18 May 2011
Horrd Red plot tour & prep new EP
Trans-continental post-punks HORRID RED release a new EP, Silent Party, in time for their debut live performances in June. This freshly hatched EP recorded March 2011 in Berlin & San Francisco, in anticipation of their summer tour, kicks off with the somewhat funky title track (it might be a fun party jam if it wasn't so creepy). From there it descends into the Red Western nightmare that is The Horror & The Cruelty, built on a galloping Wall of Voodoo beat & twangy guitars. Meanwhile the b-side mini-opus Marble Staircase Parts I & II comes on like a Colin Newman solo track, with atonal crooning over watery guitars, and dissolves into a morbid piano ballad (featuring Clay Ruby tickling the ivories). Tying it all together as always is Bunker Wolf's inimitable German-language rants & producer Edmund Xavier's high lonesome guitar melodies.
Horrid Red will make their live debut in June, as a six piece (!!), on a four-day trek through California. Yours truly is making the trip out to bear witness.
16 June - Sacramento, CA - The Hub (with Burial Hex, Ganglians)
17 June - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern (with Burial Hex, Brute Heart)
18 June - Santa Cruz, CA - Brookdale Lodge (with Brute Heart, Fresh & Onlys, Donovan Quinn)
19 June - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo / Part Time Punks