Friday, June 12, 2015

ABRAMS + Substream

Substream Magazine is now streaming Abrams' debut album, Lust. Love. Loss., in full.

Hear this epic debut LP in its entirety, described by Substream's Scott Heisel as "hints of AmRep-era noise rock a la Unsane, as well as sludgy riffs you might have heard cranking out of Josh Homme's amp back in his Kyuss days," and by Invisible Oranges as "post-hardcore, filtered through big Melvins-esque guitar rigs," right here.

The album comes out June 16th, self-released by Abrams, and can be ordered here. It 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 video for "Useless," a song off Lust. Love. Loss., made its debut this week via Decibel Magazine. Watch, here.

Abrams embarks on a full US tour next week!

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
Jun 26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Basement
Jun 27 - Wilmington, NC @ Reggie'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 @ The Acheron
Jul 4 - Rochester, NY @ Flour City Station
Jul 6 - Chicago, IL @ Grandbar
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
Jul 11 - Hays, KS @ Golden Q

"Expertly constructed... There are hints of AmRep-era noise rock a la Unsane, as well as sludgy riffs you might have heard cranking out of Josh Homme's amp back in his Kyuss days – and there's even a strange sense of kinetic propulsion mastered by fellow Denver residents Plane Mistaken for Stars... Lust. Love. Loss. is worth your attention."

"Lust. Love. Loss. is a nimble crusher, managing to steamroll and get down with its bad semi-melodic self all at the same time... You will likely be reminded of Baroness, Mastodon and occasionally Neurosis, but only ever in a good way."

"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 trio Abrams make their full-length debut... with an obvious focus on flow, complexity of songwriting, crisp execution, tight performances and an overarching sense of heft that is more than ably wielded... The three-piece seem to take their cues from the post-Baroness school of progressive heavy rock, bringing the occasional flourish of post-rock..."
–The Obelisk

"Similar, stylistically, to Remission-era Mastodon: polyrhthmic bluesy grooves hammer away as washed-out leads dance and skip around jazz-influenced drum fills. The combination fulfills a niche that hasn't seen a true successor since the aforementioned 2002 masterpiece."
–Heavy Blog Is Heavy