Thy Art Is Murder Interview at the Oakland Metro 3/26/14

Thy Art Is Murder Interview at the Oakland Metro 3/26/14

Ivan Ibanez Tinoco of Break The Skyline recently sat down with vocalist CJ McMahon and drummer Lee Stanton of Sydney, Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder.

Ivan: Yo what’s up? This is Ivan from Capital Chaos TV and I am here with Thy Art Is Murder here is CJ and Lee. How are you guys doing?
CJ: Good man good, a bit sweaty played quite a bit of football; yeah pretty cool we are here in the Bay Area in San Francisco.
Ivan: We are here at the Oakland Metro just basically setting up before the show and it looks pretty awesome so far. Are you excited for this?
CJ: Yeah should be cool man the bands have been pretty good friends for us so yeah.
Ivan: That’s good, so you guys got done playing at the Soundwave Festival how was that?
Lee: It was good, the sponsors were really good, the shows were really fun, and we got to hang out with a bunch of people which was awesome. I got really drunk a lot, it happened quite a bit but yeah the shows were sick.
CJ: Yeah it’s cool
Ivan: That’s pretty cool, what were some of your favorite bands that you got to play with there?
Lee: Gojira

CJ: Gojira, Suicide Silence their friends of ours, The Dillinger Escape Plan also very like my best friends.
Lee: Mastodon
CJ: Mastodon is cool; I got to see Korn, Crosses.
Lee: A lot
Ivan: How was seeing Korn?
CJ: Yeah it was cool it’s like I watched Korn like few weeks ago and to watch them right now at Soundwave was ridiculous when they transformed when they were massive star band in the 90’s. So it was cool it was awesome seeing them playing shows.
Ivan: That’s pretty cool, so you guys are from Australia right?
CJ: Yeah
Ivan: So how is it playing out there than playing in the U.S.? Like is there a difference in the crowd or with anywhere in general?
CJ: I think the major difference for us is like in Australia you can do a tour for like a week or ten days but it’s such a big country but there’s like a limited amount of people so you can only play like eight or nine shows. When you come to America you can play 35 shows and travel the whole country and have like sizeable crowds every day. Where in Australia is like you just can’t play that many shows because it would be pointless if you play shows in the middle of nowhere where no one would come. So I think that would probably be the major difference as far as those concerns. Every show we play is pretty crazy, fans are always supportive, I think we are growing so strong in America, this is our third tour here, we have been coming here for nine months, and every show we play and every tour we come we would get more fans and crowds get crazier and crazier. So it helps with our dream and it helps that we would take over the Metal world and become number 1 so we are slowly taking over everything.
Ivan: Honestly I think you guys are the top in the Metal bands in my chart in my opinion also the top Deathcore bands in my chart as well, so how does it feel getting a fanbase in the U.S?
CJ: It’s really cool; we wanted to come out for a long time but we kept getting offered for short tours in short locations and I was saying that it is really rough to come here so we put off those kinds of tours till we get something decent since getting out here costs a lot of money from Australia. So by then we got our first tour and killed it and it was awesome. We met some really cool people and made really good friendships. Yeah we love the states and we keep coming back couple times a year.
Ivan: Nice hope you guys keep coming!
CJ: Oh we will man we will!
Ivan: So you guys also got done with playing a festival called “Everything Is Bigger In Texas Fest” with Upon A Burning Body and how did that go?
CJ: We didn’t play that… Or actually…
Lee: That was the last time we came here.
CJ: Oh wait sorry I thought you meant the “Never Say Never Fest”
Lee: That was really cool they were cool shows.
CJ: The shows were cool.


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Ivan: Like I heard that Texas has crazy crowds because I have a friend of mine who lives in Texas that actually seen you guys and from what he told me he said you guys killed it, you guys had an awesome crowd, and awesome feedback.
CJ: Yeah it was cool man I think Texas is pretty brutal as far as shows are concern, the people are always really friendly, and our sound guy is from Texas. We really like Texas man as well as Florida they get pretty crazy down there but we always look forward to go to Texas.
Ivan: Yeah man, I have yet to go to Texas.
CJ: Really? You live in America.
Ivan: Yeah I do but I live in the Bay Area.
Lee: Do you like jerky?
CJ: Beef jerky?
Ivan: It’s pretty good I like it.
Lee: They have some serious jerky down there.
CJ: And good barbeque too.
Ivan: Yeah that’s what I heard.
CJ: Pretty girls with pretty accents it’s cool
Ivan: So I’ve been wondering how did you guys came up with the name Thy Art Is Murder?
Lee: It just kind of came up one day at band practice one day and we stuck to it. There is not really a meaning behind it or I’m sure people would put their own if they think it is. But it just happened and that was it.
CJ: It’s like most band names came out from thin air.
Ivan: So it’s like poof right there.
CJ: Yeah that’s it, it is what it is.
Ivan: It was like my old band we came up the name by ourselves and it was like poof right there, we didn’t think of it so much like it came from thin air and it was easy.
Lee: Yeah and same thing with our album title Hate it just came out like that.
Ivan: That’s awesome, so what are your influences like what got you guys in to Metal?
Lee: I think someone showed me Cannibal Corpse when I was younger and I slowly got in to it and it was a fun genre to play and listen to and there that’s how I got in to it.
Ivan: Nice! Do you guys have any guilty pleasures in music?
CJ: Yeah I do! We have a few and it’s funny because like with Lee’s guilty pleasures are different to mine and he’ll hate mine and everyone hates my guilty pleasures because I listen to weird f***ing music so I’m gonna listen to it anyways.
Lee: I think he is the only one who likes his own.
CJ: I think so too, my guilty pleasures are Sublime, lots of Reggae kind of stuff, and the big one is Die Antwort and House Music is like my guilty pleasure too and Rap as well but all of us listens to rap in the van so yeah.
Ivan: What is your favorite Rap artist?
CJ: I got Biggie tatted on my leg so it would be Biggie and Immortal Technique. I love Biggie he talks about real shit and he is one of the two big rappers to me.
Ivan: Yeah I totally agree like I’m kind of in to 2Pac, Eminem and a little bit of Biggie.
CJ: I love Eminem that too!
Ivan: Eminem is a really cool guy like compared to most rappers like Eminem talks about a lot of real stuff rather than talking about partying, sex, and all that.
CJ: Yeah bitches, drugs, and guns. That’s why I listen to Immortal Technique man he doesn’t talk about any of that s**t he talks about politics and how people are treated in South America and Central America, and government conspiracy. Just talks about real stuff rather than like doing coke, f***ing big ass booty bitches, shoot guns, and aye cash money! Like we don’t want to f**k our chicks and shoot guns and get cash. There’s real shit going on and there are some rappers that talk about all of that.
Ivan: I’m really glad that there are still some rap going on here with positive stuff and doesn’t talk about or focuses on the negatives only or all the s**t that we just hear all the time just something that is just real. That’s what I really like about it. Anyways what is your favorite place to play in the U.S. besides Texas and Florida?
CJ: Hmm… Awww dude there’s too many to be honest. But if I had to choose I would say New York.
Lee: Denver
CJ: Yeah Denver Colorado anywhere in LA, San Fran, San Diego.
Lee: Texas again.
CJ: Texas always Texas and surprisingly Detroit. Detroit is one of my favorite places to play and I think mainly because like where umm… I feel like its funny enough like crippled as Detroit is economically and socially like sure we came from many rough places in Sydney so it’s like we come from s**t you know what I mean? So it’s like we know how people feel when they try and get by with having nothing and you know coming from like a bad area we know how that feels. So I guess it’s half a reason why we like Detroit because it’s like we are from the ghetto I guess.
Lee: Totally
CJ: Yeah totally and we have a lot of room to store friendships in Detroit and have friends to come out to every show that we play there.
Ivan: That’s awesome
CJ: Yeah
Lee: Next days are always far.
Ivan: It’s like one of those days where you just don’t want to get up like for the next show but it’s like you have to.
CJ: That is like every night right there. Like driving so much on this tour this is like the s****iest tour we’ve ever done. As far as driving, everything else about it is rad as f**k but the routing for this tour is costing us thousands of dollars that we shouldn’t have to be paid for.
Ivan: I feel like it’s like one of those things where you would have to take a risk.
CJ: You know you always take a risk when it comes to touring man like every musician that goes on tour risks their lives like you’re on the f***ing road for 8-10 hours a day so you know? Car crashes all sorts of s**t happens like people don’t think of it people that aren’t in bands but now got in bands that want to make it big that it’s all f***ing you know cash, booze, groopies, and stuff like that and it’s not like that. You know 95% on bands’ profit on touring goes to the tour and works their f***ing asses off to live with some of the money and they risk their lives and they risk their friendships and relationships back home. Its f***ing tough but you know it takes a real special man to do what we do I think so yeah.
Ivan: Is that how you guys make yourselves unique like keeping all of the friendships and the relationships like all together handling the pressure every time you go out on tour?
CJ: It’s always been fine with us but you know? One day I’ll be in a s**t mood and be f***ing pissed off at the world then somebody else be a mixed mood. But it’s just we don’t give a f**k about anything so anything we care about is actually playing music and like writing music. The rest of it we would like to throw something like a Nerf football or kicking a soccer ball, saying jokes, and put good s**t on ourselves or each other. We just keep it pretty light hearted we are pretty easy going dudes. So you know if you put too much in anything stop stressing so we don’t think too much just get blazed and drunk and get f***ed you know?
Ivan: Yeah yeah I’m glad you guys are keeping it strong dude! Like it’s really hard out there from what I’ve heard. I heard stories on being on tour, losing friendships, breaking up with their girlfriends or their boyfriends because they can’t handle the distance.
CJ: Yeah it’s tough, I think its fine we haven’t came across to any problems yet but any problem that we usually have is like past members that are all dick heads.
Ivan: Yeah I feel it on that one.
CJ: You have anything to say Lee?
Ivan: Yeah you’re being quiet.
Lee: I had a little bit of a drink problem
CJ: Yeah Lee has a drinking problem that’s why he’s quiet because he’s not drunk.
Lee: Yeah but wait, actually I had a beer this morning.
CJ: But you’re not drunk haha!
Lee: I gotta do something about that.
Ivan: What is the most embarrassing thing you guys have ever done to yourselves or to each other? Either on stage or off stage.
Lee: We got a lot.
CJ: Yeah dude that’s a lot to think about.
Lee: Just the fair amount of s**t we’ve done.
CJ: You played a show naked once remember?
Lee: Yeah I played a show naked once, probably gonna try and get drunk and do that again tonight hopefully.
CJ: Yeah there are so many stories it’s like I don’t want to say one because I’m gonna think of another one that is a hundred times better. But so much s**t every night we do something stupid but like I said before we don’t give a s**t anyway if you think we are stupid then okay yeah cool you’re a dick head. You want to fight about it no? Cool let’s keep playing soccer you know what I mean?
Ivan: Yeah I know what you mean.
CJ: Who gives a f**k it’s all just a big joke at the end of the day we all just want to have fun unless you are a pretentious asshole or to like care too much about s**t that they shouldn’t care about.
Ivan: Like it’s all about having fun you know? This is what like the whole tour and music is about but not like in the industry business wise but like music in general like playing with your friends and stuff like that.
CJ: That’s the whole reason why we all started playing music in the first place. Like a lot of kids out there if you’d like to get signed and your life is going to change in a record label and the label is gonna give you so much money, don’t join a band the music industry is f***ing rough and be in a band because you f***ing love playing music. That should be the only reason why you should do it but yeah. The music industry is f***ing tough man it’s not what you think it is and umm yeah a lot of people who have worked with us are cool. Our new record label that we have and can see America being ruled by us and let us do what we want and have nothing to stop us with. I really like it in that aspect that we have a solid label by our side right now.
Ivan: That’s really good! And that is for all of the local bands out there listen to CJ.
CJ: Exactly!
Ivan: Listen to CJ he has some words of wisdom right there. Anyways what are your favorite bands to play with that they have gone on tour or played a festival with?
CJ: My favorite all time band I’ve ever toured with is The Dillinger Escape Plan they are some of my best friends and ridiculous musicians, amazing people, their crew, and everything definitely.
Lee: Fit For An Autopsy.
CJ: Fit For An Autopsy as well from like America, Modern Default from England, and Cubacan from Texas and that’s about it.
Ivan: So do you guys got any plans after this tour?
CJ: Yeah world domination haha, we are pretty much doing this tour to see where are fans are, we come back in the summer. We are gonna do Europe in Summer June and July, we come back here July and August for a week festival tour. And then next year whenever we do the new record to come out we’ll do an album tour worldwide and take over everything and just crush everything in our path pretty much. So the idea is to be the biggest Metal band in the planet that’s our goal but you know if we get there we get there if we don’t then we better get there in time but yeah we work hard on what we do, we wanna be the best, and so we keep working hard and hopefully it pays off.
Ivan: That’s good man like I wish you guys the best of luck throughout your tour, throughout everything. Well that’s about it anything you like to say to the fans?
CJ: Yeah well check out Fit For An Autopsy & Modern Default  check out those bands out and support your local music check your friend’s bands out.
Lee: Go to shows and buy CD’s
Ivan: Yes exactly!
CJ: Buy music don’t fucking rip it but yeah other than that do music because you want to don’t do it if you want to f**k chicks and get signed.
Ivan: Or think you can get money out of it.
CJ: Yeah dude there’s no money to it you know? That’s for sure I can tell you that.
Ivan: Alright CJ and Lee thank you so much! I wish you guys good luck!
CJ: Enjoy the show!

New Destuction video interview.

Destruction interview with Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer 04/01/14 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California also on the bill were Krisiun, Hemotoxin & Exmortus
Destruction are a German thrash metal band. They are considered one of the “three kings” of the Teutonic thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator and Sodom. All three of these bands are often credited with helping pioneer black metal by containing several elements of what was to become the genre. Destruction were originally named Knight of Demon, but changed their name in 1984. For most of the 1990s, Destruction were not signed to a major record label and were forced to self-produce their albums until they signed a contract with Nuclear Blast in the 2000s.
A European tour with Overkill was scheduled for March 2011. Headlining dates in South America and North America were being planned for April and May.

The band’s latest album, Spiritual Genocide, was released in November 23, 2012

New videos of Destruction & interview live in San Francisco


Destruction interview with Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer 04/01/14 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California also on the bill were Krisiun, Hemotoxin & Exmortu

Destruction perform “Bestial Invasion” 04/01/14 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California also on the bill were Exmortus, Krisiun & Hemotoxin.
Destruction are a German thrash metal band. They are considered one of the “three kings” of the Teutonic thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator and Sodom. All three of these bands are often credited with helping pioneer black metal by containing several elements of what was to become the genre. Destruction were originally named Knight of Demon, but changed their name in 1984. For most of the 1990s, Destruction were not signed to a major record label and were forced to self-produce their albums until they signed a contract with Nuclear Blast in the 2000s.
A European tour with Overkill was scheduled for March 2011. Headlining dates in South America and North America were being planned for April and May.

The band’s latest album, Spiritual Genocide, was released in November 23, 2012

Interview with Jesse Ketive of Emmure

Jimbo Patton of Capital Chaos TV and vocalist of Central Valley Death Metal maniacs Incisus sat down with Jesse Ketive lead axeman of Emmure on their recent Oakland, California appearance with Volumes, Sworn In, Gideon & Thy Art Is Murder.



Jimbo: Alright, What’s up guys? I’m Jimbo from Capital Chaos TV, and I’m here with Jesse from Emmure, how’s it going today man?

Jesse: It’s going good man, doing good, just hanging out here at the venue (Oakland Metro Operahouse) just bullshitting. The guys are doing a little workout outside, feeling a little under the weather so I’m just hanging out right now. Taking it easy.

Jimbo: Sounds good, so have you guys played here before?

Jesse: We were here definitely one other, maybe two times, but I’m gonna definitely say one time. I remember we pulled up, I remember the supermarket place, or the tool place across the street, I remember some key things. I had some friends hit me up, so I was like now I remember.

Jimbo: Awesome, so it brings back memories

Jesse: Yeah it was a good show, I remember seeing a good sized place. I wish all medium sized venues were like this. Some are layed out like to the left, and it’s weird and makes things awkward, but this is great.

Jimbo: Yeah it’s a really cool place, it’s my first time being here, so it’s really nice to be able to catch a show here.

Jesse: Yeah I’m pretty stoked on it.

Jimbo: Definitely, So how’s the tour going for you guys so far?

Jesse: Umm, it’s been great, it’s been like 90%/85% selling out al the shows. A lot of like B market C market smaller places, little places on the map, but there’s enough people that want to come see all the bands you know, it’s a great line up, it’s a slamming deal so tour’s been going really good. We got like maybe more than a week left, or 10 days, maybe 11, maybe I’m counting too fast

Jimbo: Nice, any particular dates you’re looking forward to, or any that you just played that stood out as really good show?

Jesse: Denver was, but Denver is always amazing we play there a lot. But Denver this time was over the top, it was like a sporting event. It was crazy. California is always really good ever since we’ve been coming here since like 2006 or 7, ’06 was our first tour, so ever since then it’s been love and love and love, so the whole West Coast is a good time, so these next few shows, you know Arizona, California, the whole West side, I’m excited for that too.

Jimbo: So any word on the new album coming out, it’s coming out here pretty soon right?

Jesse: Yes, next month April 15th, so less than 3 weeks out. We got two or three songs out there that they released you know on iTunes that we got on the internet, and we’ve had a really good response, really excited. My personal opinion is that those songs are awesome and nothing can compare to that. The rest of the album is 15 songs, it’s so much, I’m really pumped on that, good stuff.

Jimbo: Nice, I’m really looking forward to hearing that. You playing a bunch of the newer stuff here tonight?

Jesse: Uhh, we do one song “Nemesis”.

Jimbo: Oh the one you guys had released right?

Jesse: Yeah, we do it on tour, the response has been great, it’s exciting, it’s good to know that people are still excited. With six full-length albums, you never know what to expect.

Jimbo: Yeah, it definitely looks like it’s going to be awesome though, I heard Nemesis it was good, so it looks good so far.

Jesse: Thank you.

Jimbo: No problem, so any particular songs that you guys just really like to play live , or any songs that seem to stand out in your mind?

Jesse: It’s weird, I think Children Of Cybertron is my favorite because when we first wrote it and put it out we rolled the dice thinking, “Alright, it’s pretty heavy, let’s see”, and people loved it, people still love it. Then usually at this point, not to give it away even though you can find it right on youtube, but you know at this point in our career we play that towards the end of our set. So at that point we’re sweaty, drunk, whatever, and it’s like exciting, it brings you back and you’re just bouncing around. It’s definitely one of the most fun to play live at this point.

Jimbo: That’s awesome. So I saw you guys have an upcoming tour through Canada with Upon A Burning Body I believe?

Jesse: Oh yeah the mini one.

Jimbo: Yeah I think it was four or five dates, have you guys played in Canada before?

Jesse: Oh yeah, we’ve been to Canada so many times. Canada is like a home base number two because it’s so close to home, yet so far you know. It’s a six hour or eight hour drive to the border. In Montreal we recording our EP, our first EP. We have just done a lot of Canada dates, we have a nice fan base there. Toronto, Montreal, all the surrounding places, you know the whole belt that’s going up there from Buffalo, pretty much we’ve played since 2006-7 you know. It’s gonna be a lot of fun, those guys are really cool too.

Jimbo: Oh yeah, Upon a Burning Body those are some sick guys, those are definitely going to be some sick shows. Are there any particular bands you really like to tour with, or that you’re really good friends with or anything?

Jesse: Oh man it’s tough because you with homies I like to walk up see what the guys are doing, and I’m always the dude like ya come on let’s smoke it. You know when we’re together everyone just hangs, but there’s so many bands that I’ve made friends with in the past, I would feel bad to start naming some, and leave some out by accident. But so many homies I have, anyone we’ve toured with I mean. We have so many friends on tour, so many times, dudes like After The Burial, and Suicide Silence, just so many bands I can’t even begin. We’ve toured with them you know  3,4,5,6,7,8 times.

Jimbo: It kinda becomes like a family right?

Jesse: Yeah, so for all my homie’s out there.

Jimbo: Anyone you want to give shout out to, or anything you want to say to any up and coming bands out there or anything?

Jesse: I mean yeah, shout out to the fans, all the people that will watch this, and um leave positive and/or negative comments. I think I spoke pretty well, he spoke pretty well, so hopefully all positive comments. And everyone that’s been coming out to The Mosh Lives Tour, everyone that’s gonna come see us in Europe this summer, all the festivals. Anything else in the future for us, we really are happy to be doing this for 10-11 years now. The fans keeping it going when we’re at our lowest and want to go home and want to see our family after weeks straight of touring, we get to go home for four days, then back on tour. It’s those people that come out to those shows, that let us know you know what that was a sick show. You know thank you to our family and friends, and definitely fans.

Jimbo: Well we’ll wrap this up here, definitely looking forward to seeing your guys set, and hope everyone goes out and picks up “Eternal Enemies”.

Jesse: Yeah sweet this was fun thank you so much.

Jimbo: No problem, thank you

Jesse: Thank you so much

Emmure keep it simple and straight-forward, but this coupled with vocalist Frankie Palmeri’s brutal openness and honesty connects to people on a level that few others can. Everyone has demons and dark sides to their lives, but this group shows that everyone deals with these types of issues and that there are productive ways to let it all out. Emmure have gained the loyalty of the metal community and legions of rabid fans, but make no mistake if you disrespect them you will be left sleeping with the fishes.

Wintersun interview and Oakland live footage

First time interviewer Jacob Grant chats with Jukka Koskinen of Wintersun @ Oakland Metro – Oakland, California
Wintersun is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland and was originally created by guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, songwriter and vocalist Jari Mäenpää as a side project to folk metal band Ensiferum, for whom he was lead singer and guitarist. In 2003, Mäenpää began pulling together songs that he had been working on since 1995. These songs followed specific themes described by Mäenpää as majestic, “spacy”, and melodic. Wintersun is known for epic harmonies, fast tempos and both harsh and clean vocals. While Mäenpää planned to perform and record each instrument for the first album himself, he still required a drummer. He sent demos to Kai Hahto, former member of Rotten Sound, who agreed to perform the drums.

On 16 March 2012, Wintersun announced via their official homepage that they would headline the Heidenfest Tour in October 2012. The band also stated that the mixing of their new album, Time, was going well and that a release was planned for late summer of the same year; they also stated that Time would be split in two albums. On 18 July 2012, Wintersun announced on their official homepage that part I of “Time” would be released on 12 October 2012; however, “Time I” was actually released on 19 October 2012. In support of the new album, Wintersun embarked on their first tour of North America, supporting Eluveitie along with Varg, starting in late November.

Mixing for Time II began in early 2013. The band stated the album “will continue where ‘Time I’ left [off]” and will include seven guitar solos. The album is expected to be released in early 2014  In August 2013, Wintersun embarked on a second North American tour. Support was provided by fellow Nuclear Blast artists Fleshgod ApocalypseArsis, and Starkill, with Wintersun headlining.

New Týr video interview and San Francisco live footage.

Todd Owes chats with Gunnar H. Thomsen and Terji Skibenæs of Týr @ The Fillmore – San Francisco, California 02/28/14 also on the bill were Children Of Bodom & Death Angel

Týr (locally: [tʰʊɪːɹ]) is a Faroese folk metal band. Their subject matter revolves almost entirely around Viking lore, mythology, and history,  taking their name from the Norse god of law and justice. They signed a worldwide deal with Austria’s Napalm Records in early 2006, while signed to the Faroese record label Tutl. In September of 2012, they signed a three album deal with Metal Blade Records.

Týr announced on 12 May 2013 via their official website as well as their Facebook, Twitter and Myspace pages that they had parted ways with long-time drummer Kári Streymoy, owing to the back injury he had received in 2008 which had affected his drumming. On May 15, 2013, they announced that renowned metal drummer George Kollias will record drums for their seventh album Valkyrja. Amon Djurhuus enters temporarly in the band, once again, for the tour with Finntroll between September and October 2013.


In-depth interview with The Ocean Collective guitarist Rob Staps

The Ocean is a German progressive metal band that began in 2000 and built a reputation on the strength of their creative experimentation on early albums like Fluxion, Aeolian and Precambrian.

Subsequently, they recorded a massive double concept album, released in two parts as Heliocentric andAnthropocentric in 2010.

Now, led by guitarist and mastermind Robin Staps, they are taking their musicianship to a new depth — literally — with Pelagial, a concept album based on a journey to the murkiest depths of the sea.

Andrew Manganiello chats with Robin Staps of The Ocean 03/07/14 @ Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, California also on the bill were Scale The Summit, The Atlas Moth & Silver Snakes

Check out The Ocean Collective online @

Tour dates.

03/05 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
03/06 Portland, OR – Branx
03/07 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Lyric
03/09 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
03/10 Tempe, AZ – Yucca Taproom
03/11 El Paso, TX – The Spot
03/12 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/13 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/14 Grand Prairie, TX – QuickTrip Ball Park
03/15 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
03/16 Metairie, LA – Cypress
03/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
03/18 Pembroke Pines, FL – The Talent Farm
03/19 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
03/21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/22 Louisville, KY – The Diamond Pub
03/23 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
03/24 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room @ Crofoot
03/25 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
03/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
03/27 Washington, DC – DC9
03/28 Philly, PA – tba
03/29 New York, NY – The Studio At Webster Hall
03/30 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair