Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE + BrooklynVegan

"California's Sabertooth Zombie may have hardcore roots but new single 'Crazy Endings' is sludgy stoner rock with riffs recalling '70s proto-metal, Cream-esque wah pedaling, and an air of swampy psychedelia."
–BrooklynVegan

"The Northern California band has been releasing music at an astonishing rate since 2004, integrating seemingly incongruent instruments and swagger into their particular brand of hardcore. This new release finds them in peak form: being themselves for themselves... An all out rager."
–Mass Appeal

"Hardcore meets Americana meets classic rock"
–Decibel

"Sabertooth Zombie rock... Catchy and dirty and a little more creative than your average punk song."
–MetalSucks

"Sharing an affinity for both hardcore and stoner rock, the NorCal collectve decided to write material that married both styles... An assault of meaty guitar riffs and driving rhythms..."
–No Echo

Sabertooth Zombie's fifteenth release, Human Performance IV, is set to drop March 3rd on Twelve Gauge Records and the Northern California crew have teamed with BrooklynVegan to premiere the EP's closing track, "Crazy Endings."

Stream "Crazy Endings," exclusively here.

Pre-order Human Performance IV from Twelve Gauge Records, here.

BrooklynVegan's Andrew Sacher writes: "California's Sabertooth Zombie may have hardcore roots but new single 'Crazy Endings' is sludgy stoner rock with riffs recalling '70s proto-metal, Cream-esque wah pedaling, and an air of swampy psychedelia."

As Sacher suggests, the 'Tooth hails from within the Ceremony/Trash Talk/Creative Adult/No Sir circle of NorCal hardcore bands but chooses to jam out freedom-rocking walls-of-sound that honor the band members' favorite classic rock and outlaw country. Meanwhile frontman Cody Sullivan waxes downright poetic – check these lines from "Crazy Endings": 

"We slept outside all summer long / Moon aware and vastly waxing / Eating up the southern yokes / Talking about anything attractive / That was when the mountains had more and the sea had less / Now we put deep thinkers in the deep end and program the television... / A mega ton hazing from the idiot A-bomb."

Sabertooth Zombie's Human Performance IV record release show goes down March 14th at Thee Parkside in San Francisco. Enjoy stage dive mania from another 'Tooth show, here.