Having recently returned from their independently booked tour of Japan, Venice Beach, California-based skate-rock punk hellions and self-described “Destroyers of Rock n Roll,” THE SHRINE, were recently queried by the investigators of all things rad at Vice’s internet music channel, Noisey. The ripping interrogation is matched by a stream of the opening track to the band’s forthcoming Waiting For The War 12” maxi single, set for release next month via Tankcrimes.
A surefire treasure for fans of The Stooges, Mc5, Black Flag and Annihilation Time, THE SHRINE fuses the hooks and debauchery of ‘70s rock and glam with the fuck-all energy and defiance of ‘80s hardcore and skate punk. The 12” maxi-single serves as the follow-up to the band’s stellar Tee Pee Records-released Bless Off full-length, which earned a spot on Spin Magazine’s Top 50 releases of 2014 list. On the maxi-single, THE SHRINE pay homage to 1980s French rock unit, Soggy (known for nailing the Motor City sound) with a slick rendition of “Waiting For The War” backed up by a sick original, “Rare Breed.”
Sample the Noisey interrogation alongside “Waiting For The War” at THIS LOCATION.
Waiting For The War 12” Maxi Single Track Listing:
1. Waiting For The War
2. Rare Breed
3. Waiting For The War (Instrumental)
THE SHRINE’s Waiting For The War 12” maxi single will be released on December 9th, 2014 via Tankcrimes and come available digitally and on vinyl in spiffy red/black/blue striped wax via mailorder (limited to 100 copies)/directly from the band and blue blob vinyl in stores with a download card included for digitally inclined listeners. Preorders are currently available HERE. Includes an instant download of “Waiting For The War” with purchase
And if you happen to reside in Eindhoven or Berlin, don’t miss THE SHRINE shred the stage of the following venues this weekend:
THE SHRINE Live:
11/22/2014 Speedfest – Eindhoven, NL w/ Midnight, Turbonegro, Napalm Death, Kadavar, more… [info]
11/23/2014 Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin, DE w/ Kadavar