BOYFRNDZ Premiere New Song; Announce North American Tour

Austin, TX psych/math rockers BOYFRNDZ have premiered the first single from their upcoming second album entitled Breeder.  Listen to the song “Each Others” via Noisey who describe it as “celestial spacey rock territory a la The Mars Volta” HERE.  Breeder was recorded in late 2013 at Cacophony Recorders with producer / engineer Erik Wofford (THE BLACK ANGELS, WHITE DENIM) and is set for release on vinyl and digital formats via Brutal Panda Records on April 1st.  Physical pre-orders are available HERE while digital pre-orders are available HERE.

Additionally the band has announced a month long North American Tour in support of Breeder that will start with multiple performances at SXSW starting on March 13th and hit both coasts plus Canada before wrapping up in Oklahoma City on April 20th.  A full list of dates is available below.

BOYFRNDZ formed in 2011 and have released one prior full-length and a series of EPs that quickly garnered them attention from both fans and critics.  The new record comes on the heels of their excellent Natures EP, which was produced by Ikey Owens (THE JACK WHITE BAND, THE MARS VOLTA) and released this past Spring. The video for the track ‘Moving Parts’ from that album can be seen HERE.

BOYFRNDZ Tour Dates: 

Mar 01      Austin, TX          Wonderland

Mar 12      Austin, TX      512 Bar – SXSW
Mar 13 Austin, TX Spiderhouse Ballroom – SXSW
Mar 14 Austin TX Exploding in Sound Showcase – SXSW

Mar 20      Albuquerque, NM      The Gasworks

Mar 21      Salt Lake City, UT      The Shred Shed

Mar 22      Boise, ID          Treefort Music Festival

Mar 23      Boise, ID          Treefort Music Festival

Mar 25      Seattle, WA          Chop Suey

Mar 26      Portland, OR          Holocene

Mar 27      Oakland, CA          TBA

Mar 28      San Francisco, CA      Bottom of the Hill

Mar 29      Los Angeles, CA      The Mint

Mar 30      Phoenix, AZ          Last Exit

Apr 02          Houston, TX          Warehouse Live

Apr 03          New Orleans, LA      Gasa Gasa

Apr 04          Baton Rouge, LA      Spanish Moon

Apr 05          Atlanta, GA          529

Apr 06          Greensboro, NC      House Show

Apr 09          Philadelphia, PA      Kung Fu Necktie

Apr 10          Brooklyn, NY          St. Vitus

Apr 11          New Haven, CT      Panty Haus

Apr 12          Pawtuckett, RI          Machines with Magnets

Apr 13          Montreal, QC          Bar TRH

Apr 15          Hull, QC          Le Troquet

Apr 16          Toronto, ON          Izakaya

Apr 17          Detroit, MI          PJs Lager House

Apr 18          Chicago, IL          The Beat Kitchen

Apr 19          Lawrence, KS          The Jackpot Saloon

Apr 20          Oklahoma City, OK      The Blue Note

“A uniquely soaring sound that traverses everything from Drive Like Jehu’s wiry guitars, Sigur Ros‘ ethereal beauty, early Jane’s Addiction’s outer-space hard rock and myriad others.” – Exploding In Sound
“A noisy and energetic breath of fresh air” – Sputnik Music
“Their modus operandi is a paradox that works off tension and release, exhaustion and redemption- producing songs that are satisfying but also exciting…Boyfrndz stands out amongst the rest of the crowd.”  – Prefix Magazine
“Features propulsive rhythms and atmospheric shredding …, while evoking the progressive math-core tendencies of like-minded artists Omar Rodríguez-López and Bosnian Rainbows.”– Exclaim!

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WILD THRONE To Release Debut EP

Bellingham, WA progressive rock/metal trio WILD THRONE (formerly known as Dog Shredder) emerge with Blood Maker, the debut EP under their new moniker.  A mind bending amalgamation of progressive rock, metal, jazzy syncopations and swirling melodies, Blood Maker was recorded this past Spring with legendary producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, Glassjaw, Machine Head).  The album is set for release via Brutal Panda Records on March 4th via limited edition LP and digital download.  A preview of the album’s cover art designed by Orion Landau (Red Fang, Inter Arma) in addition to LP pre-orders can be viewed HERE with digital pre-orders available HERE.  The music video for the EP’s first single, “Shadow Deserts” can be viewed HERE .  Guitarist/vocalist Josh Holland had this to say about the new material:

“Working with Ross Robinson on this new release is a huge step for us growing as a band. We went into the studio hoarding a ton of new material we had written since our last release and laid it all out in the open. He really believed in the music and helped us hone it all in and focus our energies on the best stuff for this record. We are thrilled with how it turned out and very excited to release these new songs with Brutal Panda!”

The band are fresh off a west coast run with Red Fang and Helms Alee, with additional tour dates set to be announced in the coming weeks.

exhilarating, fun [and] ferocious” – Pitchfork

spastic rock that will dazzle you while subsequently kicking your head in. ” – Verbicide Magazine

Still can’t believe these guys aren’t huge” –

“refreshing and strange and a great deal of fun to listen to” –

Imagine the aural experiments of Sonic Youth coupled with a Sabbath-style decibel beat down.” – Sputnik Music

“one of the more complex and surprising records I have heard so far this year.” – American Aftermath

Brutal Panda Records Announces 7″ Subscription Series

Brutal Panda Records is proud to announce their first ever vinyl subscription series.  The label will be releasing four split 7″s throughout the remainder of 2013, with a new 7″ being released every couple of months.  The series is kicking off with a repress of the long out of print Black Tusk / Fight Amp split featuring artwork from Baroness frontman John Baizley.  The remaining 7″s will feature brand new and exclusive tracks from:

Kowloon Walled City
Helms Alee


Ladder Devils



There will be a limit of 100 subscriptions available.  All subscribers will receive an exclusive vinyl color for each release in along with the  chance at winning a test press of one of the titles.    The subscription is currently available for purchase at this location while the Black Tusk / Fight Amp split is available for order here with the Fight Amp side streaming here.BrutalPanda_460x212

WHORES – Enter The Studio

WHORES: Enter The Studio

Atlanta, GA’s bastards of noise rock, Whores have entered the studio to record their highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Ruiner. The band is recording with Ryan Boesch (Melvins, Helmet, Tomahawk, Fu Manchu) at Parhelion Recording Studios and a late Spring / early Summer release is expected via Brutal Panda Records.  Vocalist / Guitarist Christian Lembach commented on the upcoming material:

“Ryan is a total badass, and we’re really excited to be working with him. We look forward to getting this record in peoples’ hands so we can continue to melt faces on the road!”

More details, including album title, release date and touring plans will be announced shortly.  The band’s debut Ruiner is currently available for streaming via their official Bandcamp page while a video for the song “Tell Me Something Scientific” can be viewed here.

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five songs of down home punishment.  No apologies.  Few melodies.  Just sonic Southern un-hospitality.” – Decibel Magazine

a must-have for fans of bands ranging from Eyehategod to Fight Amp.” – Metal Sucks

neo-monolithic noise rock that will essentially crush you and simultaneously pulverise your facial bones.” – Sputnik Music

Whores is that unmatched band that keeps our egos in check.” – Heavy Planet

This is an aggressive, vicious and unrelenting recording.” – Beard Rock