Preview/Purchase THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS’ Celebrity Therapist HERE.
Atlanta, Georgia-based mathcore architects THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS today drop their explosive Celebrity Therapist full-length via MNRK Heavy and Modern Static Records.
THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS is charismatic frontman Carson Pace, possessed like a young Mike Patton, guitarists Maddie Caffrey and Dan Hodsdon, bassist Jackie Buckalew, drummer Sam Williamson, and violinist Amber Christman. Together the band revives noise rock like they’re summoning the dead delivering a vibrant and distinctly singular concoction of mathcore, sasscore, and post-hardcore — a sound that’s unapologetically dense and impenetrable yet confusingly inviting as each song deliriously swerves across stylistic lines.
Reaping critical accolades both Stateside and abroad, Celebrity Therapist shockingly ups the ante of the band’s lauded 2019 Die On Mars full-length with convulsive time shifts and sadistic precision. Revolver hails the band’s “torrential storm of mathcore complexity, soft-jazz Muzak, bossa nova, alternative radio rock, and effects warped violin warping ” Kerrang! calls the record “wonderful” and “chaotic,” while Stereogum observes, “Atlanta’s THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS make a frantic, freaked-out form of math-damaged metalcore. They recall the late-’90s insanity of The Dillinger Escape Plan and Botch, if either of those bands had ever messed around with pop melodies or employed a violin player.” Adds Distorted Sound, “[Celebrity Therapist] is quite possibly the most essential release in the worlds of post-hardcore, metalcore and whatever else you want to call it that we’ve had in the 2020s so far, if not for longer.”
Celebrity Therapist is out now on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. Order yours today at THIS LOCATION.
View the band’s previously released videos for “A Brief Article Regarding Time Loops,” “What Is Delicious? Who Swarms?,” and “The Elephant Man In The Room,” at THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS Youtube channel HERE.
Coinciding with the release of Celebrity Therapist, THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS have joined MNRK Heavy labelmates Rolo Tomassi for a two-week run of US live dates. The journey, which commenced September 1st in Allston, Massachusetts, will run through September 15th in Brooklyn, New York with additional support provided by Cryptodira. See all confirmed dates below.
THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS w/ Rolo Tomassi, Cryptodira [remaining dates]:
9/02/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
9/03/2022 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
9/04/2022 The Crafthouse Stage & Grill – Pittsburgh, PA
9/06/2022 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
9/07/2022 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
9/09/2022 Big Room Bar – Columbus, OH
9/10/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
9/11/2022 Purgatory @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/12/2022 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
9/13/2022 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
9/14/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
9/15/2022 The Meadows – New York City, NY
“For every skronky guitar spasm and rhythmic tongue-twist, there’s a majestically catchy chorus or a destructively heavy breakdown that actually rewards the ear with something singable or moshable. It’s not just messy and weird for the hell of it, there’s an actual purpose and intentionality to its structure, and so many sonic tidbits to sink your teeth into.” – Revolver
“Lofty comparisons like ‘Dillinger by way of Mr. Bungle’ usually do nothing but make me think one thing: ‘buuuullshit.’ But you know what? I’m eating my words today, because the song you’re about to hear off of their fourth studio effort Celebrity Therapist easily pulls from those influences, plunges what they’ve extracted into a broken centrifuge, and force feeds you the twisted concoction they’ve created. If you like metalcore but think the genre needs better hooks and a violin, then you’ve found your new band.” – MetalSucks on “The Elephant Man In The Room”
“THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS make a frantic, freaked-out form of math-damaged metalcore. They recall the late-’90s insanity of The Dillinger Escape Plan and Botch, if either of those bands had ever messed around with pop melodies or employed a violin player.” – Stereogum
“Wonderful, chaotic…” – Kerrang!
“With three minutes of shapeshifting metalcore that sounds even more chaotic than anything on Die On Mars, ‘A Brief Article Regarding Time Loops’ already proves that the wait has been worth it. It continues the DAOBOYS’ knack for fusing Botch/Converge-style mathcore with Every Time I Die/The Chariot-style theatrics, but even that description can’t prepare you for this beast, which also incorporates white noise, a spoken word head trip, a deathcore-ish breakdown, and a complete disregard for traditional song structure.” – BrooklynVegan
“It is innovative, unflinching, brazen, fun as hell, and completely unfazed to stand in a league all it’s own. I haven’t had a listening experience as captivating as this one in a very long time, and this record is going to be widely revered as a classic of several genres one day. It gets a perfect score. Get hip to it now before you fall behind.” – New Noise Magazine
“A peak of efficacy is reached on ‘Title Track:’ a cinematic conflagration of wild, grinding intensity, treacly electronics, stuttering, Mr. Bungle-style clown metal and shimmering waves of post-rock grandeur. Somehow, it all hangs together. THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS are clever, unpredictable bastards, and this is a deeply smart and subversive piece of work.” – Blabbermouth
“If your musical tastes even skirt around mathcore, this is a mandatory listen this year, and if this world is just, then Celebrity Therapist should be a staple of mathcore moving forward… one of the busiest records I’ve had the pleasure to digest, but they manage to make it work exceptionally.” – Boolin Tunes
“…quite possibly the most essential release in the worlds of post-hardcore, metalcore and whatever else you want to call it that we’ve had in the 2020s so far, if not for longer.” – Distorted Sound
“…a record that manages to be both archetypal and redefining of mathcore as a genre. A cacophonous amalgam of blistering brutality, mind-numbing technicality and neck-snapping twists out of far-left field, Celebrity Therapist sees THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS emerge as perhaps one of the genre’s first newcomers with a level shot at rising to the level of notoriety, influence and excellence as acts like Botch or The Dillinger Escape Plan.” – New Transcendence
“Most hardcore wishes it had as much of an abundance of style and substance as Celebrity Therapist does; even among the best of them, THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS simply feel unstoppable.” – The Soundboard
THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS:
Carson Pace – vocals
Maddie Caffrey – guitar
Jackie Buckalew – bass
Amber Christman – violin
Sam Williamson – drums
Dan Hodsdon – guitar