MUTOID MAN Confirms March West Coast Tour Dates

Following the unforeseen release of their debut LP, Helium Head, in late in 2013, MUTOID MAN instantly spread through the rock/indie/hardcore underground like a musical pandemic, infecting everyone in its path.


Following only three sporadic live performances in Brooklyn to date, MUTOID MAN now declare newly confirmed arrangements to attack the West Coast in the coming weeks. A six-city run between March 7th and 14th is now locked, bringing the trio to San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Tempe on their way down to Austin to raid SXSW. Their prime objective in the land of brisket: invade MetalSucks’ fourth annual South by South Death SXSW official showcase on March 14th, the rest of the bill including Animals as Leaders, After the Burial, Ringworm, Iron Reagan, Whores and East of the Wall.


MUTOID MAN Tour Dates:

3/07/2014 Sub-Mission Art Space – San Francisco, CA

3/08/2014 Che Cafe – San Diego, CA

3/09/2014 Vacation Vinyl – Los Angeles, CA (in-store, space limited)

3/10/2014 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

3/11/2014 Yucca Taproom – Tempe, AZ

3/14/2014 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX (MetalSucks Official SXSW Showcase)


MUTOID MAN is the lumbering rock juggernaut which embodies guitarist/vocalist Stephen Brodsky of Cave In, drummer Ben Koller of Converge and Saint Vitus Bar soundman Nick Cageao on bass, and the contagious battery of sonic decimation the unit delivers is nothing short of face-displacing. The energy these guysnaturally create when they jam-out is almost unspeakable. A jacked-up album firing on all cylinders as well as a few nitro tanks and rocket boosters opened to the max, Helium Head is like classic rock on bath salts and a case of energy bars, resonating with an awesome tone created by the band moving into a Brooklyn warehouse for nearly an entire year attaining the properly foundation-crumbling amplification. Helium Head was mixed by Andrew Schneider, mastered by Alan Douches and features cover art by Santos Illustration, and released on CD/LP/digital by Magic Bullet Records in November.


Stream/order Helium Head HERE, and stay tuned for more transmissions as MUTOID MANannounces the next phase of tour warfare.


“Whatever demons have invaded these two men clearly aren’t the kind that are easily exorcised, but the pair does its best, making Helium Head one of the most blistering yet complex records of the year.” – Alarm Magazine


“Simply put, this is a tenacious unapologetic ripper of a record. The six tracks and lone cover included here are an adrenalized collection of Cave In’s careening prog heft coupled with Converge’s relentless drive. With no song crossing the three minute mark, nearly all tracks double as shots of aural adrenaline delivered right through the sternum. 4.5/5” – The PRP


“Mutoid Man plays superheavy stoner pop, and these songs are jam-packed with sugary melodies that sit on top of atomic-bomb-heavy guitars and are propelled by Koller’s signature dexterous, over-the-top drum kit pummeling.” – The Chicago Reader


“The songs stand as a testament to the members’ facility with such compositional tools; an intimate familiarity bred by decades’ worth of immersion, a level of exposure that allows them to turn what could easily become pretentious and showy into a singular whole, equally accesible and experimental, conceptually developed and frantic.” – RVA Mag


“…quickfire bursts of hardcore-driven, psychedelic pop metal that somehow manages to combine unrelenting heaviness with pop hooks and a good dose of prog-rock madness thrown in for good measure.” – Echoes And Dust


John Cale Kicks Off West Coast Tour With Cass McCombs This Week

John Cale kicks off his West Coast tour with Cass McCombs tomorrow in support of his new album, Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood (out now on Double Six Records). This week marks the first time in over half a decade that Cale has played some of these western cities. With McCombs in tow, the two are sure to offer a pan-generational demonstration of tireless and timeless songwriting. As a teaser of this iconic pairing, both artists are sharing new tracks today. “Hatred” by John Cale was previously only available as a bonus 7″ that came with the deluxe edition of Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood. “Empty Promises” by Cass McCombs, premiered by Pitchfork today, is the b-side of the Bradley Manning 7″ released earlier this year. You can stream both below.

John Cale Tour Dates:
Tue. Dec. 4 – Portland OR @ Mission Theater w/ Cass McCombs
Thu. Dec. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox w/ Cass McCombs
Sun. Dec. 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom w/ Cass McCombs
Tue. Dec. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey w/ Cass McCombs
Wed. Jan. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [Life Along The Borderline: A Tribute to Nico]
Fri. Jan. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]
Sat. Jan. 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]

In January, as part of the three-night Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, John Cale will perform two very special productions. On January 16, he celebrates the legacy of Velvet Underground vocalist Nico – entitled Life Along The Borderline – performing with special guests Nick Franglen (Lemon Jelly, Blacksand), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Joan as Police Woman, Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Gutter Twins), Magnetic Fields, Meshell Ndegeocello, Peaches, Sharon Van Etten and previously unannounced, Yeasayer. On January 18 and 19, Cale will perform his 1973 landmark album, Paris 1919, in its entirety with his band and the 20-piece Wordless Music Orchestra, followed by music from Cale’s repertoire, including Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood.