…” – No Clean Singing

“Hell, at a scant 27 minutes and some change, Largo is a runaway truck that concusses you before you get a chance to notice its license plate number… In terms of making what appears to be hellish racket sound palatable and catchy, MEATWOUND brings Botch’s catalog to mind. Not a bad place to be.” – Ghost Cult Magazine

MEATWOUND Featured In DigBMX Video; Band Confirms New Tour Dates

Jun 10 2017

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A corrosive track from Tampa’s MEATWOUND and the band’s new Largo LP, is featured in a new video on DigBMX. The track “Flesh Tag” serves as an appropriately hard-hitting soundtrack for an intense video feature on pro BMX rider Matt Coplon.

See the video on the front page of DigBMX RIGHT HERE.

MEATWOUND has also booked new tour dates in support of Largo, including a Summer trek. The newly-confirmed tour routing sees the band on the road for the latter half of August, winding up and back south throughout most of the states on the East Coast.MEATWOUND also plays two local shows this weekend in Tampa – Friday, June 9th with Child Abuse, Golden Oriole, and Ethical Trash, and Saturday, June 10th with The Absence, Dead To Fall, and Queen of Ex — with additional shows in the works for the weeks ahead.

MEATWOUND – featuring members of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and more — delivers seven new songs of ungodly sonic devastation with Largo. While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding results this time around. As with their debut, the Largo LP was recorded by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and the record’s visuals were handled Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.

Largo is out now through Magic Bullet Records on purple vinyl LP and digital platforms; find ordering options HERE and HERE.

MEATWOUND Tour Dates:
6/09/2017 New World Brewery – Tampa, FL w/ Child Abuse, Golden Oriole, Ethical Trash [info]
6/10//2017 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ The Absence, Dead To Fall, Queen of Ex [info]
8/19/2017 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
8/20/2017 TBA – Columbus, SC
8/21/2017 Slims – Raleigh, NC
8/22/2017 TBA – Washington, DC
8/23/2017 TBA – Flemington, NJ
8/24/2017 AS220 – Providence, RI
8/25/2017 Century Bar – Philadelphia, PA
8/26/2017 Good Weekend – Allentown, PA
8/27/2017 TBA – New York, NY
8/28/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Bölzer, Trepaneringsritualen, ASM [info]
8/29/2017 Static Age – Asheville, NC
8/30/2017 Shantytown Pub – Jacksonville, FL
8/31/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL w/ Bolzer, Trepaneringsritualen [info]

Virginia’s Pageninetynine and Majority Rule Reform, Announce Seven Day Tour to Support Progressive Groups

Jun 01 2017

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Sterling, VA , June 1, 2017 – Legendary punk bands and longtime friends pageninetynine and Majority Rule are announcing a joint tour this September on the east coast. These two bands, hailing originally from northern Virginia, decided to reform (in Majority Rule’s case, after thirteen years) for a special and urgent reason – to mobilize concert goers concerned about the political climate in this country.

Each show will benefit a local grassroots organization on the frontlines fighting for civil rights, LGBT rights, youth rights, immigrant and refugee rights, and reproductive rights and justice.

The shows are as follows:

Sept. 21 – Broadberry, Richmond, VA to benefit Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project

Sept. 22 – St. Stephen’s, Washington, DC to benefit Casa Ruby

Sept. 23 – Baltimore, MD to benefit 901 Arts

Sept. 24 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA to benefit Juntos

Sept. 25 – St. Vitus, New York City, NY to benefit New Sanctuary Movement NYC

Sept. 26 – Goldsounds, New York City, NY to benefit New York Legal Assistance Group

Sept. 27 – Great Scott, Boston, MA to benefit the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Action Coalition

Majority Rule and pageninetynine garnered a cult following in the 2000s, touring relentlessly in the U.S., Canada and Europe – often together. They released a split LP and often shared members and vocal duties. In large part, the bands were fueled by a love of their community in northern Virginia.

Through these shows, they aim to share a broader love for community in general. Beneficiary organizations will be tabling and speaking at events, and members of the band are available for comment about why they are choosing to organize a series of DIY punk shows as a site of resistance. Not only do the bands want showgoers to attend – they hope people will walk away from these events with a sense of how they can participate in building communities where people stand up for others through decisive action.

More information can be found at www.majrule.com and photos/interviews are available on request.

INTRCPTR: Los Angeles Duo To Release Debut In July

Jun 01 2017

INTRCPTR_3530 [photo by Marfa Capodanno][photo by Marfa Capodanno]

INTRCPTR is the impossibly brilliant pairing of guitarist Ben Carr and drummer Larry Herweg. Longtime veterans of ungodly catchy riffs within the framework of all things heavy, the duo does not disappoint in the slightest when it comes to one’s preconceptions of what becomes possible when collaborative inspiration between mutually-respected friends persists and persists.

I is the first offering and initial exemplar of the lightning-like strikes of pure, unbridled creativity that can be captured in the proverbial bottle of INTRCPTR. Wide open, completely badass maelstroms of raw musicality sprint right out of the gates via the aptly-titled “Nightrider” and “Sandstorms.” Toward the latter, the rest of the album plays out almost in synchronicity to the type of long, desert drive that sticks in your brain and brings your shoulders down permanently thereafter. Recall Kyuss’ Welcome To Sky Valley and you’re certainly in the right headspace.

Recorded and mixed by Gabe Van at Akira Audio and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, with artwork by Brian Montouri, I will be available on all digital and streaming platforms beginning July 21st, 2017, and Bandcamp preorders are now available RIGHT HERE.

See live videos of INTRCPTR performing the track “Nightrider” HERE and “Sandstorms” HERE. Stand by for audio samples from the record to be issued shortly.

I Track Listing:
1. Nightrider
2. Sandstorm
3. Ruby
4. Turbines
5. Watchmaker

INTRCPTR has scheduled a hometown record release show for just days after its release, the band set to play July 27th at Resident, alongside The Life And Times and Mossbreaker. Additional shows are being organized for the months ahead.

INTRCPTR Live:
7/27/2017 Resident – Los Angeles, CA *record release show w/ The Life And Times, Mossbreaker [info]

INTRCPTR:
Ben Carr – Guitars
Larry Herweg – Drums

NY IN 64 “The Gentle Indifference Of The Night” Streaming At Decibel Magazine; LP Out Now

May 26 2017

NY in 64 2017 1_web [photo by Kimberly Tam-Rheam][photo by Kimberly Tam-Rheam]

New Jersey-based instrumental outfit NY IN 64 — formed by members of 1990s screamo act You And I, and prog metal troupe East Of The Wall — will release their second album, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night, through Magic Bullet Records tomorrow.

Decibel Magazine is now streaming the entire LP, the accompanying write-up noting, “A textured and dynamic album, NY IN 64 combine hardcore, progressive rock and post-rock elements to create an album that stands on its own without vocals. NY IN 64 have evolved from their first, self-titled album, delving further into the fusion of raw hardcore and refined post-rock sounds, creating heavier riffs but also bigger hooks and melodies. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself humming along throughout your day.”

Hear as NY IN 64 lets their instruments do the talking and stream The Gentle Indifference Of The Night at Decibel RIGHT HERE.

NY IN 64 also released a new video for the LP’s intense “Couldn’t Be Saved” which is playing HERE.

The Gentle Indifference Of The Night sees release on all digital platforms and on translucent blue LP through Magic Bullet Records tomorrow, May 26th; find LP preorders at the label webshop HERE and digital/LP preorders at Bandcamp HERE.

In conjunction with the LP’s release, NY IN 64 has booked a record release weekend, which sees them playing Flemington, New Jersey on release day tomorrow, followed with a show in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday, closing the jaunt with a show in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday. Additional tour dates will be booked in the weeks ahead.

NY IN 64 The Gentle Indifference Of The Night release weekend:
5/26/2017 Flemington DIY – Flemington, NJ
5/27/2017 Psychic Readings – Providence, RI
5/28/2017 Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, NY

The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled debut documents NY IN 64 pushing their sonic template to new heights, realizing an even more refined and uniquely inspired style of instrumental hardcore aggression. The hooks are bigger, the musicianship has broken through the ceiling, the dynamics are deeper and far more textured. The album’s guitars and bass were recorded by Chris Alfano at Volume Fact, the drums and additional guitars recorded by John Ferrara at Portrait Recording Studios. The record was mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and its layout completed with photography by Justin Hock and layout by the band and Brent Eyestone. With six new movements, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night is a triumph of an album that truly sounds like no other.

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NY IN 64 “Couldn’t Be Saved” Music Video Premiere

May 22 2017

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Magic Bullet Records is proud to present the official music video for NY IN 64’s “Couldn’t Be Saved,” the first track from the album The Gentle Indifference of the Night (available everywhere on Friday, May 26).

Directed by Michael Englisis, the video clocks in at just over six minutes and is an exhilarating romp though life, death, and everything in between. In all earnestness, it’s one of best DIY music videos we’ve had the opportunity to watch and it’s an honor to be able to share it with everyone in advance of the album’s official release date.

To check out the “Couldn’t Be Saved” music video, go here.

To order The Gentle Indifference of the Night LP on translucent blue vinyl, go here.

Spotify/Apple Music users can stream the album endlessly beginning on Friday, May 26.

Thank you.

NY IN 64: Metal Injection Debuts “The Endless Spiral” From “The Gentle Indifference Of The Night” LP

May 13 2017

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NY IN 64, the instrumental act formed by members of 1990s screamo champs You And I, and contemporary prog metal heavies East Of The Wall, present a new single from their Magic Bullet Records-bound second album, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night. The new song comes forth through an exclusive premiere of “The Endless Spiral,” hosted by Metal Injection.

“NJ-based instrumental hardcore outfit NY IN 64 has proven itself absolutely worthy of praise with its debut album, and the band is back to earn that praise once more with its new song ‘The Endless Spiral,’ issues Metal Injection, continuing, “I guarantee you’re going to listen to this track a few times today, and you’re likely going to get a little annoyed every time when it’s over.”

NY IN 64 guitarist Chris Alfano offers on the new track, “’The Endless Spiral’ followed a pattern common to about half of our songs: The first two thirds assembled themselves pretty effortlessly (after a quick modification where we took the first notey riff and altered it to be more melodic), and then the final third required a couple sessions of re-writing. I think we have two alternate endings archived deep in the rehearsal backup hard drive partition, spinning with the energy of what could have been, but wasn’t. Somewhere, in a parallel universe, we listened to the final mixes of this record and ruminated that, ‘this jam kicks ass, but it’s too bad we couldn’t stick the landing.’ Also, apparently, we call songs ‘jams’ in that alternate universe. Weird.”

Follow the pattern of NY IN 64‘s “The Endless Spiral” only at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.

Stream the previously-released “50 Lbs Of Ash” At New Noise Magazine HERE.

Magic Bullet Records will release The Gentle Indifference Of The Night on translucent blue vinyl and all digital platforms on May 26th; find LP preorders at the label webshop HERE and digital/LP preorders at Bandcamp HERE.

Several videos from The Gentle Indifference Of The Night are nearing completion. NY IN 64 has booked a record release weekend May 26th through 28th with shows in Flemington, Providence, and Brooklyn, and new tour dates are being planned as well.

NY IN 64 The Gentle Indifference Of The Night release weekend:
5/26/2017 Flemington DIY – Flemington, NJ
5/27/2017 Psychic Readings – Providence, RI
5/28/2017 Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, NY

NY IN 64 unites current and former members of New Jersey bands, You and I, The Assistant, Capacities, East Of The Wall, The Postman Syndrome, Argonauts, El Drugstore, This Ship Will Sink, Black Kites, and others, the band founded by Justin Hock and Thomas Schlatter, who were both part of cult ‘90s screamo band, You And I. After taking a fifteen-year hiatus from writing music together, the two began laying down the framework for this new outfit, recruiting Chris Alfano and Seth Rheam, both veterans of many acts, most notably current members of East Of The Wall. Barren of vocals, the band’s music seamlessly melds the vibrant, youthful vigor of punk and hardcore with challenging and provoking elements of progressive and post-rock, injecting the energy and enthusiasm of a basement show into a more refined musical composition.

The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled debut documents NY IN 64 pushing their sonic template to new heights, realizing an even more refined and uniquely inspired style of instrumental hardcore aggression. The hooks are bigger, the musicianship has broken through the ceiling, the dynamics are deeper and far more textured. The album’s guitars and bass were recorded by Chris Alfano at Volume Fact, the drums and additional guitars recorded by John Ferrara at Portrait Recording Studios. The record was mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and its layout completed with photography by Justin Hock and layout by the band and Brent Eyestone. With six new movements, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night is a triumph of an album that truly sounds like no other.

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NY64 Record Release Flyer

MEATWOUND: Largo LP From Caustic Florida Crew Playing At New Noise Magazine; Album Out Friday

May 12 2017

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MEATWOUND — the outfit forged out of the Florida swamps by a cast of scene vets hailing from Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and more — will release their second LP, Largo, through Magic Bullet Records this Friday, and New Noise Magazine has taken the opportunity to stream the entire record early.

Taste the awesome infection of MEATWOUND’s savage Largo via New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

The follow-up to their critically-acclaimed 2015-released Addio debut, MEATWOUND delivers seven new songs of ungodly sonic devastation with Largo. While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding results this time around. As with their debut, the Largo LP was recorded by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound, and the record’s visuals were handled Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.

Largo will be issued through Magic Bullet Records on purple vinyl LP and digital platforms this Friday, May 12th; find preorder options HERE and HERE.

MEATWOUND Live:
5/12/2017 American Legion Post 111 – Tampa, FL *Largo release show w/ Thunderclap, Shot [info]
5/13/2017 High Dive – Gainesville, FL w/ Thunderclap, Dozier [info]
6/10//2017 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ The Absence, Dead To Fall, Queen of Ex [info]

“…while the record is filthy enough to give you cholera, it’s a fuckfest of bass-powered noiserock and feedback-as-riffage. Something like Coalesce covering Daughters, or maybe it’s the other way around, but not even that really gets at the guts of this stuff.” – Decibel Magazine

“Largo gets in, gets out, and leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. MEATWOUND took the sound they introduced on Addio and made it faster, uglier and more vicious than one could have hoped for. Those looking for a good throttling would be foolish not to dive into MEATWOUND‘s singular, visceral world.” – Svbterranean

“What they do is part avalanche, part concrete-splitter, part acrobatic team (wearing steel-toed boots), part hummingbird the size of a condor (shut up, I’m doing this my way). They’re manic and punishing, but they’re also precise and inventive — and it’s loads of fun to listen to them cut loose…” – No Clean Singing

“Hell, at a scant 27 minutes and some change, Largo is a runaway truck that concusses you before you get a chance to notice its license plate number… In terms of making what appears to be hellish racket sound palatable and catchy, MEATWOUND brings Botch’s catalog to mind. Not a bad place to be.” – Ghost Cult Magazine

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NY IN 64 Premieres “50 Lbs. Of Ash” Through New Noise Magazine; The Gentle Indifference Of The Night LP Due In Late May

May 03 2017

NY in 64 2017 1_web [photo by Kimberly Tam-Rheam][photo by Kimberly Tam-Rheam]

New Jersey-based instrumental hardcore outfit NY IN 64 has released the first single from their impending second album, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night, which is nearing release later this month through Magic Bullet Records. The first example of the record’s lush riffs and tones is on display with “50 Lbs Of Ash,” which sees its debut through New Noise Magazine.

Offers guitarist Chris Alfano with the premiere, “For roughly a year and a half or so, NY IN 64has been in a long-distance relationship. Our bassist, Tom, moved to Albany, New York from New Jersey, but we were determined to keep the band going. ‘50 Lbs of Ash’ was the first song we wrote in full after transitioning to a new way of doing things, which involved sending recordings back and forth and then cramming things into longer weekend sessions when we were able to get all four of us in the room. So I remember being especially happy with the way this one turned out – not just because it covers so much ground (from quiet and creepy, to us at our heaviest, to triumphant harmonies), but also because we wrote one of our best songs in spite of working around new logistical challenges. So uh…high-fives all around, I guess?”

Check out NY IN 64’s “50 Lbs Of Ash” At New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Magic Bullet Records will release The Gentle Indifference Of The Night on translucent blue vinyl and all digital platforms on May 26th; find LP preorders at the label webshop HERE and digital/LP preorders at Bandcamp HERE.

Several videos from The Gentle Indifference Of The Night are nearing completion. NY IN 64 has booked a record release weekend May 26th through 28th with shows in Flemington, Providence, and Brooklyn, and new tour dates are being planned as well.

NY IN 64 The Gentle Indifference Of The Night release weekend:
5/26/2017 Flemington DIY – Flemington, NJ
5/27/2017 Psychic Readings – Providence, RI
5/28/2017 Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, NY

NY IN 64 unites current and former members of New Jersey bands, You and I, The Assistant, Capacities, East Of The Wall, The Postman Syndrome, Argonauts, El Drugstore, This Ship Will Sink, Black Kites, and others, the band founded by Justin Hock and Thomas Schlatter, who were both part of cult ‘90s screamo band, You And I. After taking a fifteen-year hiatus from writing music together, the two began laying down the framework for this new outfit, recruiting Chris Alfano and Seth Rheam, both veterans of many acts, most notably current members of East Of The Wall. Barren of vocals, the band’s music seamlessly melds the vibrant, youthful vigor of punk and hardcore with challenging and provoking elements of progressive and post-rock, injecting the energy and enthusiasm of a basement show into a more refined musical composition.

The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled debut documents NY IN 64 pushing their sonic template to new heights, realizing an even more refined and uniquely inspired style of instrumental hardcore aggression. The hooks are bigger, the musicianship has broken through the ceiling, the dynamics are deeper and far more textured. The album’s guitars and bass were recorded by Chris Alfano at Volume Fact, the drums and additional guitars recorded by John Ferrara at Portrait Recording Studios. The record was mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and its layout completed with photography by Justin Hock and layout by the band and Brent Eyestone. With six new movements, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night is a triumph of an album that truly sounds like no other.

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MEATWOUND: Decibel Magazine Now Playing “Reproductive Blues”

Apr 19 2017

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As MEATWOUND preps their infectious/infected second LP, Largo, for release through Magic Bullet Records in the coming weeks, Decibel Magazine has championed the new album with a stream of its gnarled “Reproductive Blues.”

Of these “Reproductive Blues,” MEATWOUND Daniel Shook offers, “Fundamentalists and politicians don’t like abortions. They also don’t like birth control or sex education. If you honestly want to stop abortions, those things are proven to reduce abortions more effectively than prayer or highway billboards. It’s almost like they want to keep the world stepping over endless unwanted babies. Round about twenty-three years ago, Initial State made an LP and the song ‘Feast’ has stuck with me ever since. The first line: ‘You would bring another into the vile machine/One more mouth among the billions to hang agape in need’… I think it was the first song I heard that was specifically about overpopulation.”

Decibel’s intel on Largo includes, “while the record is filthy enough to give you cholera, it’s a fuckfest of bass-powered noiserock and feedback-as-riffage. Something like Coalesce covering Daughters, or maybe it’s the other way around, but not even that really gets at the guts of this stuff.” The report issues that “Reproduction Blues” is, “as blunt and addictive as the remaining six tracks on the album, a bath-salted cruise through some rhythmic, unforgiving wasteland.”

Allow MEATWOUND to sterilize your “Reproductive Blues” at THIS LOCATION.

Stream Largo’s lead track “Séance” at No Clean Singing HERE.

Largo will be issued through Magic Bullet Records on purple vinyl LP and digital platforms on May 12th; Preorders are available HERE and HERE. Additional audio samples and a video for the album’s “Pigs” will be issued shortly.

Largo is the second LP offering from MEATWOUND, the outfit’s depraved cast comprised of punk/hardcore scene veterans collectively hailing from the likes of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and others. After a successful run in support of their critically-acclaimed Addio debut, the band delivers seven new songs of ungodly sonic devastation with Largo. While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding results this time around. The aural attack has once again been captured by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, just south of Largo, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. As with the debut, the visuals have once again been executed by former Florida Man Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.

MEATWOUND Live:
5/08/2017 WMNF 88.5 FM radio performance
5/12/2017 American Legion Post 111 – Tampa, FL *Largo release show w/ Thunderclap, Shot
5/13/2017 High Dive – Gainesville, FL w/ Thunderclap, Dozier [info]
6/10//2017 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ The Absence, Dead To Fall, Queen of Ex [info]

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NY IN 64 Confirms The Gentle Indifference Of The Night LP

Apr 12 2017

[photo by Black Dunes Photography][photo by Black Dunes Photography]

New Jersey-based instrumental hardcore outfit NY IN 64 presents their expansive second album, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night, completing the album for immediate release this May through Magic Bullet Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled debut documents NY IN 64 pushing their sonic template to new heights, realizing an even more refined and uniquely inspired style of instrumental hardcore aggression. The hooks are bigger, the musicianship has broken through the ceiling, the dynamics are deeper and far more textured. The album’s guitars and bass were recorded by Chris Alfano at Volume Fact, the drums and additional guitars recorded by John Ferrara at Portrait Recording Studios. The record was mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and its layout completed with photography by Justin Hock and layout by the band and Brent Eyestone. With six new movements, The Gentle Indifference Of The Night is a triumph of an album that truly sounds like no other.

Magic Bullet will release The Gentle Indifference Of The Night on translucent blue vinyl and all digital platforms on May 26th; digital preorders have been posted HERE. Stand by for vinyl preorders as well as audio singles to be dispatched in the coming days, with several videos from the album nearing completion and tour dates being planned as well.

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The Gentle Indifference Of The Night Track Listing:
1. Couldn’t Be Saved
2. The Endless Spiral
3. It Gets Worse
4. Don’t Breathe Out
5. 50 Lbs. Of Ash
6. Her Chosen Hell

NY IN 64 unites current and former members of New Jersey bands, You and I, The Assistant, Capacities, East Of The Wall, The Postman Syndrome, Argonauts, El Drugstore, This Ship Will Sink, Black Kites, and others, the band founded by Justin Hock and Thomas Schlatter, who were both part of cult ‘90s screamo band, You And I. After taking a fifteen-year hiatus from writing music together, the two began laying down the framework for this new outfit, recruiting Chris Alfano and Seth Rheam, both veterans of many acts, most notably current members of East Of The Wall. Barren of vocals, the band’s music seamlessly melds the vibrant, youthful vigor of punk and hardcore with challenging and provoking elements of progressive and post-rock, injecting the energy and enthusiasm of a basement show into a more refined musical composition.

NY IN 64:
Justin Hock – guitars
Thomas Schlatter – bass
Chris Alfano – guitars
Seth Rheam – drums

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