Earl Greyhound Gets Suspicious on New LP

 

Album due April 13 on
Hawk Race Records; March tour opening for Coheed and Cambria
is locked in.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

Earl Greyhound s set to
drop their new album Suspicious Package,
recorded at Red Bull Studios in Santa
Monica with Dave Schiffman (Mars Volta, Red Hot
Chili Peppers, System of a Down).

The band formed in 2002 with the collaboration
of songwriters Matt Whyte and Kamara Thomas, who began performing regularly as
a duo in NYC. All the while, they were crafting the unique sound and songs
that would form the foundation for a colossal rock band. Their influences
swept from the strident English three-and four-pieces of the 70’s, to the
dark pop and heavy grunge grooves of the 90’s, to the transcendental, noisy
acid sounds of modern rock.

In 2005, EG recorded their first album, Soft
Targets
, but they also hit their first snag when drummer Chris Bear left
to pursue his fortunes with the band Grizzly Bear. Reluctant to release the
album without a permanent drummer, Matt and Kamara vowed to play relentlessly
until their dream drummer found them. Guitar player Kirk Douglass (The Roots)
witnessed a show and brought his friend and Gold Crowns band mate Ricc
Sheridan to the next few gigs. Ricc says, “I awoke from a dream one night,
and I knew this was my band.” A few weeks later, a rockneck-inducing jam
confirmed that the band had found its soul mate, and they hit the ground
running.  Soft Targets and
EG’s wrecking ball of a live show earned them oodles of fans and critical
acclaim. The next three years were spent touring the US, Canada
and Japan
as well as opening for Gov’t Mule, Chris Cornell and Saul Williams.

Suspicious Package is Earl Greyhound’s sophomore release, and it marks a
turning point in the band’s maturation given Sheridan’s full creative involvement.

Tracklisting:

1. The Eyes Of Cassandra (Part 1)
2. The Eyes Of Cassandra (Part 2)
3. Oye Vaya
4. Ghost And The Witness
5. Shotgun
6. Holy Immortality
7. Sea Of Japan
8. Black Sea Vacation
9. Bill Evans
10. Out Of Air
11. Misty Morning

Tour Dates:

Jan 30 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
Mar 23 – Harro East Theatre & Ballroom w/ Coheed and Cambrial – Rochester,
NY
Mar 24 – The Westcott Theater w/ Coheed and Cambria – Syracuse, NY
Mar 25 – Northern Lights w/ Cohee d and Cambria – Clifton Park, NY
Mar 26 – Higher Ground w/ Coheed and Cambria – South Burlington, VT
Mar 28 – Port City Music Hall w/ Coheed and Cambria – Portland, ME
Mar 29 Webster Theater w/ Cohee d and Cambria – Hartford, CT
Mar 30 Hardware Bar w/ Coheed a nd Cambria – Scranton, PA
Mar 31 – Music Hall of Williamsbu rg w/ Coheed and Cambria – Brooklyn, New York
Jun 4 – Wakarusa Festival – Ozark, Arkansas
Jun 5 – Wakarusa Festival – Ozark, Arkansas

 

 

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