CABLE, who recently signed with THE END RECORDS, reported back from the studio yesterday via Lambgoat.com. “Well, we’ve done it. Made THE Cable album,” reports vocalist Peter Farris. “Right now none of us care what anyone thinks. We’ve made the record we’ve always wanted to make and it’s beyond satisfying.” The whole report, complete with photos from the studio, is available at Lambgoat.com. The album, entitled ‘The Failed Convict,’ will be released later in 2009 via THE END RECORDS.
Why CABLE is not a household nameâ€”at least in households familiar with Unsane and Quicksandâ€”is a mystery that may never be solved. The veteran noisy rockers worked the scene for a dozen years, releasing records on labels such as Hydra Head, Translation Loss, Doghouse and touring alongside bands like Isis and 5ive, before calling it quits in 2006.
â€œSo many bands were blowing up playing music that was similar to ours but we always seemed to stay in the same rut. It was mostly our own fault, really, but we also felt that it was at least partly because we never compromised our vision to suit a new â€˜hot soundâ€™ or played what was big at the time,â€ explains drummer Vic Szalaj. â€œWe came to refine that â€˜Cable Sound,â€™ as many called it, but it never seemed to get us anywhere and I guess we felt jaded, abused and tired of the same old shit and we just stopped playing.â€
A band as tenacious and as CABLE doesnâ€™t just disappear in a flash, though. â€œAfter over a year off, we were getting anxious to play again,â€ says Szalaj. â€œWe have such cool, enthusiastic family, friends and fans that gave us the energy we needed to get going again, so in early 2008 we began writing new material.â€
Family and friends may have been one catalyst in the renuion, but the band certainly has their own personal motives as well. â€œWe just NEED to do this band to keep ourselves straight, sort of like a junkie needs his shit to stay straight,â€ explains Szalaj. â€œSame idea, different drug.â€
With founding guitarist Bernie Romanowski, who had left the band in 2004, again at their side, Szalajâ€”along with vocalist/bassist Randy Larsen, guitarist Chris Fischkelta, and vocalist Pete Farrisâ€”hit the road in 2008 for two brief â€˜Three Nights Of Noiseâ€™ runs. â€œWe had an absolute blast. Seeing so many old faces in every city and along with so many new young onesâ€”some even who were probably in kindergarten when we released our first demoâ€”was a phenomenal experience. â€˜This is why we did this in the first place,â€™ we thought. Everything was coming full circle.â€
The newly-invigorated band recently inked a deal with THE END RECORDS and has just finished recording their forthcoming LP at Studio G in Brooklyn with Joel Hamilton (Unsane, Tom Waits, Book of Knots). The record, entitled ‘The Failed Convict,’ is creeping over the 40-minute markâ€”a milestone for CABLEâ€”and the artwork will be hand drawn by Aaron Horkey (Pelican, Mogwai). â€œThis is the most intensive album we have ever done,â€ says Szalaj. â€œWe have been writing it for almost a year, which is the most work and dedication we have ever put forth for a record and, it may sound clichÃ©, but personally we all feel it is the strongest Cable material to date. We are confident that Joel will help us rise above our previous work and make this THE FUCKING CABLE ALBUM!â€
Vic Szalaj â€“ drums
Randy Larsen â€“ bass, vocals
Chris Fischkelta â€“ guitar
Bernie Romanowski â€“ guitar
Pete Farris â€“ vocals
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