Epitaph Records label mates Plague Vendor & The Garden will be coming to Pittsburgh to co-headline Cattivo on Thursday, June 16. Kim and the Created will open.
If you caught Plague Vendor on Warped Tour you know what a killer sound and show they have! Don’t miss this intimate show…
Whitter, CA band Plague Vendor just released their sophomore album BLOODSWEAT on March 25 via Epitaph Records. Bloodsweat solidifies them as the purveyors of dark post-punk in the current scene. The band has taken their unique blend of bluesy dance-fueled rock on the road, heavily road testing every song on their new album before bringing them into the studio. Like their debut, Free to Eat, Plague Vendor aimed to capture each track in as few takes as possible, avoiding many overdubs and embracing the same minimal production they bring to their live performances. ‘BLOODSWEAT‘ invokes its own name as it unfurls, edged with a sense of danger and vulnerability. Watch the band perform “Jezebel” on Last Call with Carson Daly here.
West Coast neo-punk twins, moonlighting models and provocateurs The Garden will be performing in support of their recent release Haha (Burger/Epitaph Records – October 9). The constantly evolving duo of identical twin brothers; Wyatt (bass) and Fletcher (drums) Shears, from Orange County, CA have been conceptualizing their own style since well before the formation of the band in 2011. HaHa is the duo’s follow up to their debut LP The Life and Times of a Paperclip (2012). The duo represent a youthful punk scene in California with their DIY principles, thrift store-cum-glam fashion style and a list of pick ’n’ mix influences that stretch far beyond The Minutemen. Their minimalist two-piece bass and drums essence is dirty, raw and immediate, with a visceral live element. They strip off everything unnecessary about modern punk and get straight to the heart of it, consistently defying categorization and breaking new ground with their ‘Vada Vada*’ philosophy. Check out the music video for “All Smiles Over Here : )” off Haha here: https://youtu.be/aHFdkl7dSsM
* Vada-Vada: “an idea that represents pure creative expression that disregards all previously made genres and ideals” – Wyatt Shears