Portland, Oregon stoner-rockers APE MACHINE have announced summer US tour dates with fellow PDX-dwellers WITCH BURN and WILD THRONE, in support of their latest record, Mangled By The Machine (review here) which is out now via Ripple Music, the dates are as follows:
6/27 Spokane, WA @ The Hop!
6/28 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
6/30 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
7/1 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
7/2 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater And Club
7/3 Denver, CO @ Moon Room at Summit Music Hall
7/4 Salt Lake City, UT @ LO-FI Cafe
7/5 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
7/6 Springfield, OR @ Goodfella’s Lounge
The name APE MACHINE is a nod to the days of reel-to-reel magnetic tape audio recording; a fitting moniker for the heavy-hitting quartet as the band plays through vintage tube amplifiers and lays down its songs using exclusively throwback quality studio equipment. With a heady mix of animal aggression and technical precision, APE MACHINE‘s music carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock’s glorious early years (or your Dad’s bad ass record collection) infused with an exceptional modern sensibility. When the mystical lyrics of vocalist Caleb Heinze lock in with the band’s stone-cold groove, APE MACHINE demonstrates an earth-shaking ability to rock. A true four-piece, the group has been called “a rock and roll band with a finger on the pulse of the ’70s and their asses firmly in the present” and “real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation” that delivers “true guts and glory rock and roll.”
Blending equal parts rock ‘n’ roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia, APE MACHINE is out to melt faces and pound the apathy out of otherwise jaded listeners with a wall of heavy rock n’ roll tones unheard since the days of bell bottoms, long hair and blaring tube amplifiers.
APE MACHINE‘s mission is to combine intense melody, cutting riffs and blistering live improvisation. Where many bands rely on meticulously rehearsed, just-like-the-record-parts, they provide a live experience that is as unique as each evening it shares with an audience.
Mangled By The Machine is out now via Ripple Music and can be purchased HERE.
Source: Southern Cross PR