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Virginia’s pageninetynine and Majority Rule reform & announce seven-date benefit tour!

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Pretty damn stoked that 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, are reforming (in Majority Rule’s case, after thirteen years) for a special and urgent reason – to mobilize those 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 at times 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

Archival songs from City of Caterpillar now available

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City of Caterpillar has digitally released archival recordings from 2001-2002, including a lost song recorded during their self-titled album session but initially shelved due to vinyl side-length limitations.

“As the Curtains Dim; (little white lie)” joins the two songs from ‘A Split Personality’ split 7″ with pg99, remastered in 2016 for a fuller sound, across all main digital services.

Listen to City of Caterpillar at:

Bandcamphttps://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com

iTuneshttps://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/city-of-caterpillar/id14942896?app=itunes

Apple Musichttps://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/city-of-caterpillar/id14942896?mt=1&app=music

Amazon Musichttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SQ0UBPU

Google Playhttps://play.google.com/store/music/artist/City_of_Caterpillar?id=Aas66nbqfoo7zvzzqukm36ofatq

Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/6zRqJkcK9YW5muISa2kwZR

This accompanies the announcement of five additional reunion shows in January 2017, extending their previously announced (now sold out) tour dates. New shows added in Richmond, Boston, Rochester, Chicago and Detroit now have tickets available at the following locations:

Thur. Jan. 12: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Malady & Virginia Creep – ON SALE NOW
Fri. Jan. 13: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Bermuda Triangles & Big No – SOLD OUT
Sat. Jan. 14: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ Pinkwash & HIRS – SOLD OUT
Sun. Jan. 15: Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Pygmy Lush & Malady – SOLD OUT
Mon. Jan. 16: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Big Hush & Ghastly City Sleep – SOLD OUT
Tues. Jan. 17: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Virginia Creep, Suppression & Skulk Kits – SOLD OUT
Wed. Jan. 18: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall w/ The Saddest Landscape & Kindling – ON SALE NOW
Thurs. Jan. 19: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar w/ Green Dream & Coming Down – ON SALE NOW
Fri. Jan. 20: Detroit, MI @ El Club w/ Reverend & Touch – ON SALE NOW
Sat. Jan. 21: Chicago, IL @ Reggies w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars – ON SALE NOW

City of Caterpillar announce additional reunion shows, release lost song

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One month after announcing their first live performances in 13 years, City of Caterpillar unveil a previously unreleased song and additional reunion shows in Richmond, Boston, Rochester, Detroit & Chicago for January 2017.

These five dates have been added to the recently announced (now sold out) reunion shows, with details as follow:

  • Thur. Jan. 12: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Malady & Virginia Creep – ON SALE
  • Fri. Jan. 13: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Bermuda Triangles & Big No – SOLD OUT
  • Sat. Jan. 14: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ Pinkwash & HIRS – SOLD OUT
  • Sun. Jan. 15: Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Pygmy Lush & Malady – SOLD OUT
  • Mon. Jan. 16: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Big Hush & Ghastly City Sleep – SOLD OUT
  • Tues. Jan. 17: NYC @ Saint Vitus w/ Virginia Creep, Suppression & Skulk Kits – SOLD OUT
  • Wed. Jan. 18: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall w/ The Saddest Landscape & Kindling – ON SALE
  • Thurs. Jan. 19: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar w/ Green Dream & Coming Down – ON SALE
  • Fri. Jan. 20: Detroit, MI @ El Club w/ Reverend & Touch – ON SALE
  • Sat. Jan. 21: Chicago, IL @ Reggies w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars – ON SALE

Additionally premiering today via NPR, is a long lost song recorded during the band’s self-titled album sessions but shelved due to vinyl length limitations. 14+ years later, “As the Curtains Dim; (little white lie)” is now available to listen via NPR’s ‘All Songs Considered’ segment, who called the song “classic City Of Caterpillar, set in a heavy and gloomy groove… scattered by jigsaw puzzle melodies and droning overtones“. Read more / listen here:

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/11/13/501595372/hear-city-of-caterpillars-previously-unreleased-song-as-the-curtains-dim

“As the Curtains Dim; (little white lie)” will be available everywhere this Friday, November 18th. Digital pre-orders are now live:

iTuneshttps://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/as-curtains-dim-little-white/id1173761526?app=itunes
Bandcamphttps://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/as-the-curtains-dim-little-white-lie

In addition, two early City of Caterpillar recordings originally released on ‘A Split Personality’ split 7″ with pg.99 have finally been mastered, also set for digital release everywhere this Friday with pre-orders available here:

iTuneshttps://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/innocent-face-ghosts-shadows/id1173763469?app=itunes
Bandcamphttps://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/an-innocent-face-the-ghosts-of-shadows-passing-in-city-streets

Related Links:
Download City of Caterpillar – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/

Stream City of Caterpillar – https://open.spotify.com/artist/6zRqJkcK9YW5muISa2kwZR

Live footage – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOj7znern1UVqDxCkqoqKESZzSN_J87bG

City of Caterpillar announces reunion shows

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Over a dozen years after disbanding, the long defunct City of Caterpillar announce a string of reunion shows for early 2017.
 
The quartet initially formed in Richmond, Virginia in 2000, carving out a handful of demos and EPs before releasing their sole, self-titled album in 2002. Renown for an innovative combination of punk rock, emotional hardcore and dramatic instrumental crescendos, City of Caterpillar disbanded in late 2003 but went on to endure a postmortem legacy shared by few of their peers.
 
Posthumously, Pitchfork referred to them as a band “who successfully blended abstract-rock with hardcore immediacy” while All Music elaborated “The band’s moody, sometimes spastic, sometimes brooding breed of dark rock is both well-written and timeless — spacy expressionism and straight-to-the-heart honesty. Albums of this breed only come along a few times in a genre.
 
In 2015, renewed interest in the band grew with digital reissues of their LP and Demo + Live Recording collection, followed by a 2016 vinyl reissue of the landmark self-tited LP.
 
Vice’s music outlet Noisey recently revisited the group in a lengthy retrospective feature, saying that City of Caterpillarencompassed an era” and “strangled…stretched, and mutated screamo until it reflected both the shattering chaos and the eerie quietude of its time“.
 
Performing for the first time in 13 years with their classic lineup of Brandon Evans (guitar/vocals), Kevin Longendyke (bass/vocals), Jeff Kane (guitar) and Ryan Parrish (drums), City of Caterpillar have scheduled four East Coast shows with a slew of longtime friends’ bands supporting:
 
Friday, January 13th 2017 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Bermuda Triangles, Big No – 8pm, $15, 18+
 
Saturday, January 14th 2017 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ HIRS, Pinkwash – $15, 21+
 
Sunday, January 15th 2017 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage w/ Pygmy Lush, Malady – $15, All Ages
 
Monday, January 16th 2017 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Big Hush, Ghastly City Sleep – $15, 21+
 
Tickets for all shows are available via:
 
 
Philadelphia – https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1360923?utm_medium=bks (tickets on sale 12pm EST)
 
DC – https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1361287?utm_medium=bks (tickets on sale Thursday, 12pm EST)
 
 
 
Relevant Links:
Download City of Caterpillar – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/
 
 
 

CREATION IS CRUCIFIXION returns with live appearance and new release

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photo by Roel Brals

Pittsburgh tech-metal hactivists Creation is Crucifixion has reactivated with a double-LP and live appearance scheduled at King of the Monsters’ 20th Anniversary Festival on Saturday, August 1st 2015.

Largely inactive for the past dozen years, CIC cut their teeth in the underground punk/hardcore circuits of the late 90’s and early 00’s. The band’s technical approach to death metal, mixed with a staunchly subversive attitude and subject matter garnered Creation is Crucifixion a cult-following.

Long rumored for over a decade, Antenna Builder, the ‘final’ recording by Creation is Crucifixion’s last active lineup is a 9-minute opus that brilliantly merges CIC’s heavy music along with the noise passages the band became renown for. As one of the highest-fidelity recordings from the band’s extensive output, the lineup’s similarly oppressive Rerecorded Splits material is being joined on a 45rpm 12″ vinyl record released by longtime cohorts Robotic Empire.

Accompanying the studio-recordings 12″ will be a live LP from a classic CIC’s set from on their last European tour, captured Geneva, Switzerland during May of the millennial year. These 15+ year recordings will both finally become available just in time for Creation is Crucifixion’s reunion show at King of the Monster Records’ massive 20th anniversary celebration in Mesa, AZ at the beginning of August. The band released material with the longrunning label back in the late 90’s.

In a lengthy new interview with Vice’s Noisey blog, CIC vocalist Nathan Martin details his transition from frontman of a hardcore metal band to tech company CEO:

“I got into the noise scene following people like Eric Wood [of Bastard Noise] and he’s into noise for a very valid reason, he cares about sound … I remember him always pushing to be more prolific. Man is the Bastard and Bastard Noise clearly do this, they are prolific. Keep doing it. That’s almost a kind of work ethic thing that I even try to do here at Deeplocal, the company I built. Just do it, get it out there, push it and do as much stuff as you can.

We started from a single contract to do some design work. I went back to what I loved doing, which is a little bit of physical engineering, a little bit of software, a little bit of design. I figured I’m just going to use this to do whatever I want to do and we slowly built the company from two people, to five, then eight and now to 25. It was slow, and we’re going on nine years now doing that.

What we did really well was always seize opportunities. When it seemed like there was an opportunity, we did it. I treated the company like a band. Everything that I learned from that band… I did with this company. We built a brand that’s more or less based on trying to be a metal band as a fucking company.”

The full interview gives a concise overview of both Creation is Crucifixion and Deeplocal, along with their approach and impact on existing in two complimentary but very different realms:

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/creation-is-crucifixion

The Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits and Live In Geneva 2xLP will be available in a limited capacity at the King of the Monsters festival, followed shortly after by a widespread release via Robotic Empire.

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http://www.deeplocal.com