Thursday, February 1, 2007

DAUGHTERS Announce US and Japanese Tour Dates * Artist of the Year?!



Providence masters of discomfort, DAUGHTERS, will be kicking off their first ever tour of Japan TONIGHT, and have also announced a full US tour, obliterating the West Coast w/ THE LOCUST and CATTLE DECAPITATION, inspiring drug induced orgies on their East Coast romp w/ CHINESE STARS, and blowing minds in the South w/ PELICAN and RUSSIAN CIRCLES! All this in support of their debut full-length "Hell Songs" out August 8th 2006 on Hydra Head!

"Galaxies heavier than its predecessor" - CMJ

"The band manages to express musically in a short timespan what many bands of this genre don't in their entire career." - Lambgoat

"Daughters split the difference between Hella and the Locust into tiny little pieces before eating the pieces, barfing them up and then eating them again." -

"Led by monstrous drums, metal vocals, and a general vibe of unrelenting chaos, the quintet of Alexis Marshall (vocals), Brent Frattini (guitar), Jon Syverson (drums), Nicholas Andrew Sadler (guitar), and Samuel Moorehouse Walker (bass), unleash the fury on their latest album, Hell Songs." -

"The quintet plays less grind and more plodding doom-core (read: an amphetamine-charged Arab on Radar). They still sound like Daughters, but even more chaotic." - Decibel Magazine

Providence, RI’s DAUGHTERS, are back w/ the follow-up to their “Canada Songs” album Robotic Empire, 2003) entitled “Hell Songs,”, an entirely new approach to music in general. After their last US tour w/ epic instrumental-rock masters, Red Sparowes and Pelican and giving new meaning to the word brutal, DAUGHTERS have expanded their minds and abilities, introducing unholy and outrageous new elements to their sound, leaving behind whatever could be considered typical within their genre, and fitting in perfectly to the monstrous Hydra Head roster. At times sounding like label-mates Oxbow or cult-legends Arab-on-Radar (on steroids), “Hell Songs” hits like a Mac Truck, pummeling its listener in a way that is, to-date, unmatched.

"What the fuck you guys? The vocals: What happened to them?”
- A fan posting on Daughters’ MySpace page

After staking out a reasonably comfortable bus-stop bench near the same wretched intersection where Lightning Bolt, the Locust, Oxbow and the Dillinger Escape Plan work their filthy corners, Providence, Rhode Island’s Daughters slowly unzipped and whipped out 2003’s Canada Songs (Robotic Empire). The art-school kids shit themselves; Some Girls, Melt Banana and Doomriders went on tour with them, and the dudes over at Three One G asked them to cover a Birthday Party song (”Marry Me (Lie! Lie!)”) for a tribute compilation (Release the Bats). Last but not least, the pimps at Hydra Head came calling for sloppy seconds. They brought a bottle of Cristal, a pile of limited-edition colored vinyl and some Astroglide; pants were charmed down to at least knee-level, and nine months later, a misshapen fetus called Hell Songs was delivered by Andrew Schneider (Scissorfight, Blue Man Group, Cave In, Keelhaul).

Within seconds, it began sucking greedily at the teat of mass dissemination. It was an ugly little bastard, with an encephalitic head, and it looked suspiciously like the mailman. It shit its pants a lot, just like those goddamn art school kids, and it would not fucking shut up. So, like the socially responsible parents they are, Daughters sent it out into the world to become a twitchy, axe murderer/chronic masturbator type with a veritable laundry list of physical and mental deficiencies. Nobody hires fidgety miscreants like this anymore (not even Catholic schools), so Hell Songs returned to that wretched intersection, looking vaguely familiar to the locals, only sweatier and more viciously deranged.

Sometimes that bus stop becomes too much to withstand; sometimes he/she drinks too much and puts the lotion in the basket. Sometimes he/she forgets to take his/her medication. But that’s okay; there are some things modern medicine will never cure. He/she is looking at you right now, as a matter of fact, and he/she thinks youĂ­re kind of cute.


Feb 1 2007 O-Nest Shibuya / Tokyo, Japan
Feb 2 2007 Lush Shibuya/Tokyo
Feb 3 2007 Mod Studio Meguro/Tokyo
Feb 4 2007 Studio Coast Shin-Kiba / Tokyo, Japan

USA w/ Chinese Stars!
Mar 5 2007 Wallingford American Legion Wallingford, CT
Mar 6 2007 Knitting Factory NYC
Mar 7 2007 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia PA
Mar 8 2007 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Mar 9 2007 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Mar 10 2007 Casbah at Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC

USA w/ Pelican and Russian Circles!
Mar 11 2007 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
Mar 12 2007 Bottletree Lounge Birmingham, AL
Mar 13 2007 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
Mar 14 2007 Walters Houston, TX
Mar 15 2007 SXSW Emos Austin, Texas - Hydra Head Showcase w/ Jesu, Pelican, Big Business, Oxbow, and Stephen Brodsky's Octave Museum

USA w/ The Locust and Cattle Decapitation!
Mar 23 2007 Epicentre San Diego, California
Mar 24 2007 Chain Reaction Anaheim, California
Mar 28 2007 Knitting Factory Hollywood, California
Mar 29 2007 Slim's San Francisco, California
Mar 30 2007 Gilman Street Berkeley, California
Mar 31 2007 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon
Apr 1 2007 Neumo's Seattle, Washington
Apr 3 2007 Club Sound Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 4 2007 the Marquis Theatre Denver, Colorado
Apr 5 2007 The Rock Omaha, NE
Apr 7 2007 Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, Illinois
Apr 12 2007 Roxy Underground Boston, MA
April 20 2007 The Social Orlando, FL
Apr 21 2007 Respectable Street West Palm, FL
Apr 27 2007 House Of Rock And Roll El Paso, TX
Apr 28 2007 The Sets Tempe, Arizona
+ more TBA!

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