"A rising name within the Los Angeles underground metal scene... [Colombian Necktie] has further mastered the art of balancing an ugly musical din with engaging Sabbath-boogie riffs."
From Los Angeles, California, Colombian Necktie presents its second full-length album, All Paths Lead to Nowhere, coming September 30th on Black Voodoo Records.
Founded in LA in 2010, and named after a Big Black song, Colombian Necktie is reborn on the upcoming All Paths Lead to Nowhere. A respected part of LA's hardcore scene for six years, the band has fully discovered itself on this new album, allowing its style to crystallize into something stunning. The sound is driving, metallic hardcore that has spiraled off into a deep stoner-boogie trajectory. Pentagram and Black Sabbath grooves are propelled by jazzy drums that dance around the beat rather than attacking it -- but when it is time to shift gears, this band transforms swiftly into a gnashing, metallic hardcore beast. Colombian Necktie has mastered this balance, unifying the hard side and the stoned side into one sound. They've been headed in this direction since the start -- LA Weekly calls their previous album "depressive hardcore, tempered by flourishes of sludgy rock n' roll swagger" -- but on All Paths Lead to Nowhere, ironically, they've really arrived.
Listen to "Silly Kid," here:
The cosmic grooves of the '70s heavy metallers; the naked honesty of LA's punk forefathers, from Black Flag to Suicidal Tendencies; the drive and power of modern-day punishers like KEN mode -- on All Paths Lead to Nowhere, Colombian Necktie has brought all these things together and made new magic.
All Paths Lead to Nowhere was recorded and mixed by Erol Ulug (Dangers, Seizures) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Black Tusk). The cover photo, an homage to Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, was shot by Robert Cortez.
The tracklist is as follows:
1) Burn the Bridge
2) Always the Hard Way
3) Silly Kid
5) Don't Fear the Reefer
6) Your Own Worst Enemy
7) Proletarian Blues
9) The Mirror's Reflection
11) 148 Linnmore St.
Colombian Necktie embarks on a West Coast tour in September with Phobia and Nomads.
Sep 1 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Sep 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star
Sep 3 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
Sep 4 - Sacramento, CA @ Starlite
Sep 5 - Eugene, OR @ Old Nicks
Sep 6 - Olympia, WA @ Obsidian
Sep 8 - Seattle, WA @ Highline
Sep 9 - Portland, OR @ Panic Room
Sep 11 - Oakland, CA @ Metro Operahouse
Scott Werren - vocals
Juan Hernandez - guitar
Ben Daniel - guitar
Alex Dupuis - bass
Ben Brinkerhoff - drums
Photo by Dea Janoyan