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LACES OUT​ sounds like licking dirt with tiny granules of sugar scattered throughout. Hailing from Orange County, New York, the band features members of Warwick-based post-punk quintet Pigeon, as well as acts Mandark, Veneer, and others. Drummer Steve Delucia and guitarist Ed Ciarfella have been playing together in various projects for nearly fourteen years. Longtime friend and local scene veteran Ray Wasnieski joined the duo in Pigeon, and continued onward with them in LACES OUT.

Dynamics and angular progression drive their sound, which is heavily influenced by noise from the ‘90s. Listeners can expect trace elements of Fugazi, Unwound, At The Drive In, Jesus Lizard, Pissed Jeans, BVS, Young Widows, Drive Like Jehu, and Nirvana from their songs.

LACES OUT offers of their debut EP, “We decided to write five songs in order without scratching one track. In fact, it was as if we finished song one and went right on to write songs two through five; the order in which you hear the music is the order we wrote it in. This was our challenge to ourselves as writers: could we manifest an EP song by song and be happy with the outcome? The answer was ‘yes,’ and more so than other projects, in which we spent countless practices scratching and rewriting. It was super fun writing these songs together this way, and we hope this is heard when listening to it.”

LACES OUT is:
Steve DeLucia – Drums
Ray Wasnieski – Bass
Ed Ciarfella – Guitar/Vox

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NEQUIENT: Chicago Outfit Announces Eastern US Summer Tour; Wolves At The Door Out Now Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

NEQUIENT - photo by Nicolas Côté[photo by Nicolas Côté]

Chicago metallic hardcore hybrid NEQUIENT announces their upcoming summer tour in support of their still smoldering Wolves At The Door album in the aftermath of its release through Nefarious Industries in May.

Recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Immortal Bird, Disrotted) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, All Pigs Must Die, Full Of Hell), and completed with artwork by M.G. Miller (Bongripper, Lord Mantis, Sick/Tired), NEQUIENT’s Wolves At The Door is a dystopian, by-the-throat album in the vein of Converge, Baptists, Cursed, and Early Graves, with intense views on societal and political aspects of the modern world.

NEQUIENT will now take Wolves At The Door on tour across the Eastern US. The tour will begin July 27th in Indianapolis and hit Akron, Greensboro, Richmond, Baltimore, Providence, Brooklyn, Sugar Loaf, Philadelphia, before the final show in Columbus August 5th. The diverse DIY-booked trek will see the band playing with a wide array of acts including Shroud Of Vulture, Maid Myriad, Brimstone Coven, Replicant, Gridfailure, THÆTAS, Laces Out, The Black Antler, and more.

Stream NEQUIENT’s Wolves At The Door in its entirety RIGHT HERE.

NEQUIENT Tour Dates:
7/27/2018 Kuma’s Garage – Indianapolis, IN w/ Ishia and Shroud Of Vulture
7/28/2018 Annabell’s – Akron OH w/ Maid Myriad
7/29/2018 NYP – Greensboro, NC
7/30/2018 Wonderland – Richmond, VA
7/31/2018 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Uncle Buck, Salem [info]
8/01/2018 Dusk – Providence, RI w/ Brimstone Coven, Gasoline Virgins, Moerassig
8/02/2018 Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY w/ Replicant, Gridfailure, THÆTAS [info]
8/03/2018 Milk Weed – Sugar Loaf, NY w/ Laces Out, The Never Never, Helm
8/04/2018 TBA – Philadelphia, PA
8/05/2018 Cafe Bourbon Street – Columbus, OH w/ The Black Antler, Grayhawk [info]

Wolves At The Door is available digitally and on CD via Nefarious Industries; place orders at the site HERE and via Bandcamp. HERE. Sassbologna Records issued a limited tape edition available HERE.

Wolves At The Door dispatches a metallic hybrid of punk-fueled hardcore, showcasing NEQUIENT’s talents as writers and performers earned through their years of DIY recording and touring. The band pummels listeners from all directions but never forgets to land the hook, packed with relentless, fleet-fingered riffs, backed by d-beats, single-foot blasts, and an array of inventive fills. The vocals shift from mid-range barks to death metal grunts and pained shrieks, unified by inexhaustible aggression and a lyrical bent toward social critique.

Decibel Magazine posts, “Wolves At The Door, the debut album by Chicago’s NEQUIENT, comes blazing in on misanthropy-fueled ICBM missile sporting all of the above and, therefore, our enthusiastic stamp of approval.” Invisible Oranges offers in part, “The composition is barreling and misanthropic, like many a good Vonnegut tale; and is certainly a worthy take at honoring one hell-of-a-good writer who always seemed right on the edge of fantasy and reality. NEQUIENTis aware of this precarious line… Wolves At The Door — rips hard in its apocalyptic hue.” Toilet Ov Hell referred to, “an album that’s gonna punch through your door like the Kool-Aid Man, drink all your beers, and make you tearfully apologize to your dad for clearing out his booze stash.” Sonic Abuse gave the album a 9/10 review warning that Wolves At The Door is, “every bit as feral as the title implies, the band offering up eleven ear-drum searing tracks in just under forty minutes…Wolves At The Door will appeal to those who worry converge edge too close to conventional melodicism and is the living embodiment of the term relentless.”

NEQUIENT - "Wolves At Your Door" Tour 2018

NEQUIENT - Wolves At The Door (CD)

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Label Spotlight: Nefarious Industries – Decibel Magazine

Check out this rad spotlight on Nefarious Industries, up now at Decibel. Everything you every wanted to know about the label, and a glimpse at what’s coming in 2018!

If you seek off-kilter music, Nefarious Industries is the label you need to be following. More a collective of like-minded individuals than a proper record label, Nefarious Industries is home to a diverse array of artists that range from very metal, to metal-related, to not metal at all. Two of Nefarious’ most-trusted operators took the time to speak to Decibel about running “a label that showcases the most adventurous and least commercially viable artists that it can manage to locate.”

Read the entire feature HERE.

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LACES OUT: s/t (Nefarious Industries) review – Collective Zine

“There was a time where if you read zines like HeartattaCk, Double Decker, and Nothing Left, you couldn’t seem to go three reviews without a record being compared to Fugazi or Hoover. For LACES OUT, either the past 20 years just haven’t happened or they’re on the bleeding edge of a new new wave of angular post-hardcore. Basslines groove and rumble; guitar lines snake off on wild tangents and vocals veer between howled and sung. It’s enjoyable rather than incendiary, but for those of you out there mourning the likes of Shotmaker, Unwound, and Bailer you could certainly do worse than giving these five tracks a go.” – Collective Zine

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LACES OUT: Upstate New York Noise Rock Trio Celebrate Debut EP’s Release Through Nefarious Industries With Show This Week – Earsplit Compound

Nefarious Industries presents the eponymous debut by upstate New York-based trio LACES OUT, having released the five-song digital EP and two-song super-limited vinyl versions of the record at the end of July. The band and label got together to stuff the records this week, in advance of the band’s local show on Sunday celebrating the EP’s release.

Check out the stuffing party clip HERE, and hear the entire Laces Out EP HERE.

The limited edition two-song lathe-cut 7” version of Laces Out limited to 50 hand-numbered copies and additional LACES OUT and related merch is available Nefarious Industries HERE.

Anybody in the area should see LACES OUT at their all-ages matinee show celebrating the EP’s release this Sunday, August 20th in Beacon, New York, the band’s last show of the season. Additional tour dates for later this year will be announced in the weeks ahead.

LACES OUT Live:
8/20/2017 The Platform – Beacon, NY w/ I Can Dream, Just, Valatie Kills *matinee [info]

LACES OUT sounds like licking dirt with tiny granules of sugar scattered throughout. Merging punk, indie, grunge, and noise rock elements through a surge of heartfelt songwriting, listeners can expect trace elements of Fugazi, Unwound, At The Drive In, Jesus Lizard, Pissed Jeans, BVS, Young Widows, Drive Like Jehu, and Nirvana in their songs. Dynamics and angular progression drive their sound, which is heavily influenced by noise from the ‘90s. Laces Out was recorded live at Boom Stick Recording in Monroe, New York, engineered by Jeff Rendano, produced by Rendano and the band, mastered at Nada Studios by Eric Costello, and finished with artwork by Joe Hallmark.

Decibel stated, “The members of LACES OUT have been playing music together for more than a decade, so they presented themselves a unique challenge: write a whole EP, in order, without trashing any songs. The end result is a cohesive and fluid EP that takes influence from a host of bands like Nirvana, Fugazi, At The Drive In and Jesus Lizard but has its own sound still.” Metal Trenches’ review includes, “LACES OUT oozes aesthetic of the days when alternative radio reigned supreme and MTV actually played edgy music videos instead of reality garbage… I am immediately thinking of Fugazi.”

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LACES OUT: Review – Metal Trenches

LACES OUT oozes aesthetic of the days when alternative radio reigned supreme and MTV actually played edgy music videos instead of reality garbage. As the droning, infectious bass groove of ‘Will To Become’ kicks off, I am immediately thinking of Fugazi. The music is similar in both tone and mood. […] Much of the album is driven by the aforementioned basslines as well as purposefully simplistic guitar hooks and catchy lyrics. It comes together nicely, and the glue is Ed Ciarfella’s extremely passionate and genuine vocal delivery. […] A solid debut and one of the few post-hardcore releases of late that really caught my attention.” – Metal Trenches

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LACES OUT: ‘Fortunes’ Track Premiere – Decibel Magazine

“The members of LACES OUT have been playing music together for more than a decade, so they presented themselves a unique challenge: write a whole EP, in order, without trashing any songs. The end result is a cohesive and fluid EP that takes influence from a host of bands like Nirvana, Fugazi, At The Drive In, and Jesus Lizard but has its own sound still.” – Decibel Magazine

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LACES OUT: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Fortunes” By New York Noise Rock Trio As Self-Titled Debut EP Nears Nefarious Industries Release – Earsplit Compound

[photo by Steve Vega]

In one week, Nefarious Industries will release the debut recordings from upstate New York-based trio LACES OUT, with the band’s self-titled EP. Advancing its public arrival, Decibel Magazine is hosting a premiere of the track “Fortunes.”

The band issues of the song’s intent, “’Fortunes’ is about the pressure we put on ourselves to always be accumulating and consuming, the detrimental effects it has on the human brain, and how we pass that to our children.”

Decibel offers, “The members of LACES OUT have been playing music together for more than a decade, so they presented themselves a unique challenge: write a whole EP, in order, without trashing any songs. The end result is a cohesive and fluid EP that takes influence from a host of bands like Nirvana, Fugazi, At The Drive In and Jesus Lizard but has its own sound still.”

Stream LACES OUT’s “Fortunes” at Decibel RIGHT HERE.

Hear the previously-released “Will To Become” at New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

Laces Out sees release next Friday, July 28th. Preorder options for the EP, including the limited edition 2-song 7” version limited to 50 hand-numbered copies, shirts, and more, are available at Nefarious Industries HERE.

LACES OUT has booked several new regional gigs in support of the new EP, with much more in the works to be announced over the weeks ahead.

LACES OUT Live:
7/28/2017 The Elephant Graveyard – Chester, NY @ Goodbye Fest w/ Entropy, The Closers, Hell Mary, Tesla’s Revenge [info]
8/07/2017 Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, NY w/ You Bred Raptors, Spring.Fall.Sea, XK Scenario [info]
8/20/2017 TBA – Beacon, NY

LACES OUT sounds like licking dirt with tiny granules of sugar scattered throughout. Hailing from Orange County, New York, the band features members of Warwick-based post-punk quintet Pigeon, as well as acts Mandark, Veneer, and others. Merging punk, indie, grunge, and noise rock elements through a surge of heartfelt songwriting, listeners can expect trace elements of Fugazi, Unwound, At The Drive In, Jesus Lizard, Pissed Jeans, BVS, Young Widows, Drive Like Jehu, and Nirvana from the songs of LACES OUT. Drummer Steve Delucia and guitarist Ed Ciarfella have been playing together in various projects for nearly fourteen years. Longtime friend and local scene veteran Ray Wasnieski joined the duo in Pigeon, and continued onward with them in LACES OUT. Dynamics and angular progression drive their sound, which is heavily influenced by noise from the ‘90s. Laces Out was recorded live at Boom Stick Recording in Monroe, New York, engineered by Jeff Rendano, produced by Rendano and the band, mastered at Nada Studios by Eric Costello, and finished with artwork by Joe Hallmark.

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LACES OUT Premieres “Will To Become” Through New Noise Magazine; Preorders For Laces Out EP Issued By Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound


[photo by Steve Vega]

As Nefarious Industries prepares the eponymous debut EP by upstate New York act LACES OUT for July release, the lead track “Will To Become” has been premiered at New Noise Magazine. The label has also posted preorders for the full five-dong digital release of Laces Out, as well as the limited two-song 7”.

The band offers with the new song, “We had a lot of fun writing out our frustrations in this song, so go bang you head on something while listening, and get yours out too!”

Stream and share “Will To Become” by LACES OUT at THIS LOCATION.

Laces Out was recorded live at Boom Stick Recording in Monroe, New York, engineered by Jeff Rendano, produced by Rendano and the band, mastered at Nada Studios by Eric Costello, and finished with artwork by Joe Hallmark.

Nefarious Industries will issue the EP on July 28th, on all digital platforms as well as a special edition 7” featuring the songs “Will To Become” and “Under The Cover” limited to 50 copies. Find preorder options including limited bundles and more RIGHT HERE.

Additional audio samples and tour dates from LACES OUT will be announced in the coming days.

LACES OUT sounds like licking dirt with tiny granules of sugar scattered throughout. Hailing from Orange County, New York, the band features members of Warwick-based post-punk quintet Pigeon, as well as acts Mandark, Veneer, and others. Drummer Steve Delucia and guitarist Ed Ciarfella have been playing together in various projects for nearly fourteen years. Longtime friend and local scene veteran Ray Wasnieski joined the duo in Pigeon, and continued onward with them in LACES OUT. Dynamics and angular progression drive their sound, which is heavily influenced by noise from the ‘90s. Listeners can expect trace elements of Fugazi, Unwound, At The Drive In, Jesus Lizard, Pissed Jeans, BVS, Young Widows, Drive Like Jehu, and Nirvana from their songs.

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LACES OUT: Nefarious Industries To Release Eponymous Debut EP By Upstate New York Trio In July – Earsplit Compound

[photo by Steve Vega]

Nefarious Industries announces the July release of the eponymous debut EP from upstate New York-based trio LACES OUT, featuring alumni of former Nefarious act, Pigeon.

LACES OUT​ sounds like licking dirt with tiny granules of sugar scattered throughout. Hailing from Orange County, New York, the band features members of Warwick-based post-punk quintet Pigeon, as well as acts Mandark, Veneer, and others. Drummer Steve Delucia and guitarist Ed Ciarfella have been playing together in various projects for nearly fourteen years. Longtime friend and local scene veteran Ray Wasnieski joined the duo in Pigeon, and continued onward with them in LACES OUT.

Dynamics and angular progression drive their sound, which is heavily influenced by noise from the ‘90s. Listeners can expect trace elements of Fugazi, Unwound, At The Drive In, Jesus Lizard, Pissed Jeans, BVS, Young Widows, Drive Like Jehu, and Nirvana from their songs.

LACES OUT offers of their debut EP, “We decided to write five songs in order without scratching one track. In fact, it was as if we finished song one and went right on to write songs two through five; the order in which you hear the music is the order we wrote it in. This was our challenge to ourselves as writers: could we manifest an EP song by song and be happy with the outcome? The answer was ‘yes,’ and more so than other projects, in which we spent countless practices scratching and rewriting. It was super fun writing these songs together this way, and we hope this is heard when listening to it.”

Laces Out was recorded live at Boom Stick Recording in Monroe, New York, engineered by Jeff Rendano, produced by Rendano and the band, mastered at Nada Studios by Eric Costello, and finished with artwork by Joe Hallmark. Nefarious Industries will issue the EP on July 28th, on all digital platforms as well as a special edition 7” limited to 50 copies. Stand by for audio samples and preorders to be issued in the coming days.

Laces Out Track Listing:
1. Will To Become
2. Bugs
3. Fortunes
4. Kritzinger’s Warning
5. Under The Cover

LACES OUT has been playing out regionally on a regular basis, including shows with labelmates Risk Relay. They’ll be continuing this activity throughout the rest of the year, and will be working on some short runs later in 2017, including some shows with labelmates Dying Whale. The band has already commenced work on new recordings for release in 2018.

LACES OUT:
Steve DeLucia – Drums
Ray Wasnieski – Bass
Ed Ciarfella – Guitar/Vox

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