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The Poison Arrows is a three-piece band from Chicago comprised of bassist Patrick Morris (ex Don Caballero), drummer Adam Reach, and Justin Sinkovich (ex Atombombpocketknife, Thumbnail). After two LP’s and two EP’s on File 13 Records plus accompanying tours from 2007 – 2011, the band went on hiatus to take a break and recharge. The band reactivated in 2015, writing new songs, and playing with Drive Like Jehu, Bardo Pond, Milemarker, Sweet Cobra, Soulside, and Coliseum. The band is currently preparing for the release of a 3rd album and accompanying tours.
Before the hiatus, The Poison Arrows played with Battles, Boris, Bellini, Black Heart Procession,Holy Fuck, Polvo, Department of Eagles, Enon, Thalia Zedek, Born Ruffians, All the Saints, Cadence Weapon, Dianogah, Shipping News, Cursive, Young Widows, Night Marchers, Grand Duchy, Bottomless Pit, Retribution Gospel Choir, and many more.
The Poison Arrows has also been featured in dozens of publications worldwide including Alarm, Blender, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Consequence of Sound, Rcrdlbl, Time Out Chicago, Sonic Dice, XLR8R, Prefix, Washington Post, and Leo Weekly.
SAVAK are three guys in their 40s, living in New York City, married with children… clearly they don’t worry about it.
They’ve been in bands for decades — Obits, Holy Fuck, The Cops, Edsel, Enon, Virgin Islands. Making records, playing shows, finding their way to places where there are other music people so they can take notes, assemble lists, look at maps, and do it all again. This is what they do. And they keep getting better at it.
Beg Your Pardon, SAVAK’s third album, comes out November 9, 2018. They recorded it themselves in their practice space and then gave the songs to Mikey Young (Royal Headache , Kelley Stoltz), Geoff Sanoff (Nada Surf, Luna), Ed Ackerman (The Jayhawks, John Wesley Harding) and Matthew Barnhart (Superchunk, Metz) to mix.
It covers a lot of ground. Everything from Sister-ish noisy careeners and Halloween-type of surfy 80s hardcore nods to slightly glammy, mid-period stompers by The Fall and straight-up, Tall Dwarfs-inspired, guitar-pop songs. And that’s just in the first 10 minutes of side one. Then there’s some psych action, post-punk drone… and a few tender jams too, including a beautiful horn outro at the end of side two that feels inspired by Out Of The Cool or Afrique.
If you dig The Blues and the Abstract Truth as much as Crossing The Red Sea and you’re cool with When Love Breaks Down popping up on a mix tape as much as Know Your Product or Up Front, then this is TheKindaMzkYouLike.
Mint Mile are a Chicago band. Members of Bottomless Pit, Silkworm.
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