But it IS for real! Starting today, Keelhaul head out on their first US tour in something like two decades. The band is an absolute behemoth, one that you must see live...and now you have many many chances to do just that. We are giddy as all get out to see them play LA for the first time in forever!
Kick Off US Dates w/ Corrosion of Conformity, Russian Circles and More
New Album, Keelhaul's Triumphant Return To Obscurity, Out Now on Hydra Head Records
Unlike so many lesser bands, the Cleveland quartet explores the extremes of heaviness and complexity without skimping on
either element. - Time Out NY
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
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 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.
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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
10/08 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest at Double Door w/ Corrosion of Conformity
10/09 Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn's Pub
10/10 New York, NY @Highline Ballroom w/ Corrosion of Conformity
10/16 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/17 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/18 Albuquerque NM @ Sunshine Theater w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/19 Tucson, AZ @ Plush w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/20 Scottsdale, AZ @ Chasers Nightclub w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/21 San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/22 Las Vegas NV @ Meatheads w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/25 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/26 Portland, OR @ Rotture w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/27 Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/29 Boise, ID @ The Venue w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
10/31 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
11/2 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
11/03 Columbia, MO @ MOJOs w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
11/04 Indianapolis IN @ Locals Only w/ Russian Circles
11/05 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning
11/06 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig w/ Russian Circles, Call Me Lightning