Less Than Jake has released a video update from inside the studio. The band is currently recording their tenth full length at the Moathouse recording studio and has posted a short video which can be viewed below.
The band is currently aiming for a fall release date on Fat Wreck Chords. The band last released the compilation double EP Greetings & Salutations with the label last year, with a reissue of Borders & Boundaries.
Fresh off a week of shows with Strung Out, La Armada (Chicago, IL) will embark on an 18-day tour of the East Coast beginning today. The band is supporting its latest Self-Titled full-length, which was issued earlier this year on vinyl and digital formats by Memphis-based punk label, Fat Sandwich Records (twothirtyeight, Pezz, The Fourth Estate).
During the early part of its career, La Armada established itself as one of the most influential punk bands in its native Dominican Republic, releasing two albums and playing countless shows. The outfit relocated to Chicago in 2007, immersing itself in the city’s infamous music scene, not to mention distinct sub-genres such as grindcore, powerviolence, crust-punk and traditional hardcore and metal. These new influences, fused with the quintet’s native tendencies towards intricate percussion present in Latin music, evolved into its first proper release: an 11-song Self-Titled album delivering crushing bursts of what the band has affectionately coined “Latino Hardcore Fury.” Successfully embodying he brutality and energy that bleeds out of La Armada’s live shows night after night, the record will cause you to raise both eyebrows and fists with its aggressive riffs, intricate song structures, piercing vocals and driving rhythm section.
Listen to “Lucha de Clases” (free mp3). You can also stream the record in its entirety at La Armada’s Bandcamp page.
As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, drop me a line here. Stay tuned for more news about future tours and recordings from La Armada, and be sure to follow the band on Facebook for daily updates. Dates below.