Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Neurot Announces 2008 Release Schedule!

Neurot Joins the Solid PR Roster * Announces 2008 Release Schedule!

Solid PR is pleased and excited to announce the latest addition to our roster, Neurot Recordings. Without saying too much (we could go on and on about this one), Neurot is hands down one of the most important record labels in music today. Formed nearly ten years ago by members of Neurosis and Tribes of Neurot, the label has been home to some of the most influential and groundbreaking bands in the heavy and experimental music scenes today, including Neurosis, Isis, Red Sparowes, Oxbow, Om, Grails, Final, and so many others, and we couldn't be more humbled to be working with them.

Below is a list of just some of the amazing bands with new albums coming this Spring. More surprises soon:

(March 10th - OUT NOW!)

Formerly at home on the Ipecac roster, London's Guapo have just released their NR debut. Guapo is the soundtrack to your eeriest of nightmares, or acid-laden journeys into the mind's own self, the soundtrack to the path towards greater learning and self-discovery, opening one's third eye as it were. Highly touted and grouped w/ instrumental / experimental rock's elite (see Battles, Sun-Ra, et al), Guapo's signing to NR gives even more credence to the label's status as one of the most important, influential, and groundbreaking in today's scene.

"Return to Disrpution"
(April 21st)

Psychedelic noise? Minimalist-thrash? Melbourne's Grey Daturas are brutal in the way Bastard Noise makes your ears bleed, or Merzbow makes you freak-the-f*ck out. It's art for art's sake, but it's also amazing music. Give "Return To Disruption" a listen when things are mellow or when you're pissed. It's perfect anytime.

"The Wake"
(May 5th)

Neurosis' Scott Kelly is not your typical singer-songwriter. On his second solo recording for NR, Kelly's voice brings to mind a stripped down Tom Waits or Chris Cornell. The desperation in his voice cries out in whispered pronouncements, conjuring an array of emotions from the deepest corners of listeners souls. The Wake is, simply put, a masterpiece.

"A Grave is a Grim Horse"
(May 19th)

Another Neurosis member with a new solo album coming this year, is Steve Von Till. On his latest, Von Till's voice whispers in speaking the hard truths, making him sound like a legend in his own time. It's a beautiful epic we see here, one that may leave you feeling like you've just heard life lessons from the master himself. The record is deep and heavy, but so real. Pay attention and you might just see that you have the power within yourself to make the life you live in. A Grave Is A Grim Horse is a strong contender for album of the year.

"And We Wept the Black Ocean Within"
(June 2nd)
A Storm of Light
hails from New York City and features Josh Graham (formerly of Red Sparowes), and Unsane's Vinnie Signorelli, automatically making them a force to be reckoned with. Their style of atmospheric doom is a pummeling, sonic assault, unleashing massive amounts of heaviness onto listeners skulls, and bursting eardrums at the same time. Seen recently opening for Neurosis and Mastodon in Brooklyn, and Neurosis and Converge in Seattle, A Storm of Light is proving they are a force to be reckoned with in 2008.

"Eat The Low Dogs"
(June 16th)

Let's just get to the point: North Carolina's US Christmas is the epitome of rock, the most kick-ass sh*t you've ever heard in your life. And this is no exaggeration. They beat your face in with their New York debut opening for Neurosis and Mastodon, and now set their sites at blowing faces clear off, as they prepare for their first US tour (pun intended?) later this summer. Go see this band if you need a severe dose of fast and heavy destruction.


RED SPAROWES Touring the West Coast w/ Russian Circles!
Red Sparowes are epic without bombast, heavy without a single barre-chord riff and eviscerating without any clearly audible vocals. The chiming, spindly layers of effect-laden guitars and the swinging, entrancing drums on their Neurot releases create textures reminiscent of Goblin, Tones on Tail, Godspeed You Black Emperor and early Sonic Youth. Its attack is syrupy and serpentine; subtle but frighteningly deliberate. Do not miss two of the most epic bands in metal as they tour the west coast together this week.
Mar 24 2008 Blue Lamp Sacramento, California
Mar 25 2008 Crepe Place Santa Cruz, California
Mar 26 2008 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
Mar 27 2008 The Echoplex Los Angeles, California
Mar 28 2008 Casbah San Diego, California
Mar 29 2008 The Brickhouse Phoenix, Arizona


*New albums out late Summer / early Fall by AKIMBO, SKULLFLOWER, HARVESTMAN, MGR, and KK NULL

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