"Legendary Demo's songs could make any connoisseur of bong-rock put down their Kyuss and Alabama Thunderpussy CDs long enough to give a bona fide discerning listen." - Pitchforkmedia.com
"These dudes can seriously shred." - Absolutepunk.net
"This album is good - really good." - Decoymusic.com
Stream "Legendary Demo" HERE!
They say you can take the kid out of the rock, but you can’t take the rock out
of the kid…or some shit like that. This is especially difficult when “the kid” in
question is Cave In’s Adam McGrath, fearless leader and vocalist/guitarist of Clouds, an outfit that delivers unbridled action-rock harking back to the mid/late-’90s Man’s Ruin garage onslaught—which, in turn, owes its
collective hearing loss to the likes of the Wipers, the Bad Brains, the Stooges, and the MC5. So you can see what kind of lineage we’re talking about here.
But wait—that’s not all these Boston gents have to offer: From nasty psych and Southern power grooves to (believe it or not) “Party Grunge” and sax’d-out dub, Legendary Demo has it all. Unlike anything else in Hydra Head’s vast back catalogue, this is truly a revelation.
Clouds defines band incest like no other! Their ranks feature current and/orformer members of Cave In, Kid Kilowatt, 27, Miltown, Suicide File, Hope Conspiracy, The A-Team, Righteous Jams (for two shows), Panic, Green Island (ska band), Permanent Damage, Piebald’s touring band, Zozobra’s
upcoming touring band, and even a former Cast Iron Hike roadie! How’s that
for a “selling point”?
Though they wear their influences on their sleeves proudly, Clouds stand apart from their progenitors because the melting pot sounds unique. They lock and stock their way through a full length’s worth of manic tracks that meld (seriously, folks) ZZ Top, the Stooges, Karp, Sun Ra, and the Bad Brains. Backed by in-the-pocket rhythm chops and fronted by dual vocals, Legendary Demo amalgamates tight riffs with moodier passages.
Just off a UK tour with Stephen Brodsky's Octave Museum, Clouds are ready to take their pummeling live show to the streets of the US for the first time since their inception.
"Legendary Demo" Tracklist:
1. New Amnesia
3. Live It For Now
4. Party Grunge
5. Mountain Jim
6. Guardian's Eyes
7. Magic Hater
8. Quartulli Dub
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* AUTONYM *
“If Autonym continues on in the direction of this album, their noisy hardcore may just lead them to the promise land.” – Pastepunk.com
“Shall We Skip To Excessive Celebration? bombards the listener from start to finish with songs acting as short bursts of speed and intensity that evoke an urgency and sense of purpose welcome in the hardcore genre.” – Absolutepunk.net
"Discordant assaults, lovingly put to tape by Pete Lyman of another searing L.A. squad, Year Future." - MTV.com
AUTONYM are the LA by way of Philadelphia based discordant punk attack brought to you by some soon to be heroes in the scene.
Produced and engineered by Year Future bassist Pete Lyman (see also Neon Blonde and The Locust) at Infrasonic Sound (The Mars Volta, VSS) in Los Angeles, CA, “Shall We Skip To Excessive Celebration?” documents an underground hardcore-punk revival last heard to be this amazing by championed legends Swing Kids and Yaphet Kotto and more recently, citing influences by the likes of The #12 Looks Like You, Fear Before the March of Flames, The Red Chord, and more.
The band has also recently brought some controversy their way after vocalist Will Angelos (also self-proclaimed author releasing an internet-only novel later in 2007) posted some commentary on religion in the punk rock community (the entire article can be read on the band’s myspace blog: www.myspace.com/autonymla) which, after a successful US tour with Secret Lives of The Freemasons and Across Five Aprils, brought fans and foes alike responding to the band’s stance on the issue (Angelos has also been defending his opinion to the likes of Absolutepunk.net who’s fans have had their share of reaction, as did the manager of christian-core heroes, Underoath)
Vocalist Will Angelos comments on the band’s debut album:
“Shall We Skip To Excessive Celebration? is the debut full length from Autonym. The band set out to create a sound that redefined both the hardcore and punk genres and create a concept album more far reaching and genuine than the many others that have flooded the music scene as of late. With the help of Producer/Engineer Pete Lyman (Neon Blonde, The Locust, Bassist of Year Future), Autonym created a new sound that pushes the boundaries of hardcore. With innovative guitar work, inventive time signatures ex. 23/7 on The Sinner and His Patient Wife, landmark drum work, and groundbreaking vocals and lyrical content, Autonym has put together a debut full length that is both original and sincere.
With a 200-page novel and video accompanying the entire album, (now w/ new distribution through Red-Eye Distribution) Autonym has found a way to return to the traditional values and earnest sound of early punk while creating music arranged intricately in both style and concept. The upcoming debut album and accompanying novel, along with constant touring, has caused a stir in independent music as Autonym makes its grand entrance asking Shall We Skip To Excessive Celebration?”
"Shall We Skip To Excessive Celebration?" Tracklisting:
1. The First Dinner
2. The Luminary
3. Boundless Accord
4. Battered Wife Syndrome
7. The Dalits
8. Says I
9. The Pliant
11. The Sinner and His Patient Wife
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CLOUDS / AUTONYM U.S. Tour!
Apr 11 2007 Mountain Bar Los Angeles, California
Apr 12 2007 Scolari's Office San Diego, California
Apr 13 2007 The Phix Phoenix, Arizona
Apr 15 2007 Emo's Austin, Texas
Apr 16 2007 the Vortex Beaumont, Texas
Apr 17 2007 Rubber Gloves Denton, Texas
Apr 18 2007 the Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Apr 19 2007 Vino's Little Rock, Arkansas
Apr 21 2007 Rooster's Auburn, Alabama
Apr 22 2007 Greene Street Club Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 23 2007 First Unitarian Church Philidelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 24 2007 DC9 WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Apr 25 2007 Europa Night Club Brooklyn, New York
Apr 26 2007 the Baseball Tavern Boston, Massachusetts