CATTLE DRUMS – Spring Tour Announced
* Spring Tour (5/17 – 5/31)
* New demos up on the Cattle Drums Bandcamp
* Debut LP coming Fall 2012 on Tiny Engines
* The Boy Kisser Sessions + 3 available for free download on Bandcamp
* Sample “Who Punched Pat Moore’s Face” from RCRD LBL
Cattle Drums (Oneonta, NY) are heading out for a two week Spring tour ahead of finishing recording on their debut LP, due out in the Fall of 2012 on Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, Restorations, CSTVT, Look Mexico). You can hear two early demos from the upcoming album at the Cattle Drums Bandcamp.
The band’s debut LP will be the follow up to The Boy Kisser Sessions + 3 EP which was released digitally on Tiny Engines in 2011. The Boy Kisser Sessions + 3 is an eight song collection that put together the original debut of the band with three newer tracks that were recorded near the end of 2010. The EP can be downloaded for free here. Of course you can still download via iTunes as well.
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.
MAY 17 – Binghamton NY @ 16 Walnut
MAY 18 – Philladelphia, PA @ The Treehouse w/ Greek Favorites, Lana Avacada
MAY 19 – Richmond VA @ 2815 Garland Ave.
MAY 20 – Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox w/ Museum Mouth
MAY 21 – Greenville, NC @ The Pool House (402 Highland Drive)
MAY 23 – Aiken, SC @ HIC Warehouse Indoor Skateboard Park
MAY 24 – Savannah, GA @ No Control
MAY 25 – Gainesville, FL @ Turkey Town w/ Dikembe
MAY 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Shantytown Pub
MAY 27 – Valdosta, GA @ TBA w/ Farm
MAY 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Latest Disgrace Showcase
MAY 30 – Raleigh, NC @ House Show
MAY 31 – TBA
You probably haven’t heard anything quite like Cattle Drums before. – RockFreaks.net
Some of the more wildly unpredictable and yet melodic stuff I’ve heard all year and it’s got promise written all over it. – Punknews.org
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