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GODS & QUEENS touring Europe, losers skip their homeland… again

GODS & QUEENS are touring Europe, again. If you can, please go see them and then punch Jamie Getz in his fat head for never touring the damn states like a wimp and making us sit on these dust-collecting but totally awesome LPs. The jerk!

Seriously though, Ben the bassist is awesome and I’m sure whatever sucker they found to play drums is alright too. Go see these dudes, Euros!!

Wed, Nov 9 7:00 pm La Miroiterie Paris, France
Thu, Nov 10 7:00 pm Le Bar des Capucins Lyon, France
Fri, Nov 11 7:00 pm Edoné Bergamo, Italy
Sat, Nov 12 7:00 pm Arci Valverde Forli, Italy
Sun, Nov 13 7:00 pm Borederline Pisa, Italy
Mon, Nov 14 8:00 pm Voodoo Arci Club, Comacchio, Italy
Tues, Nov 15 8:00 pm MKC, Koper, Slovenia
Wed, Nov 16 10:00 am Radio Student FM 89,3 (Jamie Solo/Acoustic LOL) Ljublijana, Slovenia
Wed, Nov 16 7:00 pm Pekarna, Dvorana Gustaf Maribor, Slovenia
Thu, Nov 17 7:00 pm Menza Pri Koritu Ljubljana, Slovenia
Fri, Nov 18 7:00 pm Palah, Rijeka, Croatia
Sat, Nov 19 7:00 pm TBA Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovnia
Sun, Nov 20 Off (boring)
Mon, Nov 21 7:00 pm Venue TBA Split, Croatia
Tue, Nov 22 7:00 pm Széfra Budapest, Hungary
Weds, Nov 23 Vester 99, Vienna, Austria
Thurs, Nov 24 8:00 pm SUB, Graz, Austria
Fri, Nov 25 7:00 pm AZ Conni Dresden, Germany
Sat, Nov 26 3:00 pm Saechsischer Bahnhof Gera, Germany
Sun, Nov 27 3:00 pm Schokoladen Berlin, Germany *Early Show*
Mon, Nov 28 7:00 pm Exhaus Trier, Germany
Tue, Nov 29 7:00 pm Waldmeister Solingen, Germany
Wed, Nov 30 7:00 pm AZ Aachen, Germany
Thu, Dec 1 7:00 pm De Onderbroek Nijmegen, Netherlands
Fri, Dec 2 9:00 pm Secret Spot Oostende, Belgium
Sat, Dec 3 8:00 pm Vera Groningen, Netherlands *FREE SHOW*

GODS & QUEENS booking US tour, need assistance

Brooklyn/Philadelphia trio GOD & QUEENS are gearing up for an early summer US tour, but quote guitarist/vocalist Jamie Getz who is booking the tour:

“Everyone I used to deal with in my peer group has moved up/on/out, and either is done with it altogether, or they are now working at Live Nation, totally out of touch with anything DIY, or they are the “talent buyers” at medium sized clubs.”

This translates to the band needing help booking shows in your town. They will play your house/garage/basement/club/bar/restaurant/gallery/whatever. Here is their proposed itinerary:

05/28 – Lehigh Valley, PA
05/29 – Boston/Providence/Philly/Brooklyn
05/30 – Boston/Providence/Philly/Brooklyn
05/31 – Philly/Brooklyn
06/01 – DC/Baltimore
06/02 – DC/Richmond/SW VA
06/03 – Durham/Carboro NC
06/04 – Columbia SC/Atlanta GA
06/05 – Atlanta GA/Gainesville FL
06/06 – Miami/Delray FL
06/07 – Pensacola FL (somewhere FL)
06/08 – Birmingham/Mobile AL
06/09 – Mobile AL/ Arkansas? NOLA
06/10 – NOLA / Baton Rouge LA
06/11 – Baton Rouge LA/Houston TX/Day off to drive to AUSTIN
06/12 – Austin TX
06/13 – Austin TX
06/14 – San Antonio TX /Oklahoma City OK
06/15 – Omaha/Lincoln NB
06/16 – Des Moines / Iowa City IA
06/17 – Madison / La Crosse WI / Chicago IL
06/18 – Indianapolis IN / Louisville KY
06/19 – Louisville KY / Columbus OH
06/20 – Cleveland OH
06/21 – Pittsburgh/Erie PA

There you have it, not a bad tour. If you can help book them please email If you have not heard GODS & QUEENS there are a few songs posted on their myspace page:

In mildly related news, completely unprompted and without explanation, Getz also sent us the lyrics for GODS & QUEENS‘ “untitled” debut 12″+CD that was released on Robotic Empire earlier this year. No clue why these hardheads wouldn’t just include them with the album, but you can now find those here:

GODS & QUEENS press roundup

The initial wave of feedback for the GODS & QUEENS untitled debut 12″+CD has come in, and overall people seem to dig the band! This is good news to us because we don’t like releasing duds… so to stroke our & the band’s collective ego, please check out some of the kind words received thus far:

Decibel January 2009 – Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2008 (G&Q got #19)

Decibel Feature – December 2008

Rock Sound Feature – late 2008

Brooklyn Vegan – Feature (links externally)

SOME REVIEWS (link externally)
* Aversionline
* Boomkat
* Hanging Like A Hex (scroll down)
* Scene Point Blank

The band has been pretty consistent with posting translated reviews and other crap in their own blog, and have a boatload of live shows coming up, including their first European tour in April:

12/13/08 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott – w/ Angels Of Meth, Zozobra, Disappearer
01/18/09 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Community Center – w/ Sinaloa, Mistletoe, Might, Patrons Of Sweet
01/21/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Kyhber – w/ Blow Up Nihilist, Abominable Iron Sloth
04/01/09 – Giessen, Germany @ AK44 – w/ Drowning With Our Anchors
04/02/09 – Leipzig, Germany @ Zoro – w/ Drowning With Our Anchors & Zann
04/03/09 – Prague, Czech Republic @ V Jelen – w/ Drowning With Our Anchors
04/04/09 – Brno, Czech Republic @ Yacht Club – w/ Drowning With Our Anchors
04/05/09 – Cracow, Poland @ TBA – w/ Drowning With Our Anchors
04/06/09 – Warsaw, Poland @ TBA – w/ Drowning With Our Anchors
04/09/09 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ TBA
04/10/09 – Hamburg, Germany @ TBA
04/12/09 – Brighton, UK @ TBA
04/13/09 – Exceter, UK @ TBA
04/15/09 – Leeds, UK @ TBA
04/16/09 – Ostende, Belgium @ TBA
04/17/09 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ ACU
04/22/09 – Ljubljana, Slovenia @ TBA
04/24/09 – Vienna, Austria @ TBA
04/25/09 – Munich, Germany @ Kafe Kult – w/ Drowning With Our Anchors
04/27/09 – Aachen, Germany @ AZ

GODS & QUEENS untitled 12″+CD (both formats together) is available in the USA from Robotic Empire, in Europe from Adagio830 and online via iTunes.

Sample tracks and more information can be found on the band’s myspace page.

GODS & QUEENS untitled 12" pre-orders, plus Online Store updates!

We can’t rest on our laurels for long, so hot on the heels of releasing HELMS ALEE‘s Night Terror and TORCHE‘s second pressing of Meanderthal, we are very pleased to announce that the GODS & QUEENS untitled debut album is now available for pre-order!

For those unfamiliar with this relatively new group, the two songs posted should show a bit of the variety this trio has cooked up… but all seven songs on this sound pretty different from one another. Here’s the formal description we awkwardly conjured for this thing:

GODS & QUEENS debut with washes of reverb and echoes of shoegazer’s catchier moments. There’s mature inconsistency here… or in other words: fast songs, slow songs and one droning psychedelic blissfest. To semi-appropriately quote the band, “GODS & QUEENS is a three piece band from Brooklyn/Philadelphia who tried in vain to blatantly steal riffs and song patterns from some of their favorite bands (like HOOVER, LUNGFISH, JUNE OF 44, SPACEMAN 3 and the like)… but failed in every attempt. Instead here are seven songs that resemble nothing of who or what they were intended to be. A few have said it sounds like a low rent, super depressed version of FUGAZI, or QUICKSAND with out the start stop timing.” What this boils down to is that GODS & QUEENS is playing an abnormally dark blend of indie/shoegazer/whatever-people-want-to-call-it.

It might(/might not) also be worth mentioning that Jamie Getz from this band also used to be in VERSOMA, GET FUCKED, and LICKGOLDENSKY… amongst others. Robin Fowler also played in the later incarnation of VERSOMA and we have no idea what Ben Roysdon’s history is, as the guy is an enigma.

Not shipping out until about a week from now, we do have the records in-house now… so we are taking pre-orders. This turned out pretty damn sweet, and we made this as both the CD and vinyl LP formats package together in one gatefold sleeve. This is our first split label release in a many many years, but we’re stoked to work with longtime Euro-bros at Adagio830 / Bis Aufs Messer to present the GODS & QUEENS debut to you. Folks overseas in Europe should pick this jam up from them, but otherwise feel free to grab this now in the Robotic Empire Online Store.

This first pressing is all on colored vinyl, pressed in the following quantities:
* 425 copies on translucent purple (Robotic Empire / USA version)
* 425 copies on translucent orange (Adagio830 / Europe version)
* 150 copies on half clear / half translucent orange (band version)

Amped to get out there and finally tour a bit, GODS & QUEENS have some pretty kickass shows scheduled:

10/05 – Bethlehem, PA @ The Burners – w/ Weston
10/14 – New York, NY @ Rogan Store – w/ Fucked Up (as part of their 12-hour show)
10/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Pilam – w/ Monotonix
10/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa – w/ Young Widows, Tombs
10/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary – w/ Young Widows
10/28 – Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head – w/ Young Widows, The Wayward
10/29 – Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi – w/ Young Widows, Hex Machine, Mouthbreather
10/30 – Washington, DC @ The Girl Cave – w/ The Well
12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool – w/ Disappear

Besides this gnarly new release, the Robotic Empire Online Store has some small but powerful additions this week. Lots of HEAVY for the burly dawgs out there:

* A Fine Boat That Coffin – The Second Nail 12″ (Asymmetrie) – $16.99
* Baroness – First & Second CD (Hyperrealist) – $11.99
* Black Shape of Nexus – Microbarome – RED ORANGE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Adagio830) – $15.99
* Corrupted – Paso Inferior 12″ (Insolito) – $17.99
* Gods & Queens – untitled – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Jesu – Conqueror – GOLD COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Conspiracy) – $19.99
* Jesu – Conqueror 2×12″ (Conspiracy) – $19.99
* Mouth of the Architect / Kenoma – Split – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Gilead Media) – $12.99
* Mouth of the Architect / Kenoma – Split – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Gilead Media) – $12.99
* Nadja – Radiance Of Shadows 2×12″ (Conspiracy) – $19.99
* Nadja – Touched 2×12″ (Conspiracy) – $19.99
* Nadja – Truth Becomes Death 2×12″ (Conspiracy) – $19.99
* Rocky Votolato – A Brief History – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 10″ (Gilead Media) – $12.99
* Rocky Votolato – A Brief History – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 10″ (Gilead Media) – $12.99
* Suis La Lune – Quiet, Pull the Strings! – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Asymmetrie) – $16.99
* Thou – The Retaliation of the Immutable Force Of Nature – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Gilead Media) – $10.99

* Salome – Self-Titled CD (Vendetta) – $14.99
* Thou – Peasant CD (Autopsy Kitchen) – $10.99
* Thou – Tyrant CD (Gilead Media) – $10.99
* Who Calls So Loud – Self-Titled 2×10″ – COLORED VINYL – $14.99

Yep, a BURLY update to say the least… and check out this new GODS & QUEENS release if you like the sample songs posted, since it miraculously hasn’t leaked yet! Thanks, peace!

Robotic Empire – Online Store

GODS & QUEENS post another song, announce tour dates

Brooklyn/Philadelphia trio GODS & QUEENS have posted another new song from their untitled debut effort for Robotic Empire/Adagio830/Dead Format Cassettes. This second untitled track is two of seven total songs on the debut album, which will see a worldwide release on October 14th. The new song can be heard here:

GODS & QUEENS is also excited to announce their current upcoming tour dates, including several in support of YOUNG WIDOWS:
9/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas – w/ Intelligence, Hot Guts
10/05 – Bethlehem, PA @ The Burners – w/ Weston
10/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ PiLam – w/ Monotonix
10/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio – w/ Young Widows, Tombs
10/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary – w/ Young Widows
10/28 – Baltimore, MD @ The Talking Head – w/ Young Widows, The Wayward
10/29 – Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi – w/ Young Widows, Hex Machine, Mouthbreather 10/30 – Washington, DC @ TBA – w/ Well

Additional tour dates will be posted as they come in at the band’s myspace

GODS & QUEENS finish debut album, post first preview track

The Brooklyn/Philadelphia trio GODS & QUEENS have finished their debut album and the first preview track has been posted online here:

The untitled seven-song album was recorded by Jason LaFarge at Seizures Palace and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East. This will see an October 14th street date as a 12″+CD (both formats together) released by Robotic Empire in North America and Adagio830 in Europe. A cassette version will also be available from Dead Format Cassettes, and digital downloads will be available on iTunes, etc.