“Throughout its twelve songs, Turncoat provides a great slab of post-hardcore infused dissonant and aggressive noise rock.” – Echoes And Dust
With the release of Turncoat, the upcoming full-length from long-running rock trio, THROTTLEROD, inching closer to release, today the gatekeepers at Echoes And Dust offer up latest single, “Lima,” for public delight.
Comments vocalist/guitarist Matt Whitehead of the band’s latest single, “The initial idea for ‘Lima’ was something I had put together using three-four bass tracks and no guitar. Once we got in the same room with the ideas, [drummer] Kevin [White] fought with it for a while and then changed the feel of it by adding this unexpected, Bonham-esque shuffle beat. ‘Lima’ is definitely one of the weirder and moodier tracks we’ve recorded. It’s also one of our personal favorites on this album.”
Hear “Lima” at THIS LOCATION.
You can also sample “Lazy Susan,” still playing at The Obelisk, at THIS LOCATION as well as “Bait Shop” at the official Small Stone BandCamp page HERE where you’ll also find preorder options.
South Carolina residents can catch THROTTLEROD live later this month with additional live performances to be announced soon.
6/24/2016 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
6/25/2016 Art Bar – Columbia, SC
Dedicated to the memory of Puny Human vocalist Jim Starace, who passed away in 2012, and had guested on the band’s 2006-issued Nail long player, Turncoat is an important step forward for the band, but much more, it’s a killer rock album, and whatever THROTTLEROD go through from one record to the next, and whoever happens to be sitting at the helm, that’s the underlying thread. It just wouldn’t be THROTTLEROD if it didn’t kick ass… and offer a surprise or two along the way. Turncoat was engineered and mixed by J. Robbins (Clutch, Coliseum, Against Me!) at Magpie Cage in Baltimore, Maryland, mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio in Cornwall, New York, and will see release on CD and digitally June 24th, 2016 via Small Stone Recordings.
THROTTLEROD has always had a knack for surprising, and Turncoat is no exception. After making the transition from four-piece to trio, the outfit offered up their third full-length, Pig Charmer, in 2009, and took a left turn from their earlier, riffier vibes to blistering and aggressive noise rock. Like all their prior work, it was produced by Andrew Schneider, and had a sharpness in its chug that, while it still grooved, was clearly looking to accomplish something apart from the THROTTLEROD‘s earlier three LPs: 2000’s Eastbound And Down, 2003’s Hell And High Water, and 2006’s Nail, as well their quiet, semi-unplugged 2004 EP, Starve The Dead.
While the biggest change that Pig Charmer brought about was in lineup, Turncoat goes even further. Instead of going back to record as they always had, the band hooked up with J. Robbins to lay down Turncoat‘s twelve tracks, and the result of the new collaboration is that the album not only follows-up on the aggro promise of Pig Charmer, but builds it outward, in a way that’s more melodically resonant and as much about emotional expression as sonic impact.