Bass Drum of Death has quickly become one of our favorite indie bands who know how to bring a little bit of rock n roll to their sound. Today they are continuing that hot trend with this catchy new rocker called “Left For Dead”. Once again we are treated to a poppy, garage rock themed tune that’s sure to be even better in the live setting. Can’t get enough of this band.
Pick up the brand new BDOD LP entitled Rip This on October 7th via Innovative Leisure.
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Bass Drum of Death head out on a short tour soon (sorry not coming to Texas) and a celebration is in order with this new single “Black Don’t Glow”. It’s about what you’d expect from the band, and that’s a good thing of course. Garage rock sounds, washed out vocals, and wailing guitars are all here, and badass. Hopefully we’ll be hearing about the workings of a new album sometime soon.
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We hit up the Parish this past Friday to have a few beverages and spend some time watching some acts that we love. As I reflect upon the night, all I can say is that it ended up being a tale of two bands. You’ll have to read on for my thoughts on the evening. Read more
||Friday, October 18th
||$15 from Frontgate
Shows are coming fast and quick around here in Austin, and a this week seems jam packed with great events. Those of you with a heavy-hand should definitely keep your eyes on this Hanni El Khatib show at the Parish on Friday night. The headliner is out in support of Head in the Dirt, which is a raucous affair of hooks and bangers. Even more important is that Bass Drum of Death will be opening the evening for you all. Their riotous live shows are something of legend around here…almost as legendary as their phenomenal recorded output. I bet the night’s loud in the best way possible. Join us won’t you!
Download: Bass Drum of Death – I Dunno [MP3]
Yet another small festival in Austin has grown into something much bigger than we ever thought it would and now Psych Fest is ready to stake a claim with the festival cool kids in town. As we usually tend to do, we’ll be previewing some of the artists playing the festival with a few spotlights on bands we think you should pay attention to. Today we’ll kick things off with festival artist and ATH approved Bass Drum of Death. Follow the jump for more.
Bass Drum of Death has long been a favorite of the staff around here. I think the no nonsense punk rock n roll thing is clearly something we all appreciate when it comes down to it. This new track “Shattered Me” is definitely a “no nonsense” punk rock song, but also has this beautifully constructed chorus that shows maybe a new side to the band. Maybe Barrett can write the hits too?
A new self-titled album is due out June 25th on Innovative Literature.
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I didn’t really know much about Dead Gaze when I got the press release, but then again, I guess I did. Cole Furlow, the man behind the moniker, has been rubbing elbows with the likes of Dent May and Bass Drum of Death, not to mention releasing tons of hard to find 7″ and other various rarities. Luckily for us, Palmist is going to release a compilation of all that material on May 21st as a self-titled compilation. I have a feeling that you’re all going to enjoy the music here, as it’s readily accessible, yet artfully crafted. Probably my favorite jam of the day.
Download:Dead Gaze – I Found the Ending [MP3]
I like the new Red7. I really do. But there are only so many purple pics I can edit before going cross-eyed. For this show, I was back at the friendly confines of The Mohawk where all are welcome. Ahh, green, red, blue and plain ole off-white – The openers, La Migra, even decided to do an uplit by light bulb thing. I cranked up the ISO and had a whisky, pinky-raised.
Bass Drum of Death with DZ Deathrays in support, nary a bass guitar in sight for the latter two-thirds of the evening’s program. Plenty of familiar faces braved the crap weather and gave the Indoors arena a human temperature level.
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||Tuesday, July 10th
||$8 from Frontgate
If you’re looking for a show that’s going to rock your socks off then you better get out to the Mohawk on Tuesday night. One of my favorite acts, Bass Drum of Death, is heading into town with a whole bunch of new tunes to bring the house down; they’re loud and energetic and everything in between. They’ll be joined by their friends DZ Deathrays who’ve been touring all over the country with the band, bringing the rock n’ roll to us all. If you’re looking for a show that’s destined to be memorable, then meet us at the Mohawk on Tuesday.
Download:Bass Drum of Death – I Dunno [MP3]
If you hit up the Toro y Moi show earlier this month, then hopefully you got there earlier enough to catch Bass Drum of Death. We’ve raved about the band for some time, and their live show was simply fantastic, as we’ve come to expect from the band. They’re heading overseas to support their recent album GB City, but not before dropping a new rocker on us. It’s a steady groove, with a catchy closing chorus, and a bit of grit–these are all good things. So, if you haven’t gotten into these guys now; you’ve got a bit of time to make it up to yourself.
Download: Bass Drum of Death – I Dunno [MP3]