Seattle’s Slow Code is hitting the road for a minute at the end of the month with Medicine Bows. Check out the dates below.
07/27 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
w/Medicine Bows, Brave Hands, Phantom Family
07/28 Boise, ID @ Warehouse Studios
w/Medicine Bows, Hemingway, Urban Outfielders
07/29 Rexburg, ID @ House Show
07/30 Missoula MT@ Ole Beck VFW Post 209
w/Medicine Bows, Granddad, Wrecks Goliath
07/31 Spokane WA @ Checkerboard Bar
w/Medicine Bows, Pit Folk
“Boston punks Sneeze are gearing up to follow up 2014’s Wilt LP with a brand new six-song 12″ EP entitled Rot. Recorded in three days with Justin Pizzoferatto (Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Speedy Ortiz), Rot finds the trio at their heaviest and rawest. Today, we’re premiering the video for the EP’s second single “Movie Sex.” With an analog video game treatment by director/editor Eric Walker, the video shows the band struggling to find motivation and (alcoholic) sustenance on their way from the arcade to the gig. The song sounds like it’s straight out of the ’90s Pacific Northwestern grunge scene, with the sludge on high. Check out “Movie Sex” below.” – Stereogum
Seattle’s own Mercy Ties will be joining up with Boise ID’s equally hemorrhaging faction Throes this June. Both bands will connect for select dates in the Pacific Northwest, and will reconnect at this years seminal Crucial Fest in Salt Lake City, UT.
6/10 – Seattle @ The Black Lodge
6/11 – Bellingham @ The Fridge
6/12 – Tacoma @ The Valley
6/13 – Portland @ The Know
6/14 – Eugene @ Blair House*
6/15 – Sacramento @ The Colony*
6/16 – Oakland @ The Golden Bull*
6/17 – Reno @ TBA*
6/18 – Salt Lake City @ CrucialFest
* no Mercy Ties
“Boston’s Sneeze has been relatively quiet since it released Wilt in 2014, but it appears the trio wasn’t just wasting time in the interim. Today brings the announcement of its new, six-song EP Rot on Glory Kid Records, as well as the first song from that EP, “Food.” The A.V. Club is streaming “Food,” which shows that Sneeze used those couple years to take its sounds to the next level. While the trio doesn’t entirely abandon its grunge roots, it’s now sounds like J. Mascis doing his best take on accessible sludge riffs. If anything, “Food” shows that Sneeze certainly isn’t going to let its sound go stale. ” – AV Club
Careening out of Boston MA’s thriving Allston scene, Sneeze follow up 2014’s acclaimed ‘Wilt’ LP with six more ferocious cuts. Tracking again with Justin Pizzoferatto at Sonelab, the trio return in somehow even heavier and wilder form on 2016’s ‘Rot’ EP. Laid down in three days, the band is captured at their rawest and nerviest yet, punching and reigning in equal amounts. Mastered by Carl Saff, and with art by John McCarthy, ‘Rot’ is certain to make a worthy addition to any modern punk collection.
Preorders include a limited 12″ vinyl press of 300 (100 on Black Smoke color variant) or a limited deluxe cassette that comes with a silkscreen layout. Both come with a digital download of the record.
05/14/16 Dover, NH @Red Alert Indoor Skate Park w/Greed Island, Dead Cats Dead Rats, Charles, Shifty
05/28/16 Cambridge, MA @Lilypad w/Shakusky, Spelling (ex Crinkle Face)
06/18/16 Allston, MA @O’Brien’s Pub w/Pleasure Gap, Charles