Cattle Drums – On Tour

CATTLE DRUMS – Summer Tour Announced

* Summer Tour (7/8 – 8/5)
* The Boy Kisser Sessions + 3 still available for free download on Bandcamp
* Sample “Who Punched Pat Moore’s Face” from RCRD LBL
* Band recording debut LP in August


Cattle Drums (Oneonta, NY) are heading out for a summer tour in support of the band’s debut, The Boy Kisser Sessions + 3, on Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico). After the summer tour, Cattle Drums will head into the studio to record their debut LP. An early 2012 release date is tentatively scheduled for the LP on Tiny Engines.

The Boy Kisser Sessions + 3 is an eight song collection that puts together the original debut of the band with three newer tracks that were recorded near the end of 2010. The EP was digitally released in February on Tiny Engines and can be downloaded for FREE. Of course you can still download via iTunes as well.

You can sample the track “Who Punched Pat Moore’s Face” on RCRD LBL. Additionally, you can listen to “Sluts And Coconuts” from The Boy Kisser Sessions + 3 (mp3)

Remember when indie music was wild and unpredictable? Remember when bands were hard to pigeonhole into neat little sub-genres? Well, Cattle Drums will remind you if you have forgotten. Hailing from upstate NY, you might shrug your shoulders at a band named Cattle Drums but you would be remiss by doing so. Mixing post-punk, emo/hardcore, shards of math rock and even traces of dark Americana, Cattle Drums distinguish themselves as purveyors of a sound not yet recognizable to our pampered, innocent ears. Lyrically ambiguous and instrumentally ambitious with harsh, aggressive tones, Cattle Drums truly are a wild awakening for the senses. These songs truly defy classification and open the listener up to create their own unique interpretation of the Cattle Drums sound. Need a shock to the system to break you from the mundane of the daily grind? Delve into the madness of the Cattle Drums experience and witness a band operating only by their keen sense of artistic expression. Eccentric and chaotic yet always melodic and intoxicating, Cattle Drums are kicking up dust and noise unlike anybody else right now. Just imagine what is yet to come.

The Cattle Drums Summer Tour begins this weekend. Download/view the Tour Poster. As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, please drop me a line here.


JUL 08 – Rochester, NY @ Flying Squirrel
JUL 09 – Buffalo, NY @ The Vault
JUL 10 – Cleveland, OH @ The Dag House
JUL 11 – Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon St.
JUL 12 – Dayton, OH @ TBA
JUL 13 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
JUL 14 – Kalamazoo, MI @ The Corner Bar
JUL 15 – Columbus, IN @ DiHi Records
JUL 16 – St. Louis, MO @ The Lamp
JUL 17 – Springfield, MO @ Salad Days
JUL 19 – Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa Reverb
JUL 20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ TBA
JUL 21 – Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
JUL 22 – Austin, TX @ The Triple
JUL 23 – Houston, TX @ The Mink
JUL 25 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
JUL 26 – New Orleans, LA @ house show
JUL 27 – Meridian, MS @ house show
JUL 28 – Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse
JUL 29 – Nashville, TN @ French Quarter Café
JUL 30 – Louisville, KY @ The Rudyard Kipling
JUL 31 – Wilmington, NC @ The Whiskey
AUG 01 – Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s Downtown
AUG 02 – Richmond, VA @ The Triple
AUG 03 – Washington, DC @ TBA
AUG 04 – Baltimore, MD @ TBA
AUG 05 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA

You probably haven’t heard anything quite like Cattle Drums
Some of the more wildly unpredictable and yet melodic stuff I’ve heard all year and it’s got promise written all over
Almost conversational in tone in the vein of Say Anything (absent the whining, don’t fret), the vocals add a nice touch to an aggressive and unpredictable take on melody.RCRD LBL
There’s an obvious musical intelligence on offer here, and ‘The Boy Kisser Sessions’ is a rare little treat.Punktastic
The New York band play an energetic and refreshing blend of post-hardcore and punk that will appeal to fans of bands like At The Drive-In or Bear Vs. Shark.Two Way Monologues
Cattle Drums are a post-punk band with all the right influences, Fugazi, Dismemberment Plan and earlier At The Drive In all come to mind.Clean Cut
Reveling in heartfelt passions and rollicking rhythms, The Boy Kisser Sessions + 3 is a kinetic eight-song record that calls to mind early mewithoutYou, At The Drive-In, and that exciting, vibrant era of indie guitar rock as second-wave emo was flirting openly with punk and hardcore music.Dryvetyme Onlyne

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