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IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE: Psychedelic Space Rock Instrumentalists Kick Off New Year Mini-Tour Tonight
“There are certain kinds of psychic transport only attainable by lingering on a drone or a single pattern long after the modern mind has expressed its desire to move along, and that place is where
INN:IS lives but this band has become nothing short of masterful at the art of the narrative arc as well…” — The Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly
Dark psychedelic space rock instrumentalists IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE will kick off their first round of dates of the new year. Beginning tonight in Boston, Massachusetts the band’s (((Win-Tour 2017))) excursion will wind through five states and eight venues, with additional performances to be announced in the coming weeks.
IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE:
1/04/2017 O’Brien’s Pub – Boston, MA w/ Rope Trick, Kind, Sun Drifter
1/05/2017 Needful Things, LLC – Dover, NH w/ Rope Trick, Green Bastard, Cain
1/06/2017 Darkside Records – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Rope Trick, River Cult
1/07/2017 The Cobra Club – Brooklyn, NY w/ Rope Trick, River Cult
(INN:IS birthday party!)
1/08/2017 Aurora Providence – Providence, RI w/ Rope Trick, River Cult. Minibeast
1/14/2017 Snug Harbor Bar And Grill – New Paltz, NY w/ Shadow Witch, Geezer
1/15/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Rope Trick, Pneumagon
1/18/2017 Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY Ode To Doom Series w/ Somnuri, Heavy Traffic, St. Bastard
IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE will be touring in support of their Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting full-length released via Small Stone last year. Recorded, produced, and mixed by Rick Birmingham at Castle Alamut and The Tin Roof Studios and mastered by Chris Goosman (Acid King, La Chinga, Solace, Lo Pan, Freedom Hawk etc.) at Baseline Audio, the intoxicating, six-track offering is available worldwide on CD and digitally.
Stream and order the record at the official Small Stone BandCamp pageHERE.
Gushed The Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly of the offering, “There are certain kinds of psychic transport only attainable by lingering on a drone or a single pattern long after the modern mind has expressed its desire to move along, and that place is where INN:IS lives but this band has become nothing short of masterful at the art of the narrative arc as well, and that’s important for an instrumental band. Jams that transfix live can just bore in the studio if a band is not taking its storytelling responsibility seriously.” “Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting is a surprising little journey through the psychedelic cosmos of the stoner and ambience world,” wrote Apochs.net. “IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE does a superb job casting various settings… leaving the listener at their mercy through soothing astral voyages with or without the aid of hallucinogenic drugs of some kind. Between solid musicianship like what’s found on ‘The Beard Of Macroprosopus’ and the emotionally charged sensations felt on ‘Across The Luster Of The Desert Into The Polychrome Hills,’ it’s plain to see that this three-piece is not your everyday instrumental act.” “Beaming in from cosmic depths with six tracks…Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting offers sonic immersion and atmospheric scope in kind with a patient, hypnotic front-to-back flow that adds rich tonality to what guitarist Kevin Halcott, bassist Tommy Guerrero, and drummer Michael Lutomski accomplished their first time out,” offered The Obelisk. “Parts may have been born of improvisations, but the finished product doesn’t feel like a collection of jams. Rather, a series of interconnected pieces correctly positioned to guide the listener through this aural expanse. Spiritualism, contemplation, philosophy, space itself – all of this seems to be in play for IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE.” Outlaws Of The Sun concurred, “The album sounds incredible through-out. The production is first rate as you feel emotionally connected to the music from the very start. Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting is simply an album that will not only be considered as one of the year’s best instrumental rock albums but perhaps one of the best albums of the year.” Added More Fuzz in their year-end review, “The name of the band gives two clues about their music, first that it’s space (rock), believe them, they know. Second, its length suggests post-rock influences, and there’s definitely some post vibe in the way the songs progress smoothly towards their apex, with noisey melodies becoming gradually faster and angrier through time. You’ll probably feel a drone aura also, because this trio knows to take its time to do it right. Don’t worry, you won’t have to do a thing, just lay back in this comfy capsule drifting through the cosmos.”
Guitarist Kevin Halcott and drummer Michael Lutomski founded IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE early in 2010. By that Fall, Tommy Guerrero had joined on bass and their first EP arrived in October 2011. East Of The Sun & West Of The Moon featured three epic instrumental pieces that set the tone for what to expect from IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE. Positive response came in virtual and physical realities, and the band set about honing their craft, averaging about fifty-sixty shows a year.
Momentum carried IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACE straight into their first LP, 2012’s Bowing Not Knowing To What, self-released with the help of successful crowdfunding raising $5,000 to press CDs and vinyl. It was this album that caught the attention of Small Stone Records. A series of roadblocks and personal setbacks fowlloing that release album set the tone for their second album, the soon-to-be issued Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting.
In moldy warehouses, grimy basements, and the dusty backrooms of pizza shops, the psychedelic drone trio channeled new material and worked tirelessly to craft the songs that would become a definitive offering. It became a full-time task. Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting rings both familiar and fresh. Longtime fans should have no trouble getting down with the heavy grooves and climaxes of these sonic journeys, but the band has pushed into dreamier territories as well. The long wait to share this very personal and powerful album is finally over, and IT’S NOT NIGHT: IT’S SPACEis ready to get back on the wave and ride it forward.
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Burn Sweet Booking and Small Stone Records presents:
Freedom Hawk – Into Your Mind – US Northeast Tour w/ Colossus
* Oct 11 Washington DC @ DC 9 w/ King Giant
Oct 12 Pittsburgh PA @ Gooski’s
Oct 13 Pennsylvania PA @ Ortlieb’s
Oct 14 New York, NY @ Fat Baby
Oct 15 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar w/ Foghound
Oct 16 Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
After being quiet for a while after last years European tour, we have now worked in a new guitarist (Brendan O’neil from the thrash band Pestilence Choir) to round us out as a 4 piece once again and have been busy writing new material. We have decided to take a pause from writing to get out on the road to do a very short tour run around the Northeast accompanied by our metal maniac mates in Colossus (Raleigh, NC). We have relatively exciting news (at least to us that is) to announce in the near future…let’s just say 2017 is looking bright.
Hope to see you there!!
Available on Bandcamp now! Sonic Debris witnesses the band exploring new sonic landscapes and an open and inclusive creative process. Throughout, they design explosive sound textures, get high on psychedelic asteroids and unleash obscure beasts. The album is a sonic voyage with a diversity beyond anything yet evidenced by the band.
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
CD + DOWNLOAD
Pre-Order the CD and get the download of the entire album on 5/06/2016.
LIMITED EDITION 180gr VINYL + DOWNLOAD
Limited to 500 units WORLDWIDE in light blue, 180 gram, beautiful vinyl! We will only have 50 of these on hand. The download will be released on May 20th, 2016. Includes unlimited streaming of Sonic Debris via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Italian heavy rockers Isaak will launch a European tour on Feb. 13 in support of their new full-length, Sermonize (review here). That record came out on vinyl through Heavy Psych Sounds back in November and has a CD due shortly (like this week) on Small Stone, and finds the four-piece nailing down thick heavy rock roll and a vibrant energy that has come to be their defining element. This will be, as I recall, their first Euro tour for the album, and they go having recently brought aboard Gabriele Carta as their new bassist.
If you haven’t heard it, the album was streamed in full here when it was reviewed, so I’ve got that player below if you’d like to dig in. Other info and tour dates follow from the PR wire and the social medias:
***ISAAK*** Tropical Disease European Tour
Born from the ashes of Italian heavy rock four-piece Gandhi’s Gunn, it didn’t take long before ISAAK signed a worldwide deal on US label Small Stone Records, who reissued their ass-kicking debut “The Longer The Beard The Harder The Sound” in June 2013. Inspired by the big ass riffages and raw energy of leading heavy rock outfits such as Clutch, Orange Goblin or Torche, ISAAK have the knack for assembling the heaviest-sounding licks with a rip-roaring attitude that can only make you raise a fist up in the air while rocking out in the pit.
With a freshly signed deal on Heavy Psych Sounds Records, ISAAK released their sophomore album “Sermonize” on vinyl this past November, which will be followed by a CD release on February 6th via Small Stone Records.
Ready to bring their Heavy Rockness all around Europe.
Isaak on Tour:
13.02.2016 IT Milan-LoFi
25.02.2016 CH Basel-Hirschneck
26.02.2016 DE Augsburg-Ballonfabrik
27.02.2016 DE Munster-Rare Guitar Shop
28.02.2016 DE Dresden-Chemiefabrik
29.02.2016 DE Mannheim-Mohawk
01.03.2016 DE Halle-Hafenstraße 7
02.03.2016 AU Innsbruck-PMK w/ Saviours
03.03.2016 AU Salzburg-Mark
04.03.2016 IT Bozen-Papperlap
05.03.2016 IT Trieste-Tetris
12.03.2016 IT Genova
27.05.2016 IT Sondrio-Fest
Artwork by: DARTWORKS – drawstroy
– See more at: http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2016/02/04/isaak-euro-tour-feb/#sthash.bRFBceXz.dpuf
*** La Chinga *** || hard rock || stoner rock || boogie || space rock ||
**Freewheelin’ across Europe March Tour, 2016 **
11 March – Barcelona (Rocksound) https://www.facebook.com/
12 March – Azkoitia (Matadero)
13 March – Gorliz (Xurrut)
14 March – Donostia (Dabadaba)
15 March – Madrid (Fun House)
16 March – Gijón (Casino Acapulco)
17 March – Cangas de Morrazo (Sala Son)
18 March – Lugo (Club Clavicémbalo)
19 March – Santiago de Compostela (Sala Moon)
20 March – Porto (Porto Rio)
21 March – Estepona (King Creole)
22 March – Orihuela (La Gramola)
23 March – Zaragoza (La Ley Seca)
24 March – Bordeaux (Le Void, ex L’Héretic)
Pronto info sobre todas las fechas y ciudades!
El trío de Vancouver (Canadá) se formó a finales de 2012. Les unió su pasión por el hard rock clásico (Cactus, Led Zeppelin, Kiss), el heavy metal (UFO, Judas Priest), su amor por la cerveza y la marihuana y las ganas de dinamitar la escena local canadiense. Los 3 miembros son viejos conocidos de la escena local de Vancouver pero con La Chinga rápidamente llamaron la atención más allá de sus fronteras. En 2013 lanzaron su debut auto producido. Éste les sirvió para tocar constantemente por su país natal pero también para que en 2014 viajaran al viejo continente por primera vez en una gira que les llevó por España, Portugal y Francia. Los 3 países quedaron fuertemente destrozados por el huracán La Chinga…
Y es que la receta de los canadienses no guardará grandes secretos pero convence a todo el que la prueba. Hard rock de la vieja escuela, de LesPaul, Marshall, volumen alto, riffs memorables, estribillos coreables, grooves psicodélicos y cuelgues espaciales… Y en directo sabe mejor!
Al poco de su gira europea su lp debut era re-editado por el prestigioso sello europeo Bilocation Records cosechando excelentes críticas y además la banda fichaba por el sello americano Small Stone Records con quien lanzan su segundo lp “Freewheelin” a principios de 2016. En su país natal han compartido escenario con bandas de la talla de Kadavar, The Skull o Scorpion Child. Así pues parece que esta joven banda va por el camino correcto. El camino del ROCK AND ROLL! Are you ready?