Irish Rock Band THE ANSWER To Perform At NYC’s Union Square Virgin Megastore On November 11 In Support Of Their Debut U.S. Release, The EP/DVD Never Too Late

 

More details on the Wino solo album Punctured Equilibrium have been confirmed, including the finalize tracklistings for both the CD and 2xLP +10″ version, and the incredible David D’ Andrea cover art. This extremely anticipated release from one of the undeniable gods of doom and stoner rock becomes available to the public on January 20th, 2009.
 

 
Its if our prayers have been answered! Finally, fans of underground cult guitar hero Scott “Wino” Weinrich can rejoice because Winos’ first solo album is upon us! Over the last 25 years Wino has defined heavy music and is truly the Godfather of the movement. Starting with the Obsessed, and Saint Vitus and onto his mind-blowing power trios: Spirit Caravan and The Hidden Hand his virtuosity on six strings is matched perfectly with his soulful vocals and powerful lyrics. But as us Wino freaks know he has always graciously shared the spotlight with his band members. Even though it was Wino we came to see and hear he seemed to understand the power of the chemistry of the bands he was leading.  His selflessness seems unnecessary considering his talents but it was his decision to equally share the glory. 
 
After the demise of his last group: The Hidden Hand, Wino did not rest. With new found energy he completed the writing of many new songs and decided to enlist the help of some friends to help realize his new musical vision. The idea was not to start a new power trio with a new name as before. This time it was about finding players who would help realize his songs the way he wanted them. This more “Wino”- focused direction was fleshed out with the help of 2 amazing musicians: Jean Paul Gaster (Clutch, The Bakerton Group) on drums and Jon Blank (Rezin) on bass. Punctuated Equilibrium was recorded by J. Robbins who has worked extensively  with both the Hidden Hand and Clutch in the past.  
 
The album comes with amazing original artwork by David D’ Andrea and contains extensive liner notes from Wino himself that explicitly describe the origin and concept of each track.  Here is an excerpt that I feel perfectly explains this album.  

“This is the culmination of a very old dream, one that has come true in many different ways. One of the main things I have learned is how I understand “success”. To me, it’s not all riches and glory so much as the impact on others lives. My main philosophy that guides me is that I was given a gift, a Musical gift which I use to bring happiness to others. It is also important not to overlook your own needs, but putting yourself in the other person’s shoes is to me  most important!  Punctuated Equilibrium is how my personality has been described, as told in the lyrics.
 
Punctuated Equilibrium tracklisting:

CD Version
Release Me
Punctuated Equilibrium
The Woman In The Orange Pants
Smilin Road
Eyes of The Flesh
Wild Blue Yonder
Secret Realm Devotion
Water Crane
Gods, Frauds, Neo-Cons and Demagogues
Silver Lining

LP version:
Side A
Release Me
Punctuated Equilibrium     
The Woman In The Orange Pants

Smilin Road
Eyes of The Flesh

Side B:
Wild Blue Yonder
Secret Realm Devotion
Water Crane
Gods, Frauds, Neo-Cons and Demagogues

Silver Lining
 
bonus 10″
Side A
Chest Fever
Der Gift (The Poison)
Side B
On The (Sacrificial)  Lam 
The Comet And The Moon
 
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Boris have become one of the hottest things for Japan to export to North America next to Toyotas! They’re back again, not only for the previously announced rash of arena shows with the almighty Nine Inch Nails, but also for a pile of dates through the Midwest and East Coast playing shows with Clouds, Growing and more.
 
Boris US & Canada Tour November-December
11/24/2008 The Picador – Iowa City, IA
11/25/2008 Target Center – Minneapolis, MN w/Nine Inch Nails
11/26/2008 Mid-America Center – Council Bluffs, IA w/Nine Inch Nails
11/28/2008 Triple Rock Social Club – (Minneapolis, MN w/Clouds, Zebulon Pike
11/29/2008 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/Clouds
11/30/2008 The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI w/Clouds
12/01/2008 Soundlab – Buffalo, NY w/Clouds
12/03/2008 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY w/Growing, Clouds
12/04/2008 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/Growing, Clouds
12/05/2008 Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT w/Growing, Clouds
12/06/2008 The Livingroom – Providence, RI w/Growing, Clouds
 

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