Release and Stream New Album, "Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity," Today On Hydra Head Records!
Keelhaul absolutely fucking killed it, their furious Coalesce-on-steroids onslaught leaving me wondering how this band had slipped beneath my radar for so long. -MetalSucks
Unlike so many lesser bands, the Cleveland quartet explores the extremes of heaviness and complexity without skimping on either element. - Time Out NY
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 palKeelhaul knows what he's doing and he has no clue what a Williamsburg is, 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 damn good breath of fresh air if you ask us.
Stream "Triumphant Return" here!
Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity Track Listing:
1. Pass the Lampshade
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 21 2009 Grog Shop Record Release Show Cleveland, Ohio w/Gluttons, Doktor Bitch
Sep 12 2009 Melody Inn Indianapolis, Indiana
Sep 25 2009 Smalls Detroit, Michigan w/ Yakuza
Sep 26 2009 Beat Kitchen Chicago, Illinois w/ Yakuza