Atlanta, GA, The Shelter, 06/04/2013
Project Pitchfork has returned to the United States. The nearly 25-year-old project teamed up yet again with the 10-year-running synthpop project Ayria along for the ride, who – like Pitchfork – is also riding on a new album release this year. The dynamic duo last toured the U.S. in 2010 and sought to expand its reach in this year’s tour, and had been going nonstop since the tour’s inception, which came to Atlanta’s industrial music center: The Shelter.
Springfield, VA, Empire, 06/02/2013
Project Pitchfork, one of the electro/industrial scene’s longest running and most revered acts, continues to make waves with a darkly expressive and gritty audio/visual style. Ayria, on another point on the electro spectrum, garners much acclaim for a ballistic blend of bubblegum pop and gothic flair, topped off by a sleek and aggressive electronics. Together, the two hit the road earlier this year for a blazing tour that demonstrated why both acts are so beloved by todays goths and rivetheads alike. Having performed at Empire in the DC area, the dynamic duo was joined by local heroes Spider Lillies, bringing an electrified twin-guitar assault of darkened melodic force. Capturing the performance was ReGen’s own Jessica Jastrzebski, visually documenting one of the year’s most enticing tours. [..]
Kenny Feinstein, front man for Portland based roots/bluegrass/punk act Water Tower, will release his tribute album to Irish alt. rock band My Bloody Valentine on September 17 through Fluff & Gravy Records. The album, titled Loveless: Hurts To Love, pays tribute to My Bloody Valentine’s second studio album Loveless, released in 1991. [..]
Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore, 04/30/2013
While many may lament the shift in Trent Reznor’s emphasis away from the harder edge and abrasive sounds of Nine Inch Nails toward the more melancholy and lush ambience of How to Destroy Angels, it can’t be denied that the act has garnered a significant amount of acclaim. Blending angelic melodies courtesy of vocalist Mariqueen Maandig (and sometimes Reznor), backed by the noisy constructions of Reznor, Atticus Ross, Rob Sheridan, and live member Alessandro Cortini, How to Destroy Angels may not be as angry as Nine Inch Nails, but is no less compelling in its artistry and musical intrigue. [..]
Philadelphia, PA, Union Transfer, 04/21/2013
Capturing the blistering metal onslaught of Chicago’s CZAR and the incendiary post-punk/industrial energy of legendary Killing Joke, this photo gallery – courtesy of Katherine Gaines of Ambient Eye Photography – showcases the bands’ performance at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA on April 21, 2013.
Arizona gothic/post-punk act Lycia has announced its newest album Quiet Moments, the first full-length original album since the 2002 release of Tripping Back into the Broken Days, for release on August 20. “This is a very personal release for me,” says Mike VanPortfleet of Lycia. [..]
Belgian label Alfa Matrix has released its complete discography of the legendary Leæther Strip’s releases through the Alfa Matrix Bandcamp. The catalog includes 13 EPs and albums from 2005 onward [..]