Still riding a fresh wave of killer reactions to their walloping third LP, Re-Unvent the Whool, Portland, Oregon-based, PRIZEHOG, has announced the routing for their upcoming Spring US tour.
Embarking off of their home turf on May 2nd, the counter-clockwise path this tour makes will findPRIZEHOG winding through the entire continental US for five full weeks before closing down with the final gig in Seattle on June 8th and returning to their daily habitat. See true celestial space sludge for yourself on this massive endeavor including a short run with friends and faves, Vaz, as well as killer acts like Burnt Books, hepa/Titus, Tinsel Teeth, arbogast, The Great Sabatini, labelmates Towers and Big Black Cloud, and more throughout the itinerary.
Amidst the closing-in of this confirmed run, PRIZEHOG will be announcing their next tour lining up for this July alongside labelmates, Hot Victory.
5/02/2014 Slabtown - Portland, OR w/ Towers, Big Black Cloud
5/07/2014 Lobot Gallery - Oakland, CA w/ Mansion
5/08/2014 The Eagle - San Francisco, CA w/ hepa/Titus, Peace Creep
5/09/2014 Redwood Bar - Los Angeles, CA w/ hepa/Titus
5/10/2014 The Tin Can - San Diego, CA w/ Ghetto Blaster
5/11/2014 C St - Flagstaff, AZ w/ New Gods
5/12/2014 Sister Bar - Albuquerque, NM w/ Fando
5/13/2014 Three Links - Dallas, TX w/ Bludded Head, Spacebeach
5/14/2014 Vinos - Little Rock, AR
5/15/2014 Springwater - Nashville, TN w/ Tijuana Goat Ride
5/16/2014 TBA - Birmingham, AL
5/17/2014 The Highlander - Atlanta, GA
5/18/2014 The Foxfield - Columbia, SC w/ Burnt Books
5/19/2014 TBA - Richmond, VA
5/20/2014 Gold Bar - Baltimore, MD w/ Vaz, Multicult
5/21/2014 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Vaz
5/22/2014 Cake Shop - Manhattan, NY w/ Insect Ark, Columboid
5/23/2014 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Vaz, Mossenek, Collapsible Baton
5/24/2014 AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Vaz, Tinsel Teeth
5/25/2014 O'Brien's - Boston, MA w/ Vaz
5/26/2014 The Lair - Buffalo, NY w/ Fox 45, Tainted, Jerry Grind
5/27/2014 TBA - Pittsburgh, PA/Cleveland, OH
5/28/2014 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL w/ arbogast
5/29/2014 Quarters - Milwaukee, WI w/ Soup Moat
5/30/2014 The Hexagon Bar - Minneapolis, MN w/ The Funeral and the Twilight
5/31/2014 Trumpet Blossom - Iowa City, IA w/ Acoustic Guillotine
6/01/2014 TBA - Omaha, NE/Kansas
6/02/2014 Bar Bar - Denver, CO w/ Echo Beds
6/03/2014 The Parlor Bar - Laramie, WY w/ Unpaid Butlers
6/04/2014 Burts Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Cornered By Zombies, The Great Sabatini
6/05/2014 Filling Station - Bozeman, MT w/ Acheron Thodol
6/06/2014 Zootown Arts Community Center - Missoula, MT
6/07/2014 TBA - Spokane, WA w/ Hooves
6/08/2014 Black Lodge - Seattle, WA w/ Don Peyote, Same Sex Dictator
Following Eolian Empire's fresh unleashing of the supernova of creativity that is PRIZEHOG's third album, Re-Unvent the Whool, in March the album is raking in acclaim from all over the place in recent weeks. Recorded and mixed by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Tool, Russian Circles) at Sun Valley studio Sound of Sirens, Re-Unvent the Whool is focused, sophisticated, and masterfully produced to showcase the exquisite but intense interaction within the trio: guitars, synths, and drums push and pull one another as they crunch, crush, whirl, weave, and straight up rock their way through mazes of dynamic and dramatic movements, adding layers upon layers to sculpt mountains of sonic majesty. Aquarius Records dubbed the LP, "record of the week," and called it, "ridiculously, mindblowingly next level doom-sludge genius," and the trio itself, "the sludge saviors we've been waiting for." In an early premiere of the track, "Shed," Decibel called the album, "Disconnected sludge floating in an abyss of fuzz," followed by The Obelisk, who streamed the entire album for its release date, noting in a glowing text accompaniment, "The bass-less trio - you'll note no lack of low end in the record - run a spectrum of effects-laden churning, mashing together bright ambient echoes and deep, dank tonality. I wouldn't be the first person to compare them to the Melvins, but that doesn't really do complete justice to the psychedelic side of their sound, which shows up quickly."
Orders for Re-Unvent the Whool are live at the Eolian Empire fort HERE, available in a digital package as well as 180-gram vinyl LP including a 24" x 24" poster of the Chris Jehly cover art and download of the album.