(feat. members of Undertow, Shift, Pelican, The Rise, 16 and more)
Announce Summer West Coast Tour w/ Silver Snakes
New "Southern Comfort" b/w "Stars" 7" Out Late Summer / Early Fall on The Mylene Sheath!
In support of their debut album "The Bridge," out now on The Mylene Sheath, Los Angeles-based rock band and super-group ĘGES have announced upcoming summer West Coast tour dates taking place next month alongside guests Silver Snakes, followed by a one-off Los Angeles date supporting Black Breath (full itinerary below).
Featuring members Mark Holcomb (Undertow, Shift), Larry Herweg (Pelican, Tusk), Kemble Walters (The Rise, The Blank Faces, Juliette and the Licks), and Tony Baumeister (16, Cutthroats 9), ĘGES are also announcing their upcoming new 7" release featuring album track "Southern Comfort" b/w new song "Stars," set for release in late summer / early fall on The Mylene Sheath (full details coming soon).
7/11/12 San Diego, CA @ Shakedown *
7/12/12 Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Tavern *
7/13/12 Pomona, CA @ Aladdins Jr *
7/15/12 Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe *
7/16/12 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room *
7/17/12 Reno, NV @ Jub Jubs *
7/18/12 South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whiskey Dicks *
7/24/12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Down and Out ^
* = w/ Silver Snakes
^ = w/ Black Breath, Mountain of Teeth, Nomads
Watch the video for "My Medicine" here!
"The record mines metal and hardcore in many of the same ways that Quicksand or Betty-era Helmet did in the 90s and Cave In or its contemporaries have in latter years..." - BrooklynVegan
"...a clever, no-bullshit hard rock band.." - Decibel
"Mood-shifting and genre-defying, with gorgeous vocal melodies to top it all off, this first offering from the four members of Aeges not only exercises their prowess but sets the bar exceptionally high."- Jen Guyre / Google Play
"Metal doesn’t need to ignore hooks and melodies like the plague. And Aeges mixes great melodies with heavy, aggressive stuff we all love." - MetalSucks
"The band specializes in the kind of groove-based hard rock that fans of Helmet and Torche could definitely get behind. Songs like "Wrong" (check its video below) and "My Medicine" find ĘGES dropping one meaty guitar riff after the other." - Noisecreep
"...like a cross between Floor and ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead... Ęges will appeal to a wide swath of those fans that swing between Torche and Sparta." - Exclaim!
"one of the most promising debuts in recent memory..." - Ghetto Blaster
"...as heavy as the band’s pedigree suggests." - Alternative Press
With the decline of Western civilization comes a new pilgrimage of musicians looking to carve out their fates from the wreckage of the past. ĘGES are the new breed of California’s creative drifters. ĘGES was founded by Chicago-raised Larry Herweg (Pelican, San Angelus), former Seattleite Mark Holcomb (Undertow, Shift, San Angelus), multi-continent Kemble Walters (The Rise, The Blank Faces, Juliette and the Licks), and the sole California native Tony Baumeister (16, Cutthroats 9).
Converging in Southern California across state lines and international waters, ĘGES use their world-wise musical expertise to rebuild the archetype of the heavy rock band. There’s a definite element of desert rock in ĘGES sound--the low-tuned guitars, the sludgy sun-baked riffs, the deceptive pop hook buried in the molasses-thick instrumentation. Yet the diverse backgrounds of the band members create a unique blend of perspectives and a resultantly fresh sound. The common sonic thread between the four individuals in ĘGES--their tenure in bands that explored the darker side of hardcore—manifests itself in the aggressive tonalities of their sound. But their divergent paths, both geographical and musical, broadened the emotional palette beyond the angst of their earlier bands. Their debut full length, “The Bridge”, is set for release via The Mylene Sheath (Caspian, Junius, Constants) on April 17th, 2012. The album was produced and engineered by the bands own Kemble Walters at The Canshaker Studio in Malibu, CA, and mastered by Mark Chalecki at Little Red Book Mastering (Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Goatsnake, Megadeth).
The new millennium ushered in a new, revitalized era of artistic integrity for LA. We saw it in the age of the acid-hazed ‘60s, the age of the nihilistic Regan-era punks, and the current age of abandoned archetypes of a failed economy. It’s creative optimism in a time of hopelessness. It’s the music of ĘGES. - Brian Cook
Stream "The Bridge" here!
"The Bridge" Track List:
2. My Medicine
3. Southern Comfort
4. Doesn't Feel The Same
5. Sent From Heaven (Rest In Dirt)
6. The Bridge
8. The Words We Say
9. I Believe In Ghosts
10. Fade Out
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xoxo -- derek
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