Giraffes Get Motivated w/New LP


Mixing Metallica, Motorhead, QOTSA and The Who.


By Blurt Staff


That thundering, crunching sound? It’s Brooklyn’s Giraffes, delivering fourth full-length Prime
. The
punk-metal outfit previously delivered the twisted riff rock of both Helping
You Help Yourself
(2002) and The Giraffes (2005), alongside the more
theatrical and evocative strains of A Gentleman Never Tells (2003). Now
the band unites the two styles on Prime


Aggressive but exuberant, abandoned but
precise, it’s the Giraffes arguably at a new peak.Lyrically, Prime Motivator – particularly the
title track – was inspired by lead singer Aaron Lazar’s multiple brushes with death in 2005 and 2008 (Lazar
has a mysterious heart condition that causes him to literally drop dead without
warning and has been outfitted with an implanted defibrillator as a
precaution). The resulting record is at turns urgent, belligerent, harrowing,
oversexed, sardonic and sly, with the band’s characteristic swagger – and
arsenal of memorable riffs – always in full effect.


The album was recorded at Rancho De La Luna studios in Joshua Tree, CA (Desert Sessions) by Dave Catching. It features
guest vocals from Jessie “The
Devil” Hughes and Melissa Auf Der Mar (Hole / Smashing Pumpkins).


About The Giraffes:


The Giraffes
were formed in 1998 in Brooklyn,
New York by founding and present
band members Damien Paris (guitar)
and Andrew Totolos (drums). The
current line-up was completed by vocalist and ringmaster Aaron Lazar who joined the band in
2000 and bassist Jens Carstensen
who was conscripted in 2007. Throughout the ten year history of The Giraffes, they have remained a
genre defying mix of punk, heavy metal, classic rock and roll, surf guitar rock
with echoes of Eastern European and Middle Eastern traditional music surfacing
in their riffs. Prolific as they are destructive, these boys from Brooklyn have already released three full-length albums
and two EPs as well as having toured with the likes of Eagles of Death Metal, Local H, The Means, The Vacation, Skeleton Key
and others.


Giraffes Tour Dates:


Oct 24 2008    10:00P

            CMJ Show @
Le Poisson Rouge       New York, New York

Oct 25 2008    6:00P

            CMJ EARLY
Show @ Club Europa, 16+ !! G’Point,
B’lyn, New York

Nov 5 2008     8:00P

            Now That’s
Class        Cleveland, Ohio

Nov 6 2008     10:00P

            Liar’s Club
     Chicago, Illinois

Nov 7 2008     10:00P

Mews        Des Moines, Iowa

Nov 8 2008     10:00P

Lounge          Denver, Colorado

Nov 9 2008     8:00P

            The Parlor
Bar             Laramie, Wyoming

Nov 10 2008   9:00P

            Czar Bar          Kansas
City, Missouri

Nov 11 2008   8:00P

            Big V’s            St.
Paul, Minnesota

Nov 12 2008   9:00P

Frequency            Madison, Wisconsin

Nov 13 2008   10:00P

            The Summit     Columbus, Ohio



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