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).
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