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What's up AZ punks! Long time no post! Even tho we've been laying way low over the past year or so, we've been keeping tabs on some of the great local punk rock that continues to trek through the desert of social, political and personal turmoil. It would seem that when our little pocket of dust and sun reaches a tipping point, the aggressive creativity of our local talent tends to boil over. Case-in-point; the dark lovechild of heavy hitters, Said Gun, Landmine Marathon and Cagematch (three of my personal favorites from the past several years) - Seas Will Rise!
Here's a little snippet from their press release, and their track Tihs Teardown Town from their first albun, Disease Is Our Refrain, to wet your pallet:
DJ Johnny Volume's weekly Delinquency show played host to a listening party for the band last night at Yucca Tap Room. Guitarist Corey Rial tells us about superstar bassist, and upcoming house party DJ, Chad Knapp's wild night.
C: Chad had work obligations today, but he has been dying to play DJ in front of people. So he burnt the '10'oclock oil' and had a huge grin on his face and was manning the turntables like he was a skinny white Kool Herc. I think his highlight of the night was playing TSOL, which he accidentally played one whole side of when he went outside to smoke.
We contacted Chad to see if he would speak to us on-record about these allegations, but the only response we received exclaimed "Eldorado! Eldorado! El Dor Ado!". Corey continues,
My highlight was the records David our drummer brought, Sacred Reich, Van Halen, Anthrax and the Ace Frehley solo KISS record. It was a fun night.
That's great. We're glad to hear Chad is reaching for the stars. But what about the album?
C: Listening to our record over a PA like that lent itself to a discovery of shorts. The A side of the record is a blazing exercise in anger while the B side is menacing moody collection of pounding songs. So to tie it to our name in an incredibly corny way Side A is the seas rising and flooding out and wiping away everything and side B is the aftermath of sitting there watching everything become decayed and fucked and even more shitty then it all ready was. But peacefull in a way. Plus the record ends in a really cool Death Waltz composed by our friend Shay. I sound like a dickhead talking about my own record like this... but it was cool just sitting and enjoying the record, instead of critically thinking about it.
Seas Will Rise is having their AZ album release show on February 10th @ Yucca Tap Room. They're still squaring away some of the bands, but check the AZPunk calendar for the details.
Also, if you missed it, New Times' Up On The Sun did a piece on Seas Will Rise this week. Check it out here. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for these guys in 2012. If the end of times doesn't tear us apart, Seas Will Rise surely will.
The latest Fall Dates for Rhythm Dragons Billy 3.0 Tour (Part 2) that starts October 1st.
Anarchy 520 Radio Show 9pm @ See Details • All Ages • Free Show! with 1. -the Clash – Know Your Rights, 2. The Slits- Not Anyone’s Little Girl, 3. Death- Politicians In My Eyes, 4. The Hives- Supply And Demand, 5. Rachid Taha- Rock El Casbah, 6. The Vaccines- Teenage Icon, 7. Iggy And The Stooges- I Got A Right, 8. Fishbone- Fight The Youth, 9. Pat
Latest album "Billy 3.0"by Rhythm Dragons plus all the past catalog of original songs by Phoenix,Arizona's own Rockabilly trio "the RHYTHM DRAGONS" - check it out at : https://www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/billy-3.0/id814571587
Check out the Latest album "Billy 3.0"by Rhythm Dragons plus all the past catalog of original songs by Phoenix,Arizona's own Rockabilly trio "the RHYTHM DRAGONS" - check it out at : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/billy-3.0/id814571587
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