Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Octagon Tour and New Album

Back in September we flagged The Octagon as a band poised to have a big year. Well, here we go. The New York post-punk trio is embarking on a full tour in support of their new (vinyl and digital only) album Warm Love and Cool Dreams Forever which drops Jan 5 via Serious Business Records. All accomplished in some way outside the band, the three members, Will Glass, Zachary Mexico and bassist "The Bunny" come together as The Octagon to expel powerful bursts of melodic, gritty and downright addictive nuggets of analog rock goodness. While you can tell these tracks were recorded to tape and have that blown-out sound, the band does well for themselves to avoid paying homage to the "shitgaze" trend of '09. From what we've heard of the new album, these are merely tight three-minute rock songs of the purest sense. Highly recommended. New mp3 "Suicide Kings" above, tour dates after the jump.


01/05 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
01/06 Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery
01/07 Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
01/08 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
01/09 Richmond, VA @ Plaza Bowl
01/10 Ashville, NC @ Bobo Gallery
01/11 Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light
01/12 Nashville, TN @ The Basement
01/13 Little Rock, AR @ Whitewater Tavern
01/14 St. Louis, MO @ Antartica
01/15 Champaign, IL @ Mike and Molly’s
01/16 Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room
01/17 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
01/18 Columbus, OH @ The Carabar
01/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls

1 comment:

Tim said...

you're right. these guys are dope. reminds me a little of wavves but with words you can hear. thumbs up.