Monday, February 19, 2007
CLOCKCLEANER Announce US Tour * SXSW Appearance * New Record on Load!
Philadelphia's CLOCKCLEANER Announce U.S. Tour w/ Times New Viking * SXSW Appearance * Fall Album on Load!
"Clockcleaner plays relentless noise-rock dirges with no room for air and a chest-thumping dynamic, as dissonance splinters off of the heavy delay/reverb processing like broken glass from a shattered picture window." - Dustedmagazine.com
"Sharkey’s vocals are clearly from the mewling, ranting, staggering School of David Yow." - Decibel Magazine
"Clockcleaner's affront is equal parts Butthole Surferania irreverent punk and big-bore Rapeman noise delivered with in-the-red abandon." - Baltimore City Paper
Pummeling drums, drooling vocals and diamond-toothed chainsaw guitar all come together in an ugly display of volatile rock 'n' roll that equally brings to mind old Chicago noise-rock, highway construction work, brutal hangovers and, well, Flipper (remember them? They were sick!). - Erik Bader, Philadelphia Weekly
Introducing your new favorite punk rock band kiddies. Philadelphia's CLOCKCLEANER, who are, "basically not allowed to play in Philly," perform 70's inspired sci-fi punk not-unlike skull pummeling artists No Trend or Bauhaus.
Led by ex-Nine Shocks Terror member John Sharkey on guitar and vocals (who, after a bad car wreck had amnesia throughout the recording of their last record, "Nevermind"), Karen Horner (formerly of the band Green Apple Quickstep) on bass, who proclaims "Philadelphia is made of pussies," and drummer Richie Penetrator who, prior to the band, modeled footwear for Fila and various department stores to get a paycheck, CLOCKCLEANER'S live show is something like being awake during a Nightmare on Elm Street dream while simultaniously experiencing epileptic seizures as those blade-ridden gloves find themselves in various orafices (see also Birthday Party).
Watch the live video of "Missing Dick" HERE
CLOCKCLEANER'S albums are something of collectors items, and on Tuesday, the band will release their second single, "Frogrammer," followed by the band's second full length "Babylon Rules" this September on Load Records. Featuring the song "Vomiting Mirrors" which is currently streaming on the band's Myspace page, the album is a dark and twisted look into the human psyche.
See CLOCKCLEANER on tour w/ Times New Viking:
Feb 23 2007 Dorothy 6 Braddock, Pennsylvania
Feb 24 2007 Bourbon St. Times New Viking Record Release Gig Columbus, Ohio
Mar 8 2007 the Tower w/ TNV + Homostupids + Sun God Cleveland, Ohio
Mar 9 2007 TBA- w/ TNV Chicago, Idaho
Mar 10 2007 Downtown Records w/ TNV Lafayette, Indiana
Mar 11 2007 The Ground Floor w/ TNV Belleville, Illinois
Mar 12 2007 Valhalla Gallery w/ TNV Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 13 2007 TBA w/ TNV OK City, Oklahoma
Mar 14 2007 J & J Pizza w/ TNV + Marked Men and a ton of others Denton, Texas
Mar 16 2007 SXSW - Vice Kills Texas
Mar 16 2007 Time Out NY SXSW showcase w/ TNV + PEACHES Austin, Texas
Mar 17 2007 Sound on Sound w/ TNV + Marked Men + Iron Age Austin, Texas
Mar 18 2007 Circle Bar w/ TNV + Iron Age New Orleans, Louisiana
Mar 20 2007 Cellblock w/ TNV Mobile, Alabama
Mar 21 2007 Murphy's w/ TNV + Evil Army Memphis, Tennessee
Mar 22 2007 The Funhouse w/ TNV Nashville, Tennessee
Mar 23 2007 TBA w/ TNV Louiseville, Kentucky
Mar 24 2007 Carnegie Mellon University w/ TNV Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apr 15 2007 Johnny Brenda's w/ Out with a Bang + Vicious Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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