The first single to see release from WATERTANK’s impending sophomore LP Destination Unknown is now streaming at American Aftermath, as the French outfit prepares or the album’s release through Solar Flare Records next month.
With a cranked-up but not over-the-top delivery, WATERTANK churns out a sleek, hook-laden style of noise rock-inclined melodic hardcore in the vicinity of acts like Torche, Quicksand, Jawbox, Sense Field and Failure. Recorded by Patrice Guillerme (Papier Tigre, Patriotic Sunday) and mastered by Carl Saff (Coliseum, Pilot To Gunner), Destination Unknown showcases the band’s revamped lineup delivering thirty-three minutes of brand new, prime material, and while the album came together rather quickly, being composed and recorded with unusually short notice, cohesively reveals a more confident band through this new batch of strongly crafted songs. The fourth of its nine tracks, “DCVR” now becomes part of the public domain courtesy of an exclusive premiere through American Aftermath, who states, “The upcoming offering boasts nine new tracks full of sludge-ridden post-hardcore that doesn’t skimp on the thunderous instrumentation or the ridiculously catchy hook,” then continuing, “The down-tuned jam trudges along with pummeling riffs that drip with melody and calls to mind the likes of Torche and Quicksand. If that gets you excited, then feel free to stream the track…”
You heard ‘em; click through to jam WATERTANK’s “DCVR” at THIS LOCATION.
Clermont-Ferrand, France-based Solar Flare Records has issued preorders in advance of Destination Unknown’s June 29th street date, the record due on CD, LP and digital formats. View the multiple options and bundles HERE.
WATERTANK is currently performing their new tracks live across France, including shows with the likes of Torche, Membrane and others. Additional tour dates are to be announced throughout the coming weeks as Destination Unknown nears release, and a larger tour is coming together for after the album’s release as well.
WATERTANK Tour Dates:
5/15/2015 Black Out – Montpellier, FR w/ Lahius
5/16/2015 Heretic – Bordeaux, FR w/ Aguirre
5/20/2015 Glazart – Paris, FR w/ Torche, Your Highness
5/22/2015 Molodoi – Strasbourg, FR w/ Kurt
5/23/2015 Le Café Français – Vesoul, FR w/ Membrane
6/01/2015 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR w/ Torche