Portland, Oregon duo Hot Victory -- one woman, one man; both playing drums, synths and samples -- premiere the first track from their forthcoming album today via Brooklyn Vegan. The song "Labyrinthos" is culled from their self-titled debut on alt-heavy label Eolian Empire and is available to listen to/share HERE.
The band takes to the road later this month, leading up to extensive dates with newly reunited doom purveyors Floor (featuring Steve Brooks of Torche). Please see complete dates below.
Hot Victory have charted a course for who knows where. A man and woman, joined at the drums, do the work of an entire crew as they launch themselves into galaxies far far away where alien sounds weave through the colliding polyrhythms of a cyborg drumline. Electronic, industrial, experimental, progressive rock, krautrock, and New Age intersect to manifest heretofore unknown sonic forms. With their self-titled fourth LP (first on vinyl) Hot Victory has created an all-enveloping cybernetic structure of electroacoustic music powered by a relentless human pulse, opening portals deep into the hybrid mind and exposing the warped mathematics to their own theory of everything.
Hot Victory comprises Ben Stoller on drums, pads, and programming and Caitlin Love on drums, pads, tapes, and samples. Originally formed circa 2008 as an "anti-band" improvisation unit with a revolving cast of characters adding other instruments to the mix, over time the core drum duo assembled a command center of trigger pads, synths, and samplers-built about their intertwined drums-to take over all sound generation and craft tightly structured pieces. On their self-titled first release for Portland D.I.Y. label Eolian Empire, recorded live in the studio to tape on just sixteen tracks, Hot Victory builds upon years of improvisation and invention to show just how much a man and woman can do while sitting down, launching a multi-dimensional electroacoustic creation that pulses, drives, sweeps, stutters, and rocks, fusing the avant electronic music of Tangerine Dream,Eberhard Schoener, and Add N to X to the rhythmic machinations of Billy Cobham, Crash Worship and Hitting Birth, wound through with soundtracks from eerie John Carpenter and Goblinto the tricksy fusion of The Equalizer and Miami Vice, and a samples selection worthy of Steel Pole Bath Tub. Winning.
Hot Victory will be available on 180gm gatefold vinyl and download on April 22nd, 2014 via Eolian Empire.
HOT VICTORY LIVE:
04/24 Portland, OR @ STUMPFEST @ Mississippi Studios w/ Trans Am
04/26 Laramie, WY @ Gryphon Theater
04/27 Linclon, NE @ Vega
04/28 Kansas City, MO @ TBA
04/29 Nashville, TN @ The Other Basement / Sweetwater
04/30 Atlanta, GA @ 529
05/02 Gainesville, FL *
05/03 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall *
05/04 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
05/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *
05/06 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary *
05/07 Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
05/08 Buffalo, NY @ The Tralf *
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose *
05/10 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *
05/11 Chicago, IL @ Double Door *
05/13 Denver, CO @ The Moon Room *
05/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe *
05/16 Portland, OR @ Branx *
05/17 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
* with Floor
Artist: Hot Victory
Album: Hot Victory
Label: Eolian Empire
Release Date: April 22, 2014
05. Harmony of Spheres (digital only)
06. Labyrinthos (STREAM)
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