The Bangkok Five—-Frost (vocals), Sweeney (lead guitar), Coatez (bass), Blanco (drums), Bobby S. (guitar)Â—will be heading out on the U.S. concert trail with Bobaflex starting May 1 in New Port Richey, FL in support of their WE LOVE WHAT KILLS US sophomore album.
WE LOVE WHAT KILLS US–which was originally due out May 13–will now be released on June 10 on Long Live Crime Records (distributed by MRI/Red). The album marks the first time the band will release music in two languages: five songs in English and the same five songs in Spanish.
ItÂ’s the follow-up to the bandÂ’s 2006 debut, WHO’S GONNA TAKE US ALIVE? (Universal). The first single from that album, Â“Spread Eagle,Â” hit # 1 on several tastemaker indie rock radio stations across the country, leading to tours of Europe, Canada and the U.S. with bands such as Hot Hot Heat, The Cult, The Stooges, The Bronx, Buckcherry, (International) Noise Conspiracy and Papa Roach.
Early critical praise is starting to surface for WE LOVE WHAT KILLS US. To wit:
Â“Â…their music and lyrics on their new album have established them as one of the premier hard rock bands of the year. The albumÂ’s title track, Â“We Love What Kills UsÂ”, is pure energy. Lead singer, Frost, goes all-out with his vocals and even shows glimpses of Ian Astbury of The Cult on his vocal delivery. The lead guitar of Sweeney and the masterful drumming of Blanco only add to the assaultÂ…Whether you hear the album in English or Spanish, the energy that The Bangkok Five display is top-notch.Â”
–Jim Pasinski, Record-Journal (Meriden, CT), March 24, 2008
Â“A touch of Zodiac Mindwarp mixed with a bit of Foo Fighters is the first thing that comes to mind. Touch of sleaze, a touch of glam and a whole bunch of attitude. From the opener of title track to Â‘Outline of UsÂ’ you just get pure quality rock on hereÂ…Oh there is a touch of the Gothy attitude of HIM floating round too.Â”
–Marty Dodge, Blogcritics.org, March 22, 2008
Here are the confirmed tour dates:
DATE CITY VENUE
Thu 5/1 New Port Richey, FL Bourbon Street Night Club
Fri 5/2 Orlando, FL AKA Lounge
Sun 5/4 Marietta, GA Three Bears CafÃ©
Tue 5/6 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
Fri 5/9 Goose Creek, SC The Dive
Sat 5/10 Fayetteville, NC JesterÂ’s
Wed 5/14 Ft. Wayne, IN Legends Sports Bar
Fri 5/16 Huntington, WV Club Echo
Sat 5/17 Johnstown, PA AceÂ’s
Tue 5/20 Mokena, IL The Colosseum at the Pearl Room
Wed 5/21 Maplewood, MN The Rock
Fri 5/23 Green Bay, WI Toxic
Sat 5/24 Cedar Falls, IA The Reverb