Evil Wine & Black with Sap Productions Present:
with tour support
Ditch Tiger (Boise)
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9 p.m show
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Details: Caspian at The Red Room
It’s been a while now since the term “post-rock” was first introduced to describe that fertile crescent of rock music that accentuates sound, rhythm and texture over traditional song structure—in short, freedom over form—but lately, even the music itself seems to be moving beyond the imagery of the language. From an artist’s perspective, that’s no easy feat to pull off, but over the course of four albums and nearly ten years in the trenches, Caspian has emerged as an elite band that deserves a place in the conversation about the changing face, sound and scope of instrumental rock music.
Waking Season is their strongest statement yet—a fully immersive and almost mystical sonic experience that breaks open possibilities and busts through barriers with each new listen. Recorded and mixed with producer Matt Bayles, whose matchless work with Isis, Mastodon, Minus the Bear, Russian Circles and MONO alone has made him a creative force in prog-metal and noise-rock, the album marks a real transformation for the band, according to guitarist and founding member Philip Jamieson.
“With this record we became a little less self-conscious about what we’re doing,” he observes. “We let go of those general fears that you have when you start going into new territory—wondering if people will like it, or if it’s going to connect. I think the letting go of egos was a real turnaround for us. We really believe in this record, and I guess the boldness that we feel about the music is now reflected in the album title.”
Hailing from North West Indiana NATIVE is made up of four friends who came together after realizing they were each the most serious about music in each of their former high school bands. The guys each decided to retire their childhood groups and instead come together to form Native in the Summer of 2007. The line up consists of Ed O’Neil /Guitar, Bobby Markos /Vocals and Bass, Dan Evans /Guitar and Nick Glassen on Drums. Since Native’s inception they have self released the critically touted EP We, Delete Erase with many publications giving the disc accolades. CMJ remarked, “The brand-new four piece, Native, is making noise even before their first full-length. Their self-released debut EP, We Delete; Erase, their fresh, confident sound is filling their listeners with hope for some great things to come.” Also, drawing comparisons to some pretty seminal bands Surfing Magazine described them as “It lands somewhere between a pissed off Minus the Bear and a caged up Botch”.
Word of mouth about their live shows and their EP caught the attention of US Label and Management company Sargent House who went on to sign the band and who has since re-issued the EP. Native have continued to tour non-stop building quite a following in a short time through their unforgettable live shows and well executed musicianship. A review of their live show in St. Louis from The Riverfront Times stated “There’s something about the age-to-talent ratio that makes the post-punk of the barely legal Indiana quartet Native both impressive and genuine. Perhaps it’s the group’s intelligent guitar work, which recalls the geometric riffs of Jawbox and Faraquet- Or maybe it’s the fact that the vocalist’s yelps sound more like a pissed Ian MacKaye than a Warped Tour screamo outfit.” While Alternative Press’ live show assessment was, ” For a band just a little more than a year old, Native play with the confidence and prowess of a group of lifers. ”
The early reviews in for their new full length album Wrestling Moves are no less flattering with Sputnik Music saying “Anyone who has listened to We Delete; Erase will immediately hear the transformation within the band. Native is still Native, but the progression here is a massive one. ”
NATIVE’s debut full length Wrestling Moves was released on January 23, 2010 on Sargent House. The album was Produced by Chris Common (These Arms Are Snakes, Pelican) at Red Room Studios in Seattle, WA.