[photo by Invisible Hour]
Seattle’s BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH — featuring legendary guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle, formerly of Tad and Hog Molly, veteran bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki) — will bring their apocalyptic tidings to the streets next month for a long-anticipated run of West Coast performances. Slated to launch on May 21st on their home turf, the trek will quake eight stages through May 30th in Boise and follows the trio’s previously announced record release show at The Columbia City Theater in Seattle with additional live dates to be broadcast in the weeks to come.
Comments Doyle, “After having done our first U.S. West Coast tour back in 2012, we are stoked to be able to bring our songs out on the road once again to a town near you. We look forward to seeing our friends and making new ones as we trudge the highways with 1,500 filthy watts of amplification and drums big enough to be heard from the other side of a mountain range.”
BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH:
4/18/2015 The Columbia City Theater – Seattle, WA [info]
5/21/2015 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA w/ Bali Girls
5/22/2015 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ Atriarch, Rabbits
5/23/2015 Starlight Lounge – Sacramento, CA
5/24/2015 Parkside – San Francisco, CA
5/27/2015 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
5/28/2015 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
5/29/2015 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
5/30/2015 Neurolux – Boise, ID
BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH will be deafening the masses with psalms off their self-titled debut, unleashed in February via Neurot Recordings. Captured at Robert Lang Studios and Doyle’s own Witch Ape Studio and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Melvins et al), Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth serves as Doyle’s first recorded release in nearly fifteen years. Splicing thick, jagged riffs through chilling post-punk drumming and hulking compositions that blow soulfully hot and desolately cold, sometimes within the confines of one track, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is the sound of earthly decomposition and planetary ruin; a slow, suffocating, spellbinding dance towards a looming apocalypse. The record continues to earn critical applause globally for its sonic enormity with Invisible Oranges insisting, “it will be very difficult for any band to release a better album than this one in 2015,” further elaborating, “The glacially paced ‘Empires Of Dust’ evokes Monotheist-era Celtic Frost with some post-punk elements, while ‘Unnamed’ imagines a world where the Melvins play black metal… Like the most iconic albums, this one reveals hidden nuances and elements with every listen.” In an 8/10 review of the record, Decibel Magazine issues, “The Bros.’ debut lurches to life with a lumbering, grunge-influenced tune, ‘Lava’… From here, things slow down to funeral doom pace for much of the next six tracks/35 minutes. However, the doom and darkness is shaded with some interesting melodic textures and moments of lightness that come at unexpected times and add a dynamic gravity to the material.” NPR observes, “Doyle’s ears must have absorbed the past decade of heavy where the quiet-to-ear-splitting-loud dynamic dominated, but like his Pacific Northwest brothers in YOB, there is purpose in its movement,” while The Obelisk gushes, “Tad leads the charge through seven rounds of atmospheric post-sludge, the record’s 44 minutes no less concerned with ambience and mood than with gritting their teeth and bashing the listener over the head with waves of tectonic nod.”
Sample BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH‘s “Unnamed,” still streaming at NPR at THIS LOCATION, “La Mano Poderosa” heavying up the airwaves of Classic Rock at THIS LOCATION and “Lava,” still crushing Decibel HERE.
Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth is currently available on CD or LP at THIS LOCATION.
“After 15 years of relative silence, it’s good to have Tad Doyle back and in such fine form. God’s balls, This is heavy shit.” – MusicOMH