Announces New Album, "Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity," Out August 18th On Hydra Head Records * Plays Pitchfork's Show No Mercy Series August 2nd at The Public Assembly in New York!
Complex, chaotic, heavy, and never dull - Punknews
A band you've ignored for far too long. - Scenepointblank
Kellhaul have written an album that not only moves the band to the next level but the whole genre that they represent. - Apeshit.org
Keelhaul is like the one friend that you're actually looking forward to seeing when you fly home for the holidays... Still smoking weed in the parent's basement, but, try as you might, you can't fault him for doing it because ultimately you're fucking convinced he's got some shit figured out that you're still years away from. Basically, this guy Keelhaul is a solid dude and maybe part of you wants to be him, no shame in it... most people are susceptible to societal pressures... you wanted to be an adult and you thought you knew what that meant... trips to the wine store... you should kick your own ass.
Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity, is not just a clever name for an album title marking a band's return from obscurity, it's an album title for a band's release marking that same band's return from obscurity. init? Chris Smith, Aaron Dallison, Dana Embrose, and Will Scharf have been at it as Keelhaul for over ten years and it shows. This record picks up on the band's progression as if they were steadily releasing records throughout their six year hiatus. The pace is precise, the instrumentation is masterful and the guitar tones are absolutely appropriate. Look, your old pal Keelhaul knows what he's doing and he ain't affiliated with no williamsburgers, so he feels no need to overcompensate by adding strings, vibes, horns, boners (well maybe boners), harps and/or electric flutes... to his compositions... which is a god damn breath of fresh air if you ask me.
Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity Track Listing:
1. Pass the Lampshade * download exclusively @ BrooklynVegan.com!
2. Glorious Car Activities
3. Everything's a Napkin
4. High Seas Viking Eulogy
5. THC for one
6. The Subtle Sound of an Empty Milkshake
7. El Matador
8. Kirby Wurm
9. Bandolero de Perros De Maiz
10. Waiting for the Moon to Speak
11. Brady's Lament
Aug 2 2009 Public Assembly Brooklyn, NY part of the Show No Mercy series w/ Minsk, STATS, + Special Guests
Aug 3 2009 Great Scott Boston, Massachusetts w/ Doomriders
Sep 12 2009 Melody Inn Indianapolis, Indiana