Cattle Drums (Oneonta, NY) are heading out for a short Winter tour in support of the band’s debut, The Boy Kisser Sessions + 3, on Tiny Engines (Restorations, Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico).
The Boy Kisser Sessions + 3 is an eight song collection that puts together the original debut of the band with three newer tracks that were recorded near the end of 2010. The EP was digitally released in February 2011 on Tiny Engines and can be downloaded for FREE. Of course you can still download via iTunes as well.
The band recorded new demos in late 2011 that you can listen to here. After this short tour, Cattle Drums will head back into the studio to continue writing/recording for their debut LP which will see a 2012 release.
Remember when indie music was wild and unpredictable? Remember when bands were hard to pigeonhole into neat little sub-genres? Well, Cattle Drums will remind you if you have forgotten. Hailing from upstate NY, you might shrug your shoulders at a band named Cattle Drums but you would be remiss by doing so. Mixing post-punk, emo/hardcore, shards of math rock and even traces of dark Americana, Cattle Drums distinguish themselves as purveyors of a sound not yet recognizable to our pampered, innocent ears. Lyrically ambiguous and instrumentally ambitious with harsh, aggressive tones, Cattle Drums truly are a wild awakening for the senses. These songs truly defy classification and open the listener up to create their own unique interpretation of the Cattle Drums sound. Need a shock to the system to break you from the mundane of the daily grind? Delve into the madness of the Cattle Drums experience and witness a band operating only by their keen sense of artistic expression. Eccentric and chaotic yet always melodic and intoxicating, Cattle Drums are kicking up dust and noise unlike anybody else right now. Just imagine what is yet to come.
The Cattle Drums Winter Tour begins this week.
JAN 04 – Binghamton, NY @ 16 Walnut
JAN 05 – Goshen, NY @ The Hive
JAN 06 – Allentown, PA @ Secret Art Space
JAN 07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Don Pedro’s
JAN 08 – New Paltz, NY @ Snug’s
JAN 09 – @ TBA
JAN 10 – Providence, RI @ AA220
JAN 11 – Portland, ME @ Slainte Wine Bar
JAN 12 – Burlington, VT @ Buffalo Bill’s Basement
JAN 13 – Troy, NY @ 51 3rd – Old Troy Bike Rescue