Dirtnap Records returns to our favorite regional talent pool (TEXAS!) to unleash this limited edition split 10″ (only the 2nd in Dirtnap history) released to commemorate Something Fierce and Occult Detective Club’s joint 2012 tour!
Something Fierce (Houston, TX), one of the leading lights on the label’s current roster, return with their 3rd release for Dirtnap. 3 more catchy, addictive, well-written, well-played mid-tempo punk/pop jams. If there is one thing you can count on with Something Fierce, it’s that they don’t make the same record twice. And while the songs here are not a million miles removed from last year’s Don’t Be So Cruel LP (which got praise from the likes of NPR, AMP, NPR, Dusted, PopMatters, Punknews and more, btw), it would seem like they are moving away from some of their more obvious 77-79 era punk influences, and rapidly adopting a more distinctive songwriting style.
Occult Detective Club (Denton, TX) started as a one man recording project, and has morphed into a full band lineup, with past and present members of Maaster Gaiden, ANS, Stymie, and lots more. We’re borrowing them from Alive/Bomp Records (who put out their stunning Crimes LP a couple of years ago) for this release, but they fit right in on our roster as well, and are a prime example of “that Denton sound” circa 2012. Fast, choppy, nervous riffs. Super catchy, short-but-well-thought-out-songs with good lyrics.
This record is a one time only pressing of 1000 and comes with a download card. Look for an all-new Something Fierce LP on Dirtnap in 2013!
Listen: “Warlords of Information” MP3
Something Fierce and Occult Detective Club on tour!
Aug 26 – Houston, TX @ Mango’s Cafe
Aug 27 – Austin, TX @ 29th St. Ballroom
Aug 28 – Las Cruces, NM @ Trainyard
Aug 29 – Tucson, AZ @ The District Tavern
Aug 30 – Tempe, AZ @ Meat Market Garment Factory
Aug 31 – San Diego, CA @ Awesome Fest
Sep 1 – San Diego, CA @ Awesome Fest
Sep 2 – San Diego, CA @ Awesome Fest
Sep 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Redwood Bar & Grill
Sep 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Sep 5 – Oakland, CA @ Good Bellies
Sep 6 – Sacramento, CA @ Javalounge
Sep 7 – Portland, OR @ The Know
Sep 8 – Seattle, WA @ TBA
Sep 9 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ The Zoo Zhop
Sep 10 – Boise, ID @ Liquid Lounge
Sep 11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
Sep 12 – Denver, CO @ Old Curtis Street
Sep 13 – Oklahoma City, OK @ TBA
Sep 14 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
Sep 15 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves