DOG SHREDDER‘s Brass Tactics 12″ is out today via Seattle’s Good To Die Records! The record shows the scorching underbelly of the Bellingham, Washington-based trio at their most over three technical, caustic, unrestrained, psychotically-charged tracks that consume fifteen minutes. To help disseminate the release of this beast upon the lands, the folks at Invisible Oranges are hosting a full stream of Brass Tactics… CLICK HERE!
A stint of DOG SHREDDER live appearances throughout the Pacific Northwest are also confirmed, beginning with two record release shows next week followed by a trio of dates in early May. A more extensive West Coast tour is being devised for early June and will be announced in the coming weeks.
DOG SHREDDER Confirmed Tour Dates:
4/26/2012 Barboza – Seattle, WA – Brass Tactics Record Release Show w/ Sandrider, Monogamy Party, Brokaw
4/27/2012 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA – Brass Tactics Record Release Show w/ Sandrider + more
5/10/2012 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ Black Elk, White Orange, Norska
5/11/2012 The Comet – Seattle, WA w/ The Ruby Doe, Black Elk, Akimbo
5/12/2012 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA w/ The Ruby Doe, Black Elk, Akimbo
“…they definitely sound like they’re throwing everything into the ring, trying to turn the Fucking Champs into the Fucking Chumps.” – Pitchfork
“…one of the more complex and surprising records I have heard so far this year. With a name like Dog Shredder, what’s not to love? 9/10” – American Aftermath
“…Dog Shredder has come roaring back with Brass Tactics, a three-song EP that leavens its brevity with pulverizing rock bravado. Lightning quick time changes, epic shredding (of guitars, not dogs), and prog-metal thrashing…” – Seattle Weekly
“Multi-layered and tightly knit while simultaneously maintaining a level of spacey ambiance and a penchant for animal references, Dog Shredder may just be the metal response to Animal Collective that we have all been unconsciously searching for.” – Invisible Oranges
“…high tension music that fuses together elements of punk, prog and laser-focused jams to create an experimental sound not unlike South Youth covering Black Sabbath.” – The Sleeping Shaman
“…a chaotic and petulant release that rejects easy classification, displaying the messy energy of punk but with the sheer skill and instrumental sophistication of progressive metal, and a rollicking, irreverent hard rock quality.” – About.com