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BURNT BOOKS: South Carolina Punk Instigators Prepare For Cross-Country Tour Beginning Next Week

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Columbia, South Carolina’s antagonistic punks, BURNT BOOKS, begin a new tour in just over a week, which sees the band traveling to tour the West Coast for the first time.

BURNT BOOKS’ second full-length Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, was released in March through Kylesa-owned Retro Futurist Records. With thirty-six minutes of the outfit’s unique and mesmerizing brew of discontented, avant-garde punk rock, the band demonstrates incredible growth in their songwriting and delivery on the new record, while retaining the bleak antagonism and angular gnarliness their self-titled debut deployed. Once again enlisting Phillip Cope of Kylesa to produce Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire at The Jam Room Recording Studio, upon its completion, Cope signed BURNT BOOKS for its release.

The band’s major local weekly, Free Times, called Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire BURNT BOOKS’ “best album yet” in an interview with the band, continuing, “the band doesn’t lose its knack for jagged post-hardcore riffs or abrupt math-rock rhythms. Lollis still volleys between an elegant folk-singer’s croon and a scabrous crust-punk scream. Now, though, these impulses feel more fully consolidated… The band’s hardcore foundation is intact, too, but the moments of brute force are cast in relief by more spacious, melodic passages.” Cvlt Nation offered, “Let me tell you a story about Kate Bush having a brain transplant with At the Drive In, then the two going back in time to high school where Black Flag were their band teachers,” and Selective Memory’s interrogation of the outfit issues in part, “this group has formed a surreal existence in the punk continuum. Not as abrasive as the punk that influenced this band, and not overtly artful to dissuade from the meaning of these songs, they strike an interesting balance between the two. Listen carefully and plan on being wow’ed over the power this band possesses…”

Following bouts of regional touring and an East Coast tour earlier in the year, BURNT BOOKS now begins one of their more intense routings with a sixteen-city run, which sees the band touring making their West Coast live debut. The tour begins next Wednesday, July 1st in Asheville, North Carolina, then cuts westward with more than two weeks worth of shows across the West Coast and back before the tour closes down in Atlanta, Georgia on July 17th.

Stream BURNT BOOKS’ Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire alongside an interview with the band at Selective Memory HERE.

With vinyl and cassette versions in the works, Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire is available on CD via Retro Futurist Records HERE, and Bandcamp HERE, as well as via all major digital outlets.

BURNT BOOKS July 2015 West Coast Tour:
7/01/2015 Odditorium – Asheville, NC [info]
7/02/2015 Betty’s Bar ​And Grill – Nashville, TN w/ Bathroom/s, Bleed The Pigs, Forest Of Tygers, Subjects/Rulers​ [info]
7/03/2015 The Crown And Harp – Dallas, TX w/ Unconscious Collective, Kallohonka [info]
7/04/2015 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX w/ Street Eaters, The Oxford Coma, Acrylics, Skemata, Takanakuy, Miijas, Star Eater [info]
7/05/2015 Sky Bar​ Tucson – Tucson, AZ w/ Why Bother?, Brass Hands​​
7/06/2015 Caffe Pergolesi – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Penelope [info]
7/07/2015 The Knockout ​- San Francisco, CA w/ No Statik, Nervous​, Butanna [info]
7/08/2015 1,2,3,4 Go! Records ​- Oakland, CA w/ Pure Disgust, Barge, Hard Stripes, Response​​ [info]
7/09/2015 JackRabbit Slims – Reno, NV
7/11/2015 The Know – Portland, OR w/ Prizehog, Humours [info]
7/12/2015 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Sister Act [info]
7/13/2015 606 N. Temple – Salt Lake City, UT [info]
7/14/2015 Mutiny Info Café – Denver, CO w/ Muscle Beach, Echo Beds [info]
7/15/2015 Lost Well – Austin, TX w/ Sur & BB​​ [info]
7/16/2015 Sisters In Christ – New Orleans, LA w/ Ossacrux, The World is a Vampire [info]
7/17/2015 Star Bar – Atlanta, GA w/ Ricer, Bardus, Pretty Please [info]

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BURNT BOOKS: 2nd Album From Avant-garde Punks Out Now On Retro Futurist; Album Now Playing At Selective Memory

Friday, March 20th, 2015
[photo by Sean Rayford]

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, the writhing second album from Columbia, South Carolina-based BURNT BOOKS, is out today through Retro Futurist Records. In celebration, the band’s hometown record release show takes place tonight, and a feature on the band alongside a stream of Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire in its entirety has been published at Selective Memory webzine.

Displaying thirty-six minutes of their unique and mesmerizing brew of discontented, avant-garde punk rock, BURNT BOOKS demonstrates incredible growth in their songwriting and delivery on Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, yet the group retains the bleak antagonism and angular gnarliness their self-titled debut album deployed. As with their debut, the band once again enlisted Phillip Cope of Kylesa to produce their follow-up LP at The Jam Room Recording Studio in the their hometown. Cope in turn signed BURNT BOOKS for the release of the album through his co-owned Retro Futurist Records.

Experience the singe of BURNT BOOKS’ Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire alongside an interview with the band through Selective Memory at THIS LOCATION.

With vinyl and cassette versions to follow this Summer, Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire is out today on CD via Retro Futurist Records HERE, and Bandcamp HERE, as well as via all major digital outlets.

BURNT BOOKS’ hometown record release melee for the new album takes place tonight, Friday, March 20th, with an eleven-city run with labelmates Crazy Bag Lady kicking off in just two weeks, the trek running from April 2nd through 12th and including shows with Sea of Storms (ex-Wow, Owls, Mouthbreathers, Tigershark, Torturess (ex-Racebannon, Medusa) Cinemechanica (ex-Manray) and more.

BURNT BOOKS Tour Dates:
3/20/2015 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC *record release show w/ Glittoris, UnInhabitable, more
4/02/2015 Milestone – Charlotte, NC w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Pig Mountain [info]
4/03/2015 Odditorium – Asheville, NC w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Uninhabitable, Spliff
4/04/2015 25 Watt – Richmond, VA w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Slowing [info]
4/05/2015 The Ottobar Upstairs – Baltimore, MD w/ Crazy Bag Lady
4/06/2015 Legion Of Doom – Columbus, OH w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Checkmate [info]
4/07/2015 Fifth Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Torturess, Voidweaver [info]
4/08/2015 The Bishop – Bloomington, IN w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Torturess, Wounded Knees [info]
4/09/2015 The Stone Fox – Nashville, TN w/ Crazy Bag Lady. Sky Burial, Thetan, Subject/Rulers [info]
4/10/2015 Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN w/ Crazy Bag Lady
4/11/2015 Caledonia – Athens, GA w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Cinemechanica, Harsh Words, Savagist
4/12/2015 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Cinemechanica
5/02/2015 Caledonia – Athens, GA
5/19/2015 TBA – Atlanta, GA

BURNT BOOKS formed in October 2011, its members hailing from a variety of local bands. Matt Thompson and Troy Thames of Guyana Punch Line and Thank God joined Joey Parker and Chuck Sligh of Tunguska to create the blended driving force of Burnt Books, and the addition of Zoe Lollis brought beautiful yet brutal vocals to the fold adding another force all together. After touring on their self-titled debut album which rocketed forth through At A Loss Recordings in January 2013, the band started writing with a more refined vision and focus, and having known the band for some time and seen their tight yet emotionally raw live shows, Retro Futurist Records proposed to release their follow-up album. Following the recording of Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, Thames left the band, who now continues on as a quartet.

“Let me tell you a story about Kate Bush having a brain transplant with At the Drive In, then the two going back in time to high school where Black Flag were their band teachers.” – Cvlt Nation

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BURNT BOOKS: South Carolina Avant Punk Act To Deliver Second Album Via Retro Futurist; Track Playing At Cvlt Nation + Tour Dates Confirmed

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

[photo by Sean Rayford]

Closing a two-year gap since their debut album, Columbia, South Carolina’s ultra-avant/eclectic punk antagonists, BURNT BOOKS, have hooked up with independent label Retro Futurist, founded by members of Kylesa, for the release of their recently completed second full-length, Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire.

BURNT BOOKS formed in October 2011, its members hailing from a variety of local bands. Matt Thompson and Troy Thames of Guyana Punch Line and Thank God joined Joey Parker and Chuck Sligh of Tunguska to create the blended driving force of Burnt Books, and the addition of Zoe Lollis brought beautiful yet brutal vocals to the fold adding another force all together. After touring on their self-titled debut album which rocketed forth through At A Loss Recordings in January 2013, the band started writing with a more refined vision and focus, and having known the band for some time and seen their tight yet emotionally raw live shows, Retro Futurist Records proposed to release their follow-up album.

As with their debut, BURNT BOOKS once again enlisted Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Lazer/Wulf) to produce their follow-up LP, Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, at The Jam Room Recording Studio in the band’s hometown. Having envisioned a musical scope of intense emotions and vitality within their songwriting and delivery, the group takes the listener on a musical roller coaster with Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, blending their own mix of noisy hardcore, post-punk, mesmerizing and angular riffing and Lollis’ skin-crawling growls, wails, and mocking tones.

Cvlt Nation has released the BURNT BOOKS’ dynamic “Stupid Game” in an exclusive premiere; listen now at THIS LOCATION.

The CD and digital versions of Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire will be available March 20th through Retro Futurist Records and BURNT BOOKS directly, with vinyl and cassette versions to follow this Summer. Preorders for the CD are available HERE.

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire Track Listing:
1. Escape
2. Shadow I Cast
3. Useless Emotions
4. Those Arms
5. Bridges
6. Stupid Game
7. The Harm We’ve Done
8. Burn Virgin
9. La Rosa

Following the recording of Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, Troy Thames left the band, but the new four-piece lineup of BURNT BOOKS is already set to hit the road in support of the new album, having secured a local record release show on March 20th, the day of the album’s release. Just two weeks later the band hits the road for an eleven-city run with labelmates Crazy Bag Lady — who also has a new release pending through Retro Futurist — running from April 2nd through 12th and including shows with Sea of Storms (ex-Wow, Owls, Mouthbreathers, Tigershark, Torturess (ex-Racebannon, Medusa) Cinemechanica (ex-Manray) and more.

BURNT BOOKS Tour Dates:
3/20/2015 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC *record release show w/ Glittoris, UnInhabitable, more
4/02/2015 Milestone – Charlotte, NC w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Pig Mountain [info]
4/03/2015 Odditorium – Asheville, NC w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Uninhabitable, Spliff
4/04/2015 25 Watt – Richmond, VA w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Slowing [info]
4/05/2015 The Ottobar Upstairs – Baltimore, MD w/ Crazy Bag Lady
4/06/2015 Legion Of Doom – Columbus, OH w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Checkmate [info]
4/07/2015 Fifth Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Torturess, Voidweaver [info]
4/08/2015 The Bishop – Bloomington, IN w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Torturess, Wounded Knees [info]
4/09/2015 The Stone Fox – Nashville, TN w/ Crazy Bag Lady. Sky Burial, Thetan, Subject/Rulers [info]
4/10/2015 Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN w/ Crazy Bag Lady
4/11/2015 Caledonia – Athens, GA w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Cinemechanica, Harsh Words, Savagist
4/12/2015 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Cinemechanica
5/02/2015 Caledonia – Athens, GA
5/19/2015 TBA – Atlanta, GA

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BURNT BOOKS: At A Loss Confirms LP & Cassette Versions Of Debut Album; Band To Play The Fest 12

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Following its digipak/digital release in January via At A Loss Recordings, this week the label releases the info for the pending LP and cassette versions of the self-titled debut full-length from Columbia, South Carolina’s BURNT BOOKS. Both new formats are set to hit on September 24th, the first pressing of the wax will be made available in a run of 322 on clear gold wax with orange and black marble and 105 copies on black, and the cassette manufactured in bright yellow, so both heighten the bold cover art by Sam Ford (Black Cobra, Wizard Rifle, etc.). Preorders for both formats are up and running here.

BURNT BOOKS have been persistently playing throughout the Southeast in support of the album all year and the tradition continues with more shows confirmed for the remainder of Summer and well into the Autumn months. One of the highlights coming up is a slot on the 12th annual installment of The Fest in Gainesville, Florida the first weekend of November where BURNT BOOKS will join the dozens and dozens of bands performing at the massive punk festival including All, Ann Beretta, The Bouncing Souls, Boy Sets Fire, Code Orange Kids, Paint It Black, Samiam, Torche and tons more. View the current tour itinerary below and stay tuned for more updates to be delivered shortly.

View BURNT BOOKS’ official “In A Shallow Grave” video and live footage below, and stream all of Burnt Books at Invisible Oranges.

Featuring a cast of locals who have done time in Guyana Punch Line, Thank God, .fuckingcom, Tunguska and more, BURNT BOOKS’ smoldering message has been spread over recent months due to their heavy touring in support of their self-titled debut, released in late January via At A Loss Recordings. The frenetic energy of the quintet’s live shows carries through on the album, the whirlwind of eclectic punk, angular post-hardcore riffage and noise rock elements infiltrated by elements of artistic Americana where mangled, wailing and mocking vocals coalesce with angst-ridden guitars and even banjo segments. Burnt Books was captured at The Jam Room with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle) and mastered by Colling Jordan (YOB, Twilight).

BURNT BOOKS Tour Dates:
8/31/2013 The Atticus at WVRM Fest – Jacksonville, FL
9/01/2013 The Barbershop – Savannah, GA
9/02/2013 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/19/2013 New Brooklyn Tavern – West Columbia, SC
9/20/2013 The Odditorium – Asheville, NC
9/21/2013 The Courtroom – Rock Hill, SC
10/31/2013 New Brooklyn Tavern – West Columbia, SC
11/01/2013 TBA
11/02/2013 TBA
11/03/2013 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest [info]

“This is a very promising starting point for Burnt Books. Chaotic hardcore riffage, quirky vocals and banjos are a match made in heaven apparently…a complete mind eradicator in the best possible way. 9/10″ – American Aftermath

“…a searing experiment in the fusion of noise, hardcore and punk. While the instrumentation is wild and rollicking — the familiar energy of punk chords shading into an atonal frenzy — it is Zoe Lollis’s vocal performance that takes centre stage. Incorporating eerie clean singing, hardcore growls, ghostly wailing and the snotty tone of schoolyard taunts, it’s a nimble and varied performance that serves as the burning nucleus of the record. 8/10″ – Exclaim!

“South Carolina sludge-punk crew Burnt Books take notes from bands like Mastodon, Melvins, Today is The Day, and Kylesa to form their odd and toxic brew of maleficence.” – Invisible Oranges

“This debut release proves that there are still punk bands out there that not only find interesting ways to communicate their message sonically, but also lyrically, too.” – Verbicide Magazine

“Everything that the band has brought to the table has given them a distinction that is desperately needed in these times of metal redundancy… one of the most impressive metal debuts in years.” – Lithium Magazine

“Exhilarating doesn’t even begin to describe this groups energy and technical achievements. One of the best out in 2013.” – Sound Colour Vibration


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BURNT BOOKS Releases Video For “In A Shallow Grave”; Band On The Road Again This Week

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Amidst bursts of regional touring throughout the East Coast and Southeastern states in support of their self-titled debut album, experimental punk act BURNT BOOKS has released their first official video.

The visual depiction was directed by Matt Warthen for Warthen Media, filmed for the sixth track from Burnt Books¸ the “In A Shallow Grave.” The video doesn’t follow a complex storyline or involve complicated effects, rather simply portrays the band in a very realistic live/practice setting, and letting BURNT BOOKS’ experimental and unique punk attack shine through on its own.

View the “In A Shallow Grave” video as well as live footage of BURNT BOOKS and more below, and stream all of Burnt Books at Invisible Oranges.

The latest rash of BURNT BOOKS tour dates will set eight more cities across Florida and South Carolina, beginning this Wednesday in Charleston, followed by Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Greenville and their home turf of Columbia.

BURNT BOOKS Live:
4/03/2013 Tin Roof – Charleston, SC
4/04/2013 Shanty Town Pub – Jacksonville, FL
4/05/2013 Hold Tight House – Tampa, FL
4/06/2013 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL
4/07/2013 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
4/11/2013 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
4/12/2013 The Radio Room – Greenville, SC
4/19/2013 Hunter Gatherer – Columbia, SC

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BURNT BOOKS April Tour Actions Confirmed

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

As their most recent rampage of live actions through the Southeast US is wrapping up this week, punkmanglers BURNT BOOKS confirm a new batch of April shows throughout Florida and their home state of South Carolina.

Featuring a cast of locals who have done time in Guyana Punch Line, Thank God, .fuckingcom, Tunguska and more, BURNT BOOKS’ smoldering message has been spread over recent months due to their heavy touring in support of their self-titled debut, released in late January via At A Loss Recordings. The frenetic energy of the quintet’s live shows carries through on the album, the whirlwind of eclectic punk, angular post-hardcore riffage and noise rock elements infiltrated by elements of artistic Americana where mangled, wailing and mocking vocals coalesce with angst-ridden guitars and even banjo segments. Burnt Books was captured at The Jam Room with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle) and mastered by Colling Jordan (YOB, Twilight).

Click here to listen to all of Burnt Books at Invisible Oranges.

BURNT BOOKS Live Actions:
3/24/2013 The Farm – Athens, GA w/ Shaved Christ, Iron Lung
4/03/2013 Tin Roof – Charleston, SC
4/04/2013 1982 – Gainesville, FL
4/05/2013 Hold Tight House – Tampa, FL
4/06/2013 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL
4/07/2013 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
4/11/2013 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
4/12/2013 The Radio Room – Greenville, SC
4/19/2013 Hunter Gatherer – Columbia, SC

“This is a very promising starting point for Burnt Books. Chaotic hardcore riffage, quirky vocals and banjos are a match made in heaven apparently…a complete mind eradicator in the best possible way. 9/10″ – American Aftermath

“…a searing experiment in the fusion of noise, hardcore and punk. While the instrumentation is wild and rollicking — the familiar energy of punk chords shading into an atonal frenzy — it is Zoe Lollis’s vocal performance that takes centre stage. Incorporating eerie clean singing, hardcore growls, ghostly wailing and the snotty tone of schoolyard taunts, it’s a nimble and varied performance that serves as the burning nucleus of the record. 8/10″ – Exclaim!

“South Carolina sludge-punk crew Burnt Books take notes from bands like Mastodon, Melvins, Today is The Day, and Kylesa to form their odd and toxic brew of maleficence.” – Invisible Oranges

“This debut release proves that there are still punk bands out there that not only find interesting ways to communicate their message sonically, but also lyrically, too.” – Verbicide Magazine

“Everything that the band has brought to the table has given them a distinction that is desperately needed in these times of metal redundancy. In short, it should go without saying that Burnt Books has made one of the most impressive metal debuts in years.” – Lithium Magazine

“ Exhilarating doesn’t even begin to describe this groups energy and technical achievements. One of the best out in 2013.” – Sound Colour Vibration

“This cd is just loud in your face, then all over the place and in your face then just out of control chaos, which for this band and this lead singer fits them like a glove. 8/10″ – Wicked Channel

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BURNT BOOKS: Full Album Streaming At Invisible Oranges As Tour Begins

Friday, January 25th, 2013

With their self-titled debut album now just days from official release, Columbia, South Carolina’s eclectic punk quintet BURNT BOOKS today take to the streets on their extensive run of regional Winter live actions. Kicking off in Charleston, the outfit will riot throughout Georgia and their home state alongside Whores, ASG, Nuclear Blast Suntan and more over the next two weeks.

Things will pick back up again in March with another load of BURNT BOOKS dates, many still being locked down, but with shows already confirmed with Old Lines, Shaved Christ, Iron Lung and more throughout Georgia and the Carolinas.

To kick off the tour run Invisible Oranges is streaming all ten scathing, invigorating and jagged tracks of Burnt Books.

BURNT BOOKS Live Actions:
1/25/2013 Tin Roof – Charleston, SC w/ Whores, Mountains of Earth
1/26/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC – Release Party w/ Whores, Carolyn, Dark Entries
1/31/2013 The Jinx – Savannah, GA w/ Whores, ASG, Conquer/Devour
2/02/2013 Halfway House - Athens, GA
2/15/2013 Skuds Manor – Augusta, GA w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan
2/16/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan, Deathstill, Nailbiter
2/17/2013 The Sweat Lodge – Rock Hill, SC (Charlotte, area) w/ Nailbiter, Thick Skin, Last Words
3/01/2013 TBA
3/02/2013 Art Bar – Columbia, SC w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan
3/14/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC w/ Old Lines
3/15/2013 The Basement – Atlanta, GA w/ Whores, Old Lines
3/16/2013 The Underground – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Old Lines
3/24/2013 The Farm – Athens, GA w/ Shaved Christ, Iron Lung

Born of alumni from local acts Guyana Punch Line, Thank God, .fuckingcom, Tunguska and more, BURNT BOOKS’ self-titled debut album officially hits stores this Tuesday, January 29th via At A Loss Recordings. Over a half-hour of diverse, angular hardcore/punk comes to life with vocalist Zoe Lollis’ growls, wails, and mocking tones coalescing with the high-paced and artistically-reconfigured punk/noise angular riff madness, with interludes of simply clean vocals and banjo. The album was recorded at The Jam Room with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle), mastered by Colling Jordan (YOB, Twilight), and bears cover art by Sam Ford (Black Cobra’s Invernal).

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BURNT BOOKS Drop New Track Through Cvlt Nation; New Tour Dates Announced

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

With the angst-ridden self-titled debut album from eclectic punk attack BURNT BOOKS nearing release on January 29th via At A Loss Recordings, today another new anthem from the album has been made available. The ninth of the ten tracks on Burnt Books, the caustic hammering of “Golden Gates, Golden Streets” is a prime example of the jagged and diverse approach of the band as a whole.

Crank “Golden Gates, Golden Streets” via the underground fanatics at Cvlt Nation now.

The opening track from Burnt Books, “Selfish Friend,” is still streaming via the Deciblog RIGHT HERE.

As Burnt Books sees release in two weeks, the band will simultaneously be taking to the road in support of the album. Mainly being confirmed across their native South Carolina and across Georgia, BURNT BOOKS have confirmed several new legs of regional touring over the next few months, with tons more still in the planning stages.

Born of local scene vets associated with Guyana Punch Line, Thank God, .fuckingcom, Tunguska in addition to solo performances and more, on their first album, BURNT BOOKS’ noisy hardcore/punk comes to life with vocalist Zoe Lollis’ growls, wails, and mocking tones coalescing with the high-paced and artistically-reconfigured punk/noise angular riff madness, with interludes of simply clean vocals and banjo. The nine-track album was recorded at The Jam Room with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle), was mastered by Colling Jordan (YOB, Twilight), and bears cover art by Sam Ford (Black Cobra’s Invernal, etc.).

BURNT BOOKS Live Actions:
1/25/2013 Tin Roof – Charleston, SC w/ Whores, Mountains of Earth
1/26/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC – Release Party w/ Whores, Carolyn, Dark Entries
1/31/2013 The Jinx – Savannah, GA w/ Whores, ASG, Conquer/Devour
2/02/2013 Halfway House - Athens, GA
2/15/2013 Skuds Manor – Augusta, GA w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan
2/16/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan, Deathstill, Nailbiter
2/17/2013 The Sweat Lodge – Rock Hill, SC (Charlotte, area) w/ Nailbiter, Thick Skin, Last Words
3/01/2013 TBA
3/02/2013 Art Bar – Columbia, SC w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan
3/14/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC w/ Old Lines
3/15/2013 The Basement – Atlanta, GA w/ Whores, Old Lines
3/16/2013 The Underground – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Old Lines
3/24/2013 TBA – Athens, GA w/ Shaved Christ, Iron Lung



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BURNT BOOKS: Decibel Drops Exclusive Track From South Carolina Punkmanglers

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Today, Decibel Magazine jams the jagged opening track from Columbia, South Carolina’s BURNT BOOKS’ self-titled debut album, set for CD and digital release via At A Loss Recordings worldwide on January 29th, with a vinyl version to follow later in the year.

BURNT BOOKS formed in October of 2011 born from musicians from a vast array of previous and current local bands. Guitarist Matt Thompson and drummer Troy Thames came from both the “smashist revolutionaries” Guyana Punch Line and experimental punkers Thank God (Thompson as bassist in both). Troy also participated in ex-Antischism/Initial State killers .fuckingcom. Bassist Joey Parker and guitarist Chuck Sligh helped provide the heavy riffage and crazy time signatures of Tunguska. Finally, Zoe Lollis had previously been performing solo shows utilizing only her banjo and voice.

On their first album, BURNT BOOKS’ noisy hardcore/punk comes to life with Lollis’ growls, wails, and mocking tones coalescing with the high-paced and artistically-reconfigured punk/noise rock constructed of angular riff madness, with interludes of simply Zoe’s clean vocals and banjo, all help expand the band’s whole approach. The nine-track album was recorded at The Jam Room with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle), was mastered by Colling Jordan (YOB, Twilight), and bears cover art by Sam Ford (Black Cobra’s Invernal, etc.).

Get scorched by the opening track from Burnt Books with “Selfish Friend” via the Deciblog RIGHT HERE.

BURNT BOOKS’ previously announced East Coast tour has undergone some reconstruction since previous announcements, and the newest itinerary is listed below, with additional live ambushes to be conducted sporadically and incessantly into the coming year.

Burnt Books Track Listing:
1. Selfish Friend
2. Empty Eyes
3. Dig A Little Deeper
4. Materialist Conspiracy Theorist
5. Abandoned
6. In A Shallow Grave
7. Unforgiven
8. Liar
9. Golden Gates, Golden Streets
10. Pretty Daughters

BURNT BOOKS East Coast Live Actions:
12/12/2012 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
12/13/2012 Nile Ethiopian Restaurant – Richmond, VA w/ The Catalyst
12/14/2012 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Congenital Death, Nothing Is Over
12/15/2012 The Bikery – South Philadelphia, PA w/ Old Lines
12/16/2012 Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY w/ Old Lines
12/17/2012 The Place – Brooklyn, NY
1/25/2013 Tin Roof – Charleston, SC
1/26/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC

http://deadlanguage803.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/Burntbooks
http://www.atalossrecordings.com
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BURNT BOOKS: At A Loss Confirms Release From Experimental Punk Outfit

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

At A Loss Recordings confirms the pending release of the debut full-length from Columbia, South Carolina-based experimental punk squad BURNT BOOKS.

Comprised of a collective of scene veterans having spent time in previous area acts including Thank God, Guyana Punchline, .fuckingcom, and Tunguska, BURNT BOOKS amalgamate their influences into a unique brew of angst-ridden, off-kilter punk mayhem. Amidst solid bursts of regional stateside touring since their mid-2011 inception, the band released their initial four-song demo early last year.

BURNT BOOKS hit the studio in mid-2012, shacking up with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle) to lay down the tracks which would become their self-titled debut full-length, the ten anthems then mastered by Colling Jordan (YOB, Twilight). Artist Sam Ford (Black Cobra, Wizard Rifle) was commissioned to handle the striking cover art enshrouding this sonic attack. At A Loss Recordings will drop Burnt Books worldwide on January 29th, with a vinyl version to follow later in the year.

Stay tuned for new music from the record, stints of live excursions and more on BURNT BOOKS to be announced in the weeks ahead.

BURNT BOOKS Confirmed Live Actions:
12/12/2012 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
12/13/2012 house show – Richmond, VA
12/14/2012 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
12/15/2012 The Bikery – Philadelphia, PA
12/16/2012 Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY
12/17/2012 TBA
1/25/2012 Tin Roof – Charleston, SC
1/26/2012 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC

http://deadlanguage803.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/Burntbooks
http://www.atalossrecordings.com
https://www.facebook.com/atalossrecordings