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LAVISHER is a rock band from Chicago whose sleek riffs and time-bending grooves draw comparisons to Failure, A Perfect Circle, and Queens of the Stone Age. Their darkly uplifting songwriting is composed of minimalist poetry, textured guitar work, throbbing low end, and focused drumming.

LAVISHER debuted in 2017 with a five-song self-titled EP. Their follow-up full-length Drastic Shadows will be released in October 2019 via Philadelphia-based Nefarious Industries.

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LAVISHER: Drastic Shadows Full-Length By Chicago Alt-Rock Act Out Now On Nefarious Industries And Streaming On All Platforms – Earsplit Compound

LAVISHER - photo by Myles Arwine
[photo by Myles Arwine]

Drastic Shadows, the debut full-length from Chicago alt-rock band LAVISHER, is out now, the band’s first release through Nefarious Industries. Following its official worldwide release this past Friday, the record is currently streaming on all digital platforms in its entirety.

LAVISHER is a rock band whose sleek riffs and time-bending grooves draw comparisons to Failure, A Perfect Circle, and Queens Of The Stone Age. Their darkly uplifting songwriting is composed of minimalist poetry, textured guitar work, throbbing low end, and focused drumming. Following their 2017-released self-titled EP, the band now presents their first full-length recording, Drastic Shadows.

Drastic Shadows was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman at Bricktop Studios in Chicago, Illinois (Jesus Piece, Nequient, Without Waves), while the tracks “Escape” and “Drastic Shadows” were recorded and mixed by J. Hall in Franklin, Tennessee. The album was mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters in Memphis, Tennessee and finished with artwork photographed by Cesar Contreras and edited by Emily Germann.

Treble offers, “It’s a melodic and anthemic blend of metal heaviness with heroic verses and a soaring chorus, leaning toward the left-field side of alternative rock radio, a la Queens Of The Stone Age or Failure, with shades of underground post-hardcore in the vein of Quicksand or Shiner… super catchy.” Captured Howls writes, “The Chicago band LAVISHER sound memorably confident on their upcoming debut album Drastic Shadows, which packs the group diving into intense waves of sound with the readily apparent guiding hand of musicians who know their craft. Their intense but simultaneously accessible rock music captures an experience of turning tension into a near irresistible drive forward.”

Stream LAVISHER’s Drastic Shadows on all platforms at THIS LOCATION.

Drastic Shadows is out now via Nefarious Industries on eco-wallet CD and digital platforms through the label webshop HERE and via all digital providers HERE.

Watch for LAVISHER to announce tour dates in support of the album in the weeks ahead.

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Premiere: Explore LAVISHER’s Intense Newest Immersive Rock Track Exclusively Right Here – Captured Howls

“The Chicago band LAVISHER sound memorably confident on their upcoming debut album Drastic Shadows, which packs the group diving into intense waves of sound with the readily apparent guiding hand of musicians who know their craft. Their intense but simultaneously accessible rock music captures an experience of turning tension into a near irresistible drive forward. Right away on standout track “Garment,” the band’s earnest, emotionally honest music and lyricism gets stuck in your head and stays there.” – Captured Howls

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LAVISHER: “Garment” By Chicago Alt-Rock Band Streaming At Captured Howls; Debut Album, Drastic Shadows, Sees Release Next Week Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

LAVISHER - photo by Myles Arwine
[photo by Myles Arwine]

Next week, Nefarious Industries will release Drastic Shadows, the debut full-length from Chicago alt-rock band LAVISHER. As the album’s public unveiling approaches, Captured Howls is now hosting the advance stream of the new single “Garment.”

LAVISHER’s debut full-length, Drastic Shadows was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman at Bricktop Studios in Chicago, Illinois (Jesus Piece, Nequient, Without Waves), while the tracks “Escape” and “Drastic Shadows” were recorded and mixed by J. Hall in Franklin, Tennessee. The album was mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters in Memphis, Tennessee and finished with artwork photographed by Cesar Contreras and edited by Emily Germann.

On “Garment,” LAVISHER’s Gavin Cushman III states, “It’s a response to what I see in the news. There’s no common ground or nuance anymore. I wanted to write something that was mostly smooth throughout and then exploded at the end when I attacked the biggest villain of them all, that being blind, slavish devotion without thought.”

Captured Howls writes, “The Chicago band Lavisher sound memorably confident on their upcoming debut album Drastic Shadows, which packs the group diving into intense waves of sound with the readily apparent guiding hand of musicians who know their craft. Their intense but simultaneously accessible rock music captures an experience of turning tension into a near irresistible drive forward. Right away on standout track ‘Garment,’ the band’s earnest, emotionally honest music and lyricism gets stuck in your head and stays there.”

LAVISHER’s “Garment” can be streamed early through Captured Howls RIGHT HERE.

Drastic Shadows will see release through Nefarious Industries on eco-wallet CD and digital platforms next Friday, October 18th. Preorders are live at the label webshop HERE and via all digital providers HERE.

LAVISHER is a rock band whose sleek riffs and time-bending grooves draw comparisons to Failure, A Perfect Circle, and Queens Of The Stone Age. Their darkly uplifting songwriting is composed of minimalist poetry, textured guitar work, throbbing low end, and focused drumming. Following their 2017-released self-titled EP, the band now presents their first full-length recording, Drastic Shadows.

Watch for LAVISHER to announce tour dates in support of the album in the weeks ahead.

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LAVISHER Unleash a Heavy Rock Anthem With “Cynical” – Treble

“It’s a melodic and anthemic blend of metal heaviness with heroic verses and a soaring chorus, leaning toward the left-field side of alternative rock radio, a la Queens Of The Stone Age or Failure, with shades of underground post-hardcore in the vein of Quicksand or Shiner.” – Treble

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LAVISHER: Treble Premieres “Cynical” Single; Drastic Shadows Debut Album From Chicago Alt-Rock Outfit Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

LAVISHER - photo by Myles Arwine[photo by Myles Arwine]

As Nefarious Industries prepares for this month’s release of Drastic Shadows, the debut album by Chicago alt-rock outfit LAVISHER, the record’s first single is now playing. The song “Cynical” has been debuted through a premiere at Treble, as preorders and more for the record are posted.

LAVISHER is a rock band whose sleek riffs and time-bending grooves draw comparisons to Failure, A Perfect Circle, and Queens Of The Stone Age. Their darkly uplifting songwriting is composed of minimalist poetry, textured guitar work, throbbing low end, and focused drumming. Following their 2017-released self-titled EP, the band now presents their first full-length recording, Drastic Shadows.

LAVISHER’s Drastic Shadows was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman at Bricktop Studios in Chicago, Illinois (Jesus Piece, Nequient, Without Waves), while the tracks “Escape” and “Drastic Shadows” were recorded and mixed by J. Hall in Franklin, Tennessee. The album was mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters in Memphis, Tennessee and finished with artwork photographed by Cesar Contreras and edited by Emily Germann.

When asked for comment, LAVISHER’s Gavin Cushman III offered, “’Cynical’ was a choice to embrace an uplifting sensibility. A moody backstory and lyrics juxtaposed with a hopeful tone.”

Treble writes, “It’s a melodic and anthemic blend of metal heaviness with heroic verses and a soaring chorus, leaning toward the left-field side of alternative rock radio, a la Queens Of The Stone Age or Failure, with shades of underground post-hardcore in the vein of Quicksand or Shiner. It’s a punchy, powerful song, but it’s super catchy.”

Stream LAVISHER’s “Cynical” only at Treble RIGHT HERE.

Drastic Shadows will see release through Nefarious Industries on eco-wallet CD and digital platforms on October 18th. Preorders are live at the label webshop HERE and via all digital providers HERE.

Watch for additional audio premieres, and more to be posted in the days ahead. LAVISHER will announce tour dates in support of the album.

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LAVISHER: Nefarious Industries Issues Details For Drastic Shadows Debut LP From Chicago Alt-Rock Outfit; Trailer Posted – Earsplit Compound

LAVISHER - photo by Myles Arwine
[photo by Myles Arwine]

Nefarious Industries presents the debut LP from Chicago-based LAVISHER, confirming Drastic Shadows for October release. The track listing, cover art, and a brief trailer for the album have been issued.

With Gavin Cushman III performing all guitars, vocals, and bass, and Idin Alexander on drums, the majority of LAVISHER’s Drastic Shadows was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman at Bricktop Studios in Chicago, Illinois (Jesus Piece, Nequient, Without Waves), while the tracks “Escape” and “Drastic Shadows” were recorded and mixed by J. Hall in Franklin, Tennessee. The album was mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters in Memphis, Tennessee and finished with artwork photographed by Cesar Contreras and edited by Emily Germann.

Hear the first clip from LAVISHER’s Drastic Shadows through a brief trailer for the album RIGHT HERE.

Drastic Shadows will see release through Nefarious Industries on eco-wallet CD and digital platforms on October 18th. Watch for preorders, audio premieres, and more to be posted in the days ahead. LAVISHER will announce regional tour dates in support of the album over the coming months.

LAVISHER is a rock band whose sleek riffs and time-bending grooves draw comparisons to Failure, A Perfect Circle, and Queens Of The Stone Age. Their darkly uplifting songwriting is composed of minimalist poetry, textured guitar work, throbbing low end, and focused drumming. Following their 2017-released self-titled EP, the band now presents their first full-length recording, Drastic Shadows.

LAVISHER - Drastic Shadows cover art

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FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY Split WIth SPACE MONKEY Out Now On Nefarious Industries; East Coast Tour Continues – Earsplit Compound

FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY & SPACE MONKEY - Blow Out the Candles and Make a Split

Nefarious Industries presents Blow Out The Candles And Make A Split, the new split EP between China/US-based duo FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY and Chinese act SPACE MONKEY. The record is now available as a limited two-song vinyl 7” as well as through all digital providers, the digital featuring an additional track from each band. The record drops as FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY continues the ongoing East Coast leg of their North American tour.

SPACE MONKEY’s tracks for Blow Out The Candles And Make A Split, “We Are Space Monkey” and “Billy Billy” were recorded at ACE Station in Guangzhou, China. For FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY’s “The Plan” and “Go Outside,” the drums were recorded in Keidan’s Living Room in Morgantown, West Virginia, the guitars and bass were recorded in a shed in New Martinsville, West Virginia, and the vocals were recorded in Wenzhou, China. All tracks on Blow Out The Candles And Make A Split were mixed by Christopher Henry and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering.

Stream and purchase Blow Out The Candles And Make A Split on all digital platforms RIGHT HERE and the label webshop HERE.

Watch for several official videos for songs from the split and more to be released in the weeks ahead.

Having kicked off the international Tours Truly trek in China, touring the West Coast US with labelmates Those Darn Gnomes, and raiding Mexico for several shows, FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY continues to play across the East Coast on the latest run, on their way to play New York City tonight. This branch of the trek sees them playing shows with labelmates Brandon Seabrook, Zevious, Maid Myriad, Nequient, Mine Collapse, and many others scattered through August 4th.

Directly after the US shows, FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY and SPACE MONKEY will celebrate the split by playing two shows together in China August 9th and 10th. FYB is also confirming shows in Japan for October which will be announced in the weeks ahead.

FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY – Tours Truly 2019 remaining dates:
7/12/2019 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY w/ Zevious, Brandon Seabrook, The Mantle [info]
7/13/2019 Reverb – Baltimore, MD w/ Bigger Waves, Tim Kaye [info]
7/17/2019 Fleetwood’s – West Asheville, NC w/ J. Martinelli, Drew Burgess [info]
7/19/2019 Valdosta DIY House – Valdosta, GA w/ Mama Stone, desmo, Bitter Bones [info]
7/21/2019 Rodeo Rock – Pensacola, FL w/ Happymask, Rat Daughter [info]
7/25/2019 The Nest – Boone, NC w/ Corgi, Krockpot, Boy Legs [info]
7/26/2019 The Comet – Cincinnati, OH w/ Old City, The Actual Fuck [info]
7/27/2019 Liars Club – Chicago, IL w/ Nequient, Mine Collapse, Lavisher [info]
7/28/2019 Annabell’s – Akron, OH w/ Maid Myriad, Actual Form [info]
7/31/2019 Empty Glass – Charleston, WV w/ Said So [info]
8/01/2019 Melody’s – Beckley, WV w/ Seven Planets, Craig Philips, Xman [info]
8/02/2019 Brewstel – Elkins, WV w/ Swamp Drag, Mediogres, Long Hunt [info]
8/03/2019 123 Pleasant St, – Morgantown, WV w/ Clean Dirty Clean, Black Hole Zion, Mediogres [info]
8/04/2019 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Wastegate, Craig Philip, The Maplewaves [info]
8/09/2019 191 Space – Guangzhou, CN w/ Space Monkey
8/10/2019 Brown Sugar Jar – Shenzhen, CN w/ Space Monkey

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FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY Begins US Tour Today; Split EP with SPACE MONKEY Nears July Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

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China/US-based duo FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY is currently embarked on their new international Tours Truly venture, which kicked off in China last week. The tour was booked in conjunction with the release of a new split EP with Chinese act SPACE MONKEYBlow Out The Candles And Make A Split, which is confirmed for release through Nefarious Industries in July. The split will see a limited 7” vinyl release with one track from each band, while the digital version will feature an additional track from each band.

FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY is currently in the US, and today, they kick off their West Coast US leg of the trek in Los Angeles with labelmates Those Darn Gnomes. The tour runs through Santa Fe, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Eugene, Humboldt County, and San Francisco.

The West Coast US leg of Tours Truly is followed by a week-long tour in Mexico in late June which is still being finalized. July sees FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY on the East Coast for a three-week inundation, playing shows with labelmates and allies Brandon Seabrook, Dying Whale, Maid Myriad, Nequient, Mine Collapse, and many others through the first week of August. Two new shows in August have been booked in China upon the band’s return.

See the currently confirmed dates below and watch for updates in the weeks ahead as the routing is finalized.

SPACE MONKEY’s tracks for Blow Out The Candles And Make A Split, “We Are Space Monkey” and “Billy Billy” were recorded at ACE Station in Guangzhou, China. For FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY’s “The Plan” and “Go Outside,” the drums were recorded in Keidan’s Living Room in Morgantown, West Virginia, the guitars and bass were recorded in a shed in New Martinsville, West Virginia, and the vocals were recorded in Wenzhou, China. All tracks on Blow Out The Candles And Make A Split were mixed by Christopher Henry and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering.

Blow Out The Candles And Make A Split will see release via Nefarious Industries on July 12th; find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

Watch for audio samples and more to be issued in the weeks ahead.

FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY – Tours Truly 2019:
6/05/2019 Coaxial – Los Angeles, CA w/ Those Darn Gnomes, In the Womb, Endometrium Cuntplow, Counsil [info]
6/07/2019 Particles – Santa Fe, NM w/ Those Darn Gnomes, Ceremonies, Mischief and Confusion [info]
6/09/2019 Thought//Forms Gallery – Denver, CO w/ Those Darn Gnomes, Galleries, Narcissa [info]
6/12/2019 Screwdriver – Seattle, WA w/ Those Darn Gnomes, Jayomi, Communal 40 [info]
6/13/2019 Twilight – Portland, OR w/ Those Darn Gnomes, Mercury Tree, Leafminer [info]
6/14/2019 The Urgus (house show) – Eugene, OR w/ Those Darn Gnomes
6/16/2019 House Show – Humboldt County, CA w/ Those Darn Gnomes
6/17/2019 Honey Hive Gallery – San Francisco, CA w/ Those Darn Gnomes, Key West, Car Made Of Glass [info]
6/21/2019 TBA – Puebla, MX
6/29/2019 Rockstar Bar – Puebla, MX
7/09/2019 Dusk – Providence, RI w/ Nghtswm, Tiny Diamonds, Snuffed Out [info]
7/12/2019 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY w/ Zevious, Brandon Seabrook, The Mantle [info]
7/15/2019 Reverb – Baltimore, MD
7/19/2019 Valdosta DIY House – Valdosta, GA
7/21/2019 Rodeo Rock – Pensacola, FL w/ Surrounder
7/25/2019 House Show – Boone, NC
7/26/2019 The Comet – Cincinnati, OH w/ Old City, The Actual Fuck
7/27/2019 Liars Club – Chicago, IL w/ Nequient, Mine Collapse, Lavisher [info]
7/28/2019 Annabell’s – Akron, OH w/ Maid Myriad, Actual Form [info]
7/31/2019 Empty Glass – Charleston, WV w/ After Atlas, Said So
8/01/2019 Melody’s – Beckley, WV w/ Seven Planets, After Atlas, Xman [info]
8/02/2019 Brewstel – Elkins, WV w/ Swamp Drag, Mediogres, Long Hunt
8/03/2019 123 Pleasant St – Morgantown, WV w/ Clean Dirty Clean, Black Hole Zion, Mediogres [info]
8/04/2019 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Wastegate
8/09/2019 191 Space – Guangzhou, CN w/ Space Monkey
8/10/2019 Brown Sugar Jar – Shenzhen, CN

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