California’s nihilistic hardcore wreckers THE LOVE BELOW have just locked down a brutal trail of shows this May and June, including an A389 Records showcase in California as well as several performances at this year’s Chaos In Tejas gathering in Texas.
The mayhem begins this Saturday, May 19th, where THE LOVE BELOW will take part in the first-ever West Coast A389 label showcase in Pomona, California. Not only will the band perform alongside a crushing lineup of their A389 brethren including Integrity, Ringworm, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Young And In The Way and more, but the band’s original drummer Chris Arias will rejoin the lineup for this special show for the first time in over a year.
Less than two weeks after the A389 showcase, THE LOVE BELOW kick off a twenty-five date trek across the United States including two raging shows at this year’s installment of the annual Chaos In Tejas throwdown alongside Sham 69, Saint Vitus, Absu, Ringworm, Dropdead, Nasum, Winter, The Mob, and dozens more in Austin, Texas.
Comprised of members of Carry The Casket, The Mistake, and Mother Speed, TLB haphazardly coalesce elements of ’90s icons Fall Silent, Endeavor and Left For Dead into a sound akin to more contemporary acts like Pulling Teeth, Trash Talk and Cursed, resulting in purely unhinged mayhem. Released by A389 Records in early April, THE LOVE BELOW’s debut LP Every Tongue Shall Caress belts out thirteen tracks in under twenty-four minutes. Stream the entire album via the band’s official Stereokiller profile page AT THIS LOCATION.
THE LOVE BELOW U.S. Tour And Fest Dates:
5/19/2012 The Glass House – Pomona, CA @ A389 showcase w/ Integrity, Ringworm, more [info]
5/31/2012 The Nile – Phoenix, AZ w/ Cold World, Backtrack, Dead End Path
6/01/2012 Dads Club – Las Cruces, NM
6/02/2012 Skrimbleshanx – Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas [info]
6/03/2012 Beerland – Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas [info]
6/04/2012 Dedicated Art Space – Little Rock, AR
6/05/2012 Crosstown Arts – Memphis, TN
6/06/2012 The Spot – Tupelo, MS
6/07/2012 TBA – Columbia, SC
6/08/2012 Empire – Richmond, VA
6/09/2012 Golden West – Baltimore, MD
6/10/2012 The Model Home – Philadelphia, PA
6/11/2012 Ray Cappo’s Cantina – New Brunswick, NJ
6/12/2012 Rock n’ Roll House – Middletown, CT
6/13/2012 Radio Bar – Somerville, MA
6/14/2012 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
6/15/2012 O’Reilly’s – Philadelphia, PA
6/16/2012 The West End – Ashtabula, OH
6/17/2012 The Albion – Chicago, IL
6/18/2012 Medusa – Minneapolis, MN
6/19/2012 The Fox Hole – St. Louis, MO
6/20/2012 Cafe Berlin – Columbia, MO
6/21/2012 The Newsroom – Kansas City, MO
6/22/2012 Blast-O-Mat – Denver, CO
6/23/2012 Dads Grand Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
6/24/2012 Wall Street – Phoenix, AZ
“…there really isn’t another band that sounds like them…This fucking album is amazing. 10/10″ – American Aftermath
“There is a nice sludgy layer beneath their sharp snotty sound. 5/5″ – Bring On Mixed Reviews
“…there is a sincere and palpable feeling of pure filth that permeates from every element of the band’s sound on this record, and it comes together to form one of the most entertaining and addictive listens from a hardcore record yet this year.” – Toxicbreed’s Funhouse
“…the Love Below’s approach to songwriting is unwavering, even if the vocals aren’t. Words spoken in a normal voice are followed by those pushed to near-distorted territory in a screeching howl quivering with emotion.” – Exclaim!
“Every song has a shaky and dirty feel like it could all fall apart at any minute. It isn’t a pretty sound and it isn’t close to coming off polished.” – Stereokiller