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Quicksand + Glassjaw + Spotlights at The Van Buren

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

New York City post-hardcore band Quicksand have released Interiors, their first album in 22 years. Interiors features the band’s original (and only) lineup of drummer Alan Cage, frontman/guitarist Walter Schreifels, bassist Sergio Vega, and guitarist Tom Capone. The album will be released on November 10 on Epitaph.

Recorded at Studio 4 Recording in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Interiors was produced and engineered by Will Yip (The Menzingers, Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth). While the album finds Quicksand embracing the cathartic, guitar-driven dynamic of their earlier work, Interiors also takes on a wider spectrum of sound.

“It was all just about being ourselves and who we were as well as who we are,” says Schreifels of the making of Interiors. “We did it for us completely.”

Long Island, New York progressive hardcore band Glassjawwas formed by singer Daryl Palumbo and guitarist Justin Beck in 1994, longtime friends who began collaborating as teens. Roster changes regularly plagued the influential group during its formative years, with guitarist Todd N. Weinstock, bassist Manuel Carrero, and drummer Sammy Sieglercompleting the lineup for Glassjaw‘s 2000 debut album, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SilenceSiegler was replaced by ex-Orange 9MM drummer Larry Gorman for the band’s summer tour in support of the DeftonesCarrero was also replaced by Dave Allen. Two years later, Glassjaw inked a deal with Warner Bros. and issued Worship and Tribute in July 2002. The band slowly became less and less active, seeing more membership changes in late 2004 when Weinstock left to pursue his own band, the retro-dance outfit Men, Women and Children, and Manuel Carrero rejoined in place of a departed Allen. Singer Daryl Palumbo‘s side project, Head Automatica, also took Gorman away, Durijah Lang coming on in his place. After a two-year hiatus, Glassjaw played a handful of shows in 2005 and released an EP of B-sides, El Mark. They continued touring and recording, issuing two more EPs in 2011, Our Color Green (The Singles) and Coloring Book. However, a proper album would not arrive until 2017, 15 years after 2002’s Worship and TributeMaterial Control (Century Media), Glassjaw‘s third LP, was released in December, featuring original members Palumbo and Beck, as well as drummer Billy Rymer and contributing musicians Chad Hasty, George Reynolds, and Ariel Telford.

Spotlights is the Brooklyn-based married couple of Mario and Sarah Quintero.
In Spotlights, the Quinteros summon a supreme sound, equally heavy and dreamy. A tar-pit sludge-rock foundation is blanketed by layers of shimmering shoegaze. Their debut full length TIDALS was released on Crowquill Records in the spring of 2016 as a follow up to the synth laden, doom-pop EP, Demonstration. Tidals’ songs rock hard and memorably, bringing to mind hints of bands, from Failure to My Bloody Valentine to Godflesh to Smashing Pumpkins and beyond.
Spotlights was handpicked by Deftones to support the band on three weeks of its summer U.S. tour in August of 2016. Select dates included support from 90’s post-hardcore, greats, Refused. They quickly followed up with a second national run in September with If These Trees Could Talk.
In December 2016 they self released the 3 song “odds and ends” EP, SPIDERS, featuring a cover of the song She Spider by MEW, and a remix of Joseph, the closing track on TIDALS, done by Aaron Harris (Isis/Palms). The Spiders EP served as the perfect way to hold fans over while the band continued work on their new record.

When it came time to record the the follow up full length to TIDALS, the Quinteros didn’t have to look far to find the perfect producer. “Choosing to work with Aaron [Harris] on our new record was a no brainer for us. We get along great and he completely understands where we are coming from musically and knows just how to capture that.” says Mario. Sarah adds “Plus, he’s an incredible drummer and we tricked him into playing on four of the songs!”. The three of them spent a week in Los Angeles at Palmquist Studios, putting together one of the most dynamic, and emotive collection of songs to date.

The new album, SEISMIC was released on Ipecac Recordings on October 6th 2017, flowing a massive 12 week North American tour with Melvins.

Venue

The Van Buren
401 W. Van Buren St
Phoenix, 85003 United States
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Phone:
(480) 659-1641
Website:
https://www.thevanburenphx.com/