"Long-running specialists in bubbling-mercury riffage and German-flavored trance-rock" -- David Fricke, Rolling Stone
"The same mix of punk, psych, and space rock that they’ve been making for decades, but they still sound as invigorated as ever. The whole thing is a dense, trippy wall of sound that really encourages you to turn on, tune in, and drop out." -- Brooklyn Vegan
Austin spacerock legends ST 37 are streaming their forthcoming self-titled double album in its entirety ahead of release today via Brooklyn Vegan. The self-titled epic will be released via Super Secret Records (following up last year's 12" split with Acid Mothers Temple on subsidiary label Self Sabotage Records.) Hear and share ST 37 HERE. (Direct Soundcloud.)
The band kicks off a headlining tour tonight. See dates below.
After playing 30 shows in 31 days all over the US and Canada with Acid Mothers Temple in 2015, ST 37 felt an immediate need to decamp for Ohm Studios to capture some shit-hot lightning in a bottle with Chico Jones at the helm in an attempt to translate the incredible energy that was exchanged between these two psychedelic juggernauts as they battled their way across North America. It seemed as if the Japanese sonic wizards and the Texas space rockers were rubbing off on each other: AMT guitarist Makoto Kawabata guested live several times with ST 37 on the Twin Peaks cover "Just You" and the bands made immediate plans to issue a TP-themed split 12" 45 with AMT's version of "Sycamore Trees" (Self Sabotage Records SS-08); AMT bassist Atsushi Tsuyama found himself channeling ST 37 bassist Scott Telles's lyrics onstage at the Mercury Lounge in Mahattan; and Telles suddenly started adopting Mitsuru Tabata's idiosyncratic vocal style.
Thus: a band changed translates this newfound energy into a brand new double LP and CD, three years in the making from the initial basic tracks at Ohm through more sessions with Evan Kleinecke at 5th St. Studios to numerous efforts at various band members' home studios. The new eponymously-titled record is in effect both current (new songs like War Fever, Boss and Shadesty) and timeless, as the band explores its roots with tracks like Houston punk chestnut Hollywood Cemetery and the old Elegant Doormats classic Grey Area.
Bobby Baker - guitars, synare
Bob Bechtol - electronics, tapes, backing vox
Lisa Cameron - drums, percussives, electronics
Joel Crutcher - guitars, lead vox on "Informed By Death"
SL Telles - bass, vox, drones
Matthew Turner - guitars, electronics, tapes
Chris "Sauce" Sorrentino - saxophone on "War Fever"
Michael Chamy - electronics on "Shaper of Worlds" and "Vengeance of Faces"
Kirk Laktas - piano on "Shadesty"
Walter Daniels - harmonica on " Snootle y Choobs"
All tracks except "War Fever," "Inward, Please," and "Rooster Feather Paycheck" recorded by Chico Jones at Ohm Recording Facility and mixed by Chico Jones and ST 37 at MicroMega Studio (Austin TX). "War Fever," "Inward, Please" and "Rooster Feather Paycheck" recorded & mixed by Evan Kleinecke and ST 37 at 5th Street Studios (Austin TX).
ST 37 will be available on 2xLP vinyl, CD and download on July 27th, 2018 via Super Secret Records. Pre-orders are available at Super Secret/Big Cartel.
ST 37 LIVE 2018:
07/26 Denton, TX @ Backyard on Bell
07/27 Norman, OK @ The Deli
07/28 Fayetteville, AR @ house party
07/29 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's Oasis
07/30 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
07/31 Galesburg, IL @ Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar
08/02 Chicago, IL @ The Owl
08/03 Kansas City, MO @ miniBar
08/04 Nashville, TN @ Betty's Grill
08/05 Fort Worth, TX @ Lola's Saloon
Artist: ST 37
Album: ST 37
Label: Super Secret Records
Release date: July 27th, 2018
01) War Fever
02) Shaper of Worlds, Pt. 2
03) Grey Area
04) Hollywood Cemetery
07) Inward, Please
08) Snootie Y Choobs
10) Rooster Feather Psycheck
11) Vengeance of Faces
12) Informed By Death
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