Milwaukee’s most volatile act, ENABLER, has locked down several new bouts of Spring tour dates in support of their brand new Shift Of Redemption EP, out this week via Think Fast! Records.
The brutalizing four-song EP picks up where last year’s brutalizing All Hail The Void LP on Southern Lord left off, flowing the hateful, impulsive and extremely infectious hook-and-breakdown-fueled frenzy ENABLER is so good at delivering. Stated founding frontman Jeff Lohrber on the construction and now the release of the new EP: “In the midst of the time where so much focus and energy was spent on the performance and production of AHTV, there were so many ideas floating around that I felt inspired to just keep writing, to just push the sound of ENABLER further than we had before. I think that this EP sums up the general feel of AHTV, but also is a glimpse of what is to come. I feel that every song has its own identity, and out of our entire catalog, it includes probably our hardest song to play live (‘Shift of Redemption’) in addition to two of my absolute favorites to play live (‘Live Low’ and ‘Sacrifice’). See you on the road, I can’t fucking wait.”
Recorded by Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings, mixed by Chris Common (Pelican, These Arms Are Snakes), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (From Ashes Rise, Sleep, High on Fire), Think Fast! this week releases the EP via digital download and 7″ — the first pressing limited to 1,000 copies, with 350 copies pressed on gold wax and 650 on clear — available here.
Fresh off of their ragingly successful first tour across the European plate alongside Rotten Sound and Martyrdöd last month, ENABLER has also locked down new North American tour dates with a week-long trek through the Midwest later this month, as well as another three-date Midwestern assault in mid-May.k These sessions include shows with Weekend Nachos, Early Graves, Rotten Sound, Dead in the Dirt and more, as well as a stop at the two-day D.I.Y. punk/hardcore gathering Forward Ohio Fest in late April with the likes of Wartorn, Raw Power, Masakari and more joining the skirmish.
In addition ENABLER has also confirmed their first tour of Australia, with a destructive ten-date expedition alongside Urns now set to go down in July.
ENABLER North American Tour Dates:
4/19/2013 Negative Space – Winnipeg, MB
4/20/2013 Medusa – Minneapolis MN w/ Weekend Nachos
4/21/2013 The Borg Ward – Milwaukee, WI w/ Weekend Nachos
4/23/2013 Error Records – Champaign, IL w/ Recreant
4/24/2013 Czar Bar – Kansas City, MO w/ Early Graves
4/25/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO w/ Everything Went Black
4/26/2013 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH @ Forward Ohio Fest [info]
5/15/2013 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI w/ Dead in the Dirt
5/16/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL w/ Rotten Sound, Dead in the Dirt
5/17/2013 The Crimson Lounge – Riverview, MI w/ Rotten Sound
ENABLER Australian Tour w/ Urns:
7/03/2013 TBA – Byron Bay
7/04/2013 Crowbar – Brisbane
7/05/2013 Hermann’s Bar – Sydney
7/06/2013 Black Wire Records – Sydney
7/07/2013 Yours & Owls – Wollongong
7/09/2013 Croatian Wickham Bowls Club – Newcastle
7/10/2013 The Pot Belly Bar – Canberra
7/11/2013 The Bendigo Hotel – Melbourne
7/12/2013 Black Goat Warehouse – Melbourne
7/13/2013 Enigma Bar – Adelaide