This year marks the ten year anniversary of the undeniably spine-crushing band MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT. While many have anticipated the apocalypse in 2012, MOTA has been accurately predicting and creating the soundtrack for such a disaster since 2003. There is perhaps no better way to celebrate such a milestone than by releasing a new face melting full-length record, and MOTA has never failed in that regard.
Available June 25th on Translation Loss Records – Pre-Orders Up Now
MOTA teamed up Pitchfork to premiere the first track from the band’s new album Dawning. The song entitled It Swarms can be heard HERE. Dawning is available for pre-order HERE.
In 2004 they released Time and Withering with great success and followed up with a split CD alongside another Dayton, OH based band, KENOMA. After releasing the critically acclaimed The Ties That Blind in 2006 and the beautifully devastating Quietly in 2008, the band underwent about a million member changes before releasing The Violence Beneath EP in 2010.
The current lineup consists of drummer Dave Mann, guitarists and vocalists Steve Brooks and Kevin Schindel, keyboardist and vocalist Jason Watkins, and bassist Evan Danielson. The band plans to celebrate its ‘most glorious birthday’ by releasing a psychedelic-tinged sludge-rock masterpiece. Remaining under the long time label support of Translation Loss Records, their new album Dawning bludgeons its way to the top of their long catalog of doom rock greatness. These dudes last proved their heavy-metallic weight in gold when they made it through a volcanic eruption to play the Roadburn Festival on their 2010 European tour in support of The Violence Beneath. This year these well-worn road veterans plan on bringing their incredibly loud and extremely hairy brand of post-metal to a venue near you in support of Dawning. Of course, you have to live in the northern hemisphere to get your chance to witness this rock ‘n roll spectacle.
In support of Dawning MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT will be touring this summer with Intronaut and Scale the Summit. The tour starts June 5th in Seattle, WA and runs through July 6th in Hollywood, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Check out www.mouthofthearchitect.com or www.translationloss.com for more information.
2. It Swarms
3. Sharpen Your Eyes
4. How Will This End
6. The Other Son
Dave Mann – Drums
Evan Danielson – Bass
Steve Brooks – Guitar & Vocals
Kevin Schindel – Guitar & Vocals
Jason Watkins – Keyboards &Vocals
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT on Tour with Intronaut and Scale the Summit:
6/5: Seattle, WA @ Highline
6/6: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
6/7: Calgary, AB @ Broken City
6/8: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
6/10: Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Villae Inn
6/11: St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
6/12: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
6/13: Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
6/14: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
6/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
6/17: Montreal, QC @ II Motore
6/18: Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
6/19: West Chester, PA @ The Note
6/20: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
6/21: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
6/22: Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
6/23: Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
6/24: Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
6/25: Orlando, FL @ The Social
6/26: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater
6/28: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s-Downstairs
6/29: Austin, TX @ Red 7
6/30: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
7/2: Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21
7/6: Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theater