Friday, June 5, 2015

ABRAMS + Echoes and Dust

"Post-hardcore, filtered through big Melvins-esque guitar rigs... Abrams find the sweet spot on their independent debut, Lust. Love. Loss., about midway between Hot Snakes and Blood Mountain-era Mastodon, and toss in some great lyrics as well."
–Invisible Oranges

"The trio's self-released debut portends big, big things for the band. Effortlessly meshing angular mathcore with chunky stoner metal, Lust. Love. Loss. recalls Remission-era Mastodon..."

Denver powerhouse Abrams has revealed the title track off its debut full-length, Lust. Love. Loss. Stream the epic tune exclusively via Echoes and Dust, here.

Lust. Love. Loss. was recorded and mixed by Andy Patterson (Cult Leader, SubRosa) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, High on Fire). It follows a 2014 EP, released on Canadian label No List Records (KEN mode). The album comes out June 16th, self-released by the band, just in time for its US tour.

As Invisible Oranges put it, Abrams' sound is "post-hardcore, filtered through big Melvins-esque guitar rigs." The trio rides that line with grace: the yearning, desperate, and melancholy meet the sludgin' rifftastic in songs that are equally informed by Fugazi as by Sleep. 

The album's art and layout were created by Kristin Cofer (Chelsea Wolfe) and Brian D'Agosta (Vallenfyre).

Jun 18 - Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern

Jun 19 - Santa Fe, NM @ The Dave Cave
Jun 20 - Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
Jun 21 - Tulsa, OK @ Barkingham Palace
Jun 22 - Shreveport, LA @ Tiki Bar
Jun 23 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
Jun 24 - Nashville, TN @ Turn One
Jun 25 - Lexington, KY @ Best Friends Bar
Jun 26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Basement
Jun 27 - Wilmington, NC @ Reggie's 42nd St Tavern
Jun 28 - Norfolk, VA @ Pancho n' Luigi's
Jun 29 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Jun 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Jul 1 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's
Jul 2 - Albany, NY @ The Treehouse
Jul 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron
Jul 4 - Rochester, NY @ Flour City Station
Jul 5 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
Jul 6 - Chicago, IL @ Burlington Bar
Jul 7 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Cocoon
Jul 8 - Madison, WI @ The Vault
Jul 9 - St Paul, MN @ Big V's
Jul 10 - Kansas City, MO @ miniBar