CONNOISSEUR: California Sludge Punk Unit Announces June Tour Dates; Over The Edge Out Now On Tankcrimes
California sludge punk legion CONNOISSEUR will bring their smoky psalms to the streets again next month on a mini-run of live dates that include a performance supporting Eyehategod, Infest, and Brainoil June 4th in Oakland, California. Additional live incursions are in the plotting stages. See confirmed dates below.
6/04/2017 Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Eyehategod, Infest, Brainoil
6/08/2017 Skip Gibson’s – Grover Beach, CA
6/09/2017 Redwood Bar – Los Angeles, CA
6/10/2017 Black Light District – Long Beach, CA
6/11/2017 Tower Bar – San Diego, CA
6/17/2017 Caffe Pergolesi – Santa Cruz, CA
CONNOISSEUR released their Over The Edge full-length via Tankcrimes last month. Boasting fourteen resin-coated burners, Over The Edge was captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Iron Lung, Brainoil) and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound (Spazz, Ghoul). Over The Edge is twenty-four minutes of East Coast brutality combined with West Coast mentality, all rolled up with cosmic weed grown in outer space, delivered by an alien race known as The Doctors. It’s lit.
CONNOISSEUR‘s Over The Edge is out now on LP, cassette, and digital formats via Tankcrimes. For limited vinyl orders (100 – black; 400 – pink), point your browser HERE. For cassette orders, go HERE. Visit the Tankcrimes Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION to order the record digitally for a cool $4.20 and hear the record in full.
View the band’s videos for “Weeding Out The Weak,” “All Day Every Day,” and “Free The Weed,” at THIS LOCATION.
“The music moves from bracing gallops to punk-fueled rampages, from mid-paced bunker-busting juggernauts to grindcore-paced furies of supreme destructiveness… Anguish and anger cohabit in these songs like old friends scavenging in a bleak and blasted war zone.” – No Clean Singing
“Their mix of sludge, powerviolence, and d-beat hardcore is flexible and seamless enough to accommodate ‘Hey! Ho!’ Ramones-style chants (‘All Day, Every Day’) and even clean guitars (‘Boulevard Of Broken Bongs’).” – Pitchfork
“…an all-out onslaught on the senses, and one that fans of metal music should give a listen to…” – Echoing Magazine
“The music amps up the listener with time changes and rough riffs that incite.” – New Noise Magazine
“Marijuana is something to be savored slowly, but if you wanna burn one up quick and hop in a moshpit, this record’ll definitely do the trick.” – Hellbound
“…a super solid slab of heavy riffs, insane vocals, and over-the-top weed-influenced songwriting.” – Rock Shop Pop
“An interesting and intoxicating listen …. Pack a bowl and enjoy the violent weed-filled ride.” – Antichrist Magazine
“A heavy as hell slab of hardcore heaven that, much like cannabis (if that’s your bag), will help you get through the day and put a shit-eating grin back on your face.” – Mass Movement