SOME STUFFS: Red Fang to conquer asphalt this fall

Red Fang fans will love this news: the band are going on tour this November in support of their Murder The Mountains album, and they’re opening up for Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape. Share your beer and weed with these Portlang gents and make them proud to rock.

Nov. 1 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern Theater
Nov. 2 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Nov. 3 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theater
Nov. 5 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Nov. 6 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
Nov. 7 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Nov. 8 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Nov. 9 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre
Nov. 11 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theatre
Nov. 12 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Ballroom
Nov. 13 St. Louis, MO Pop’s
Nov. 14 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont
Nov. 16 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
Nov. 17 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Nov. 19 New York, NY Terminal 5
Nov. 20 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
Nov. 21 Boston, MA House of Blues
Nov. 23 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Nov. 25 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
Nov. 26 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Nov. 27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Nov. 28 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
Nov. 29 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Dec. 1 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues

SOME STUFFS: Release day for two Boris albums

Fans have been waiting for a long time, and they will be rewarded today twofold. Boris have released two new albums today: Attention Please, and Heavy Rocks, and both are very different from one another. For those who wish to hear the group twist things to places they haven’t quite been to before, in terms of being more melodic and pop friendly, go for Attention Please. For those who wish to walk through their trademark molasses footpath of distortion, go for Heavy Rocks. The albums are available in the usual trendy digital formats (i.e. CD and MP3), but for you vinyl stalwarts, there are vinyl bundles being made available. You can find out more about buying your Boris records by clicking here.

As you wait for your records to arrive, Europeans will be happy to know that the group will be going on tour right before the official start of summer, bringing Russian Circles and Czech band Saade along for the ride (Russian Circles will start their tour a week before joining Boris on their tour.) The tour will take them to a number of venues, along with some festivals of interest. By mid-July, Russian Circles will depart from the tour and Boris will continue on with a few more shows. The June 18th show in Brugge, Belgium will be of interest as it will also feature The Ocean, Intronaut, and Red Fang on the bill, so show up early and enjoy each of them. Here are the dates:

Boris & Russian Circles European Summer Tour 2011
June 17 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013 Popcentrum
June 18 – Brugge, Belgium @Entrepot w/ The Ocean, Intronaut, Red Fang
June 19 – London, UK @ ULU
June 20 – Manchester, UK @ Islington Mill
June 21 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
June 22 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
June 24 – Madrid, Spain @ Caracol
June 25 – Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club
June 26 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Musicbox
June 28 – Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo 2
June 29 – Lyon, France @ Grrrrnd Zero
June 30 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik
July 01 – Karlsruhe, Germany @ Jubez
July 02 – Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
July 04 – Rome, Italy @ Traffic Live
July 05 – Milan, Italy @ Miodi Festival /Magnolia (Outdoor Fest)
July 07 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena Vienna
July 08 – Leipzig, Germany @ UT Connewitz
July 09 – Prague, Czech @ Matrix Klub
July 10 – Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
July 11 – Hamburg, Germany @ HafenKlang
July 12 – Gothenberg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska
July 13 – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
July 14 – Stockholm, Sweden @ The Strand
July 15 – Copenhagen, Denmark @Vega
July 16 – Dortmund, Germany @ FZW
July 17 – Dour, Belgium @Dour Festival

Boris only
July 19 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Zentral Cafe K4
July 20 – Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK
July 21 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Mocvara
July 22 – Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert
July 24 – Wroclaw, Poland @ Events New Horizon Festival

VIDEO: Red Fang’s “Wires”

Pabst Blue Ribbon? Check. Beards? Check. Unpaid bills? Triple check. Yes, these guys are from Portland, Oregon and are loving it. They are called Red Fang, whose album on Relapse, Murder The Mountains, is generating some attention with a few critics and bloggers. You’re probably saying to yourself “a few? Does that mean they’re not as good as if it was a lot of critics and bloggers?” The point in reviewing is to create a dialogue, even if only mental, between the journalist and the reader, to make them go “I may not like it, but you have the option to listen and/or watch the video on the page, then you can decide for yourself.” Maybe the journalist will write a brief blurb on how they like the music because it feels good to hear, and depending on the genre (in this case, a nice crunchy stoner metal vibe), they can say how it may have a reliable groove but still feels like they’re not too reliant on the past for everything they do. Or that their reliance has nothing to do with sounding exactly like their influences, but playing and performing as if they were on the same concert bill.

At least that’s what I think.