Psychic Graveyard (Noise Rock, San Diego) + ZEUS! (Math Rock, Italy)
Noise Rock pioneers, Eric Paul (Arab On Radar, Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), Paul Vieira (Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), and Nathan Joyner (Some Girls, All Leather, Hot Nerds) venture through uncharted territory with their new band, Psychic Graveyard. The band’s debut single, Dead In Different Places - set to be released November 30th, 2018 through SKiN GRAFT Records - exemplifies the raw tapestry of sounds that characterize the new endeavor. Nathan Joyner’s grinding synths and “found sound” buries the seed of each song deep into the fertile ground - while Paul Vieira’s manic, fuzzed-out guitars and Eric Paul’s obsessive lyrics shower the proceedings with equal parts sunshine and rain. The band released its debut album, Loud As Laughter, in May of 2019. According to the band, the process of writing the album was unusual for them. Throughout 2018, San Diego-based Joyner would send files filled with the skeletons of songs to Vieira and Paul in Providence, Rhode Island. The two would add their parts, and then the songs would undergo an arduous, back and forth until all of the members agreed on the final version. The distance of the members and the anomalous approach to writing resulted in a diverse, yet coherent album that picks-up and drops-off the listener at dramatically different places. Like nerve endings spliced and sewn back together, the process spawned a whole new auditory system - which serves as the infrastructure for Psychic Graveyard.
Psychic Graveyard are quickly following up their debut album with a new 5 song EP tiled, “The Next World. On this release the band takes many new risks and marks a startling leap forward. According to the band, the process of writing “Loud As Laughter” involved constant exploration - at points the album focused heavily on guitars and live drums, at others - the songs were constructed primarily with synths, found sounds and synthetic beats; but with the “The Next World” EP all of these disparate elements have coalesced into a cohesive, unmistakable sound. For “The Next World” EP the band elected to bring in an outside party to enhance the the sound of the original tracks. “The Next World” was mixed by Seth Manchester of Machines With Magnets, a studio known for working extensively with The Body, Lightning Bolt, Battles, Fang Island, Daughters and Deer Tick to name a few. A music video of the title track, animated by Eric Livingston (director of Dead Cross: Seizure and Desist), is out now.
PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD "The Next World" will be released on August 16th, 2019 and is now available to pre-order at the SKiN GRAFT Paypal Shop and the SKiN GRAFT Bandcamp Store.
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Zeus! is an Italian blasting drums and bass duo from Bologna, formed in 2009. The first self-titled album was released in 2010 by a coproduction of Italian labels: Off-set, Bar La Muerte, Escape From Today, Shove, Sangue Dischi, Smartz Records, and distributed by Venus. The second album "Opera" was released in 2013 for the cult San Diego based label Three One G, with the featuring of Justin Pearson from The Locust in the song "Sick And Destroy”. Distributed by Red Eye and Frenchkiss Label Group/The Orchard. Both records received excellent reviews in Italian, European and American magazines and webzines. The new third album, MOTOMONOTONO, will be release on Sept 15th by Three One G, Tannen Records and Sangue Dischi; distributed by Audioglobe: IT, Season of Mist: FR, Plastic Head: rest of EU. In all these years ZEUS! has incessantly been touring all around Europe. ZEUS! aims at using the minimum in order to get the maximum and is: not metal, not punk, not math, not noise, not prog, absolutely not jazz-core, neither post-whatever. For petardo lovers.