Monday, February 18, 2008

65daysofstatic kicks off massive five-month European and US tour supporting The Cure.

Band to release new Dance Parties EP, 2004 debut The Fall of Math and subsequent Hole EP to receive first U.S. release.

“Kicking off with their trademark electric crackle, it’s clear that with their third album 65daysofstatic have resisted the urge to tone down their quite frankly mental tsunami of noise and make a play for the mainstream sales potential of an ever scene-conscious world. Instead, they have done what they’ve always done -- thrown the rulebook out the window and grown organically. With such clinical conviction 65DOS are utterly peerless in their chosen field of post-rock.” -- Kerrang Magazine

“65daysofstatic have made their masterpiece, or something close to it; three albums in, in the most dirty, shallow decade of music we’ve known, who else can say that? A handful, not enough. The Destruction of Small Ideas is a weight, a tower of babel, a journey, learnings, understandings, communication, evolution. I’ve been waiting. I was promised this or something like it. The rise and fall. All so deep, so rich, so comically dynamic and detailed and powerful for it that it makes me want to cry. How to make a record. Play loud.” -- Stylus Magazine

When British post-rock quartet 65daysofstatic was hand-picked by goth-pop legends The Cure to support its entire North American tour last fall, the group’s fans were ecstatic; only to be disappointed a short time later when the headliner decided to postpone all tour dates. Now, 65daysofstatic and its fans worldwide have even more to celebrate with the announcement of several new releases AND reinstated dates with The Cure in Europe and the U.S. beginning this week and running through June (see complete schedule below.)

Hot on the heels of the tour, 65daysofstatic has announced the release of a new EP The Distant and Mechanized Glow of Eastern European Dance Parties (or, more succinctly, Dance Parties as the band likes to call it) on its longtime label, Monotreme Records. The EP, based around a core track from the band’s current album The Destruction of Small Ideas, won’t hit streets until April 29th, but until that time American fans can finally acquire a domestic release of 65daysofstatic’s 2004 debut album The Fall of Math as well as the subsequent EP Hole which was released that same year. As if that weren’t enough good news, a gatefold double-LP edition of The Destruction of Small Ideas will also hit U.S. shelves in spring 2008. Upon its original release, The Fall of Math was heaped with critical praises and championed by BBC Radio One DJs John Peel and Zane Lowe, among others. It appeared on numerous best of 2004 lists and earned the band recognition as “one of the few genuine boundary-pushers in contemporary rock music.”

Last summer, American audiences finally had their first chance to experience the band that’s been all the rage in the UK, Europe and Asia for several years now. 65daysofstatic’s tour with Fear Before the March of Flames was a rousing success, once the band was able to get its work visas cleared at the 11th hour. In the first week of its release, The Destruction of Small Ideas sold out of its first pressing, forcing Monotreme to scramble to meet the overwhelming demand. Likewise, press response overseas for the album has been phenomenal, with Kerrang Magazine deeming the Sheffield, England quartet’s latest “utterly peerless” in the post-rock genre, awarding the album a 4/5 K-rating.

The Destruction of Small Ideas, released in April 2007, is the highly-anticipated follow-up to 65daysofstatic’s massively popular sophomore album One Time For All Time. A three-song single “Don’t Go Down To Sorrow” preceded the release of Destruction, building upon the critical and commercial success of One Time For All Time in the UK, Europe and Japan which catapulted the band to festival stages and pages in the NME, The Wire, Rock Sound and many more since its UK release in 2005. That album was released in the U.S. in fall 2006.

65daysofstatic made its American live debut to an enthusiastic audience at the SXSW festival last year at the Fanatic Promotion showcase. (We don’t want to gloat, but we’ve been telling the press for a year now that they’d be huge and it now looks like 65daysofstatic’s ascent has begun!) Stylus Magazine called The Destruction of Small Ideas a masterpiece and the American press has begun to pick up on the band, including coverage in Magnet, Paste and Harp magazines.

In previous years, the group has packed venues and headlined festival dates overseas. It was during much of this activity that 65daysofstatic’s UK label Monotreme Records inked a deal for an American release of the band’s refreshing gene-splice of electronic glitch and guitar girth. The group’s futuristic tone makes for a seductive score for an unwritten sci-fi epic that melds cutting guitars and electronic tones with sampled beats, live drums and computer glitch. But where IDM culture cuts out in the low end, 65daysofstatic delivers a thunderous wall of guitars that’s reportedly still shaking some festival grounds since those performances.

Since its debut, 65daysofstatic has spent several months touring the UK, playing to packed venues and festival tents. With the UK release of the band’s second album 65daysofstatic further cemented its position as one of the most innovative bands to emerge in the UK, with its groundbreaking blend of drum’n’glitch beats, walls of guitar noise, broken laptop clicks and overwhelming melody. A relentless touring schedule in the UK and mainland Europe has seen the band share stages with the likes of Mono, Wolf Eyes and Mogwai. The group headlined the Kerrang! Stage at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, followed by a headlining Kerrang! ‘Most Wanted’ sponsored tour.

65daysofstatic Selected Discography
Stream the sampler HERE
The Distant and Mechanized Glow of Eastern European Dance Parties EP (US/UK April 2008)
Hole EP (US 2008)
The Fall of Math LP (US 2008)
The Destruction of Small Ideas LP (UK/US 2007)
Don’t Go Down To Sorrow EP (UK/US 2007)
One Time For All Time LP (US 2006)
One Time For All Time LP (UK 2005)
Hole EP (UK 2004)
Retreat! Retreat! EP (UK 2004)
The Fall of Math LP (UK 2004)

The Fall of Math Tracklisting:
Stream The Sampler HERE

01. Another Code Against The Gone
02. Install A Beak In The Heart That Clucks Time In Arabic
03. Retreat! Retreat!
04. Default This
05. I Swallowed Hard, Like I Understood
06. The Fall of Math
07. This Cat Is A Landmine
08. The Last Home Recording
09. Hole
10. Fix The Sky A Little
11. Aren’t We All Running?

Hole EP Tracklisting:
Stream The Sampler HERE

01. Hole
02. Wrong Side of The Tracks
03. The Fall of Math (65dos Remix)
04. Betraying Chino
05. No Station
06. Retreat! Retreat! (Mothboy Remix)
07. 4Connection

The Destruction of Small Ideas Tracklisting:
Stream The Album HERE

01. When We Were Younger & Better (MP3)
02. A Failsafe
03. Don’t Go Down To Sorrow (MP3 VIDEO)
04. Wax Futures
05. These Things You Can’t Unlearn
06. Lyonesse
07. Music Is Music As Devices Are Kisses Is Everything
08. The Distant & Mechanised Glow Of European Dance Parties
09. Little Victories
10. Primer
11. White Peak/Dark Peak
12. The Conspiracy of Seeds

65daysofstatic Live
* w/ The Cure
02/18 Warsaw, Poland @ Warsaw Tower *
02/19 Katowice, Poland @ Katowice Spodek *
02/21 Prague, Czech Republic @ Saska Arena *
02/23 Vienna, Austria @ Bank Austria Halle, Gasometer *
02/25 Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle *
02/27 Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion *
02/29 Rome, Italy @ Palalottomatica *
03/02 Milan, Italy @ Palasharp *
03/04 Marseilles, France @ Le Dome *
03/06 Madrid, Spain @ Palacio de Deportes *
03/08 Lisbon, Portugal @ Pavilhao Atlantico *
03/10 Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi *
03/12 Paris, France @ Le Bercy *
03/14 Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis *
03/16 Oberhausen, Germany @ Konig-Pilsener *
03/18 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Ahoy Rotterdam *
03/20 London, UK @ Wembley Arena *
04/09 Bristol, UK @ Thekla
04/10 Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
04/11 London, UK @ Indigo
04/12 Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
04/13 Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
04/14 Wolves, UK @ Wulfrun
04/15 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
04/16 Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms
04/17 Brussels, Belgium @ TBD *
04/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ TBD *
04/19 Koln, Germany @ TBD *
04/20 Hamburg, Germany @ TBD *
04/21 Copenhagen, Denmark @ TBD *
04/22 Berlin, Germany @ TBD *
04/23 Prague, Czech Republic @ TBD *
04/24 Vienna, Austria @ TBD *
04/25 Munich, Germany @ TBD *
04/26 Milan, Italy @ TBD *
04/28 Paris, France @ TBD *
05/09 Washington, DC @ Patriot Center *
05/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Spectrum *
05/11 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells
05/12 Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena *
05/14 Montreal, PQ @ Bell Center *
05/15 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *
05/15 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
05/16 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena *
05/16 Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
05/17 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
05/18 St. Louis, MO @ 2 Cents Plain
05/19 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre *
05/21 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater *
05/22 Denver, CO @ Lorimer Lounge
05/23 Salt Lake City @ E Center *
05/24 Boise, ID @ The Venue
05/25 George, WA @ The Gorge Sasquatch! Festival *
05/26 Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place *
05/28 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
05/29 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl *
05/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
05/31 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *
06/01 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
06/02 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
06/03 San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena *
06/04 Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre *
06/04 Phoenix, AZ @ The Sets
06/06 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center *
06/07 Austin, TX @ Music Hall *
06/07 San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
06/08 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
06/09 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center *
06/11 Tampa, FL @ St Pete Times Forum *
06/12 Orlando, FL @ The Social
06/13 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center *
06/14 Gainsville, FL @ The Atlantic
06/15 Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Civic Center *
06/16 Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Bobcats Arena *
06/18 Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland State University *
06/19 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
06/20 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
06/21 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall *

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