Tuesday, February 7, 2012

GRAF ORLOCK reveals "Los Angeles" details

Graf Orlock - the band that Vice Magazine has called “the future of music” - returns with the next chapter of its saga: Los Angeles.

Due out April 10 on Vitriol Records, Los Angeles is an EP, named (in the tradition of fellow LA representatives, X) after the band’s beloved and maligned hometown. Los Angeles is an apt title indeed - not only does Graf Orlock operate at the center of an LA hardcore resurgence that includes Touche Amore and Ghostlimb, the band bases all its work on LA's biggest export, the movies of Hollywood. Since its inception almost ten years ago, Graf Orlock has strip-mined the movie industry to create its art - all lyrics, song titles, and imagery are inspired directly by Hollywood blockbusters, particularly those of the action genre. 
Los Angeles was recorded by Ronald Uruk at Backlot Studios in LA. It is the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed Doombox EP, which Decibel Magazine called, “a churning, eclectic barnburner evoking unrestrained masterpieces of yore such as Converge’s Petitioning the Empty Sky or even Deadguy’s Fixation on a Coworker.” 
Doombox turned heads for its artwork as well as its music - the EP came packaged in an actual-size, card stock “boom box". Revolver Magazine awarded Doombox the title of “Packaging of the Century”. The artwork for Los Angeles ups the ante once more - Los Angeles sports three different collectible covers, each a “shooting range target” depicting a scene from Michael Mann's Heat and riddled with actual bullet holes.

The Los Angeles tracklisting is as follows:

1) Dead Man Talking
2) No Attachments
3) Couples Seeking Comfort/No Point
4) Quick on the Trigger

With Los Angeles set for an April 10 release, Graf Orlock prepares for yet another year of DIY world touring, including Japan in the spring and Europe in the summer. To date, the band has brought its noise to Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, and all across the US and Europe.