Fresh off a week of shows with Strung Out – as well as an 18-day tour of the East Coast in September – LA ARMADA will embark on an three-week tour of the West Coast beginning next Tuesday in its hometown of Chicago, IL. The band is supporting its latest SELF-TITLED full-length, which was issued earlier this year on 12″ vinyl and digital formats by Memphis-based punk label, Fat Sandwich Records (twothirtyeight, Pezz, The Fourth Estate).
The first pressing of said LP has sold out, but Fat Sandwich has partnered with Encapsulated Records (Bent Left, Direct Hit, Hold Tight) for a second pressing of the 12-inch. The two labels have launched pre-orders for the record here and here.
Limited to 500, Fat Sandwich will have the exclusive on 100 copies on clear red vinyl while Encapsulated will have 100 on clear green vinyl. The remaining 12-inches will be pressed on opaque yellow. All LP packages will include a silk-screened poster, bilingual lyric sheet, mp3 download card and a button. You can expect pre-orders to ship during the 2nd week of November.
During the early part of its career, La Armada established itself as one of the most influential punk bands in its native Dominican Republic, releasing two albums and playing countless shows. The outfit relocated to Chicago in 2007, immersing itself in the city’s infamous music scene, not to mention distinct sub-genres such as grindcore, powerviolence, crust-punk and traditional hardcore and metal. These new influences, fused with the quintet’s native tendencies towards intricate percussion present in Latin music, evolved into its first proper release: an 11-song Self-Titled album delivering crushing bursts of what the band has affectionately coined “Latino Hardcore Fury.” Successfully embodying he brutality and energy that bleeds out of La Armada’s live shows night after night, the record will cause you to raise both eyebrows and fists with its aggressive riffs, intricate song structures, piercing vocals and driving rhythm section.
As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, drop me a line here. Stay tuned for more news about future tours and recordings from La Armada, and be sure to follow the band on Facebook for daily updates.
WEST COAST TOUR
NOV 06 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge w/ Propagandhi
NOV 07 – Carbondale, IL @ Pk’s Bar
NOV 08 – Memphis, TN @ 1372 Overton Park
NOV 09 – New Orleans, LA @ Dragons Den
NOV 10 – Houston, TX @ House of Creep’s Creeperfest 2012
NOV 11 – San Antonio, TX @ Fall Fall Fall Fest
NOV 12 – Austin, TX @ The Grand Social Club
NOV 13 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Gasworks
NOV 14 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Taala Hooghan Infoshop Collective
NOV 15 – Fullerton CA @ The Slidebar W/ Death by Stereo
NOV 16 – San Diego, CA @ Shakedown Bar
NOV 17 – Los Angeles CA @ TBA
NOV 18 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
NOV 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Down And Out
NOV 20 – Ventura, CA @ Billy O’s
NOV 21 – Goleta, CA @ The Hard To Find w/ Vitamin X
NOV 23 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Opera House
NOV 24 – Reno, NV @ Shea’s Tavern
NOV 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
NOV 26 – Grand Junction, CO @ House Show
NOV 27 – Denver CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
NOV 28 – Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Music Collective
NOV 29 – Omaha NE @ The Sandbox