Latest news: Wed, Oct 14 2015, KYLESA
Savannah's genre-defying KYLESA have already embarked on a tour across North America throughout this fall. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
October with INTER ARMA, INDIAN HANDCRAFTS, IRATA
14 Oct 15 Grand Rapids, MI (US) Pyramid Scheme
15 Oct 15 Chicago, IL (US) The Empty Bottle
16 Oct 15 Cleveland, OH (US) Grog Shop
17 Oct 15 Pittsburgh, PA (US) Altar Bar
19 Oct 15 Boston, MA (US) Brighton Music Hall
20 Oct 15 Philadelphia, PA (US) Underground Arts
23 Oct 15 Richmond, VA (US) The Broaberry
24 Oct 15 Washington, DC (US) Rock and Roll Hotel
25 Oct 15 Atlanta, GA (US) The Drunken Unicorn
02 Nov 15 Oklahoma City, OK (US) 89th Street Collective
03 Nov 15 Lubbock, TX (US) Jake's Sports Cafe & Backroom
04 Nov 15 El Paso, TX (US) Sandbox
05 Nov 15 Tucson, AZ (US) Club Congress
06 Nov 15 Pomona, CA (US) The Glass House
07 Nov 15 Los Angeles, CA (US) The Fonda Theatre
08 Nov 15 San Francisco, CA (US) The Fillmore
10 Nov 15 San Diego, CA (US) The Irenic
11 Nov 15 Phoenix, AZ (US) Club Red
13 Nov 15 Austin, TX (US) Red 7
14 Nov 15 Houston, TX (US) Warehouse Live
15 Nov 15 Dallas, TX (US) The Prophet Bar
17 Nov 15 Colorado Springs, CO (US) Black Sheep
18 Nov 15 Denver, CO (US) The Summit Music Hall
19 Nov 15 Salt Lake City, UT (US) The Complex
20 Nov 15 Boise, ID (US) Neurolux
21 Nov 15 Portland, OR (US) Hawthorne Theatre
22 Nov 15 Seattle, WA (US) The Crocodile
More dates and overseas tours are in the planning and will be announced in due time.
KYLESA are touring in support of their highly anticipated new album, 'Exhausting Fire', which can be ordered in several CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist shop.
Regarding the new album, KYLESA vocalist/guitarist Phil Cope comments: "'Exhausting Fire' is an album we really put our hearts on our sleeves for. We’ve always done that, but emotionally, it’s probably the most honest and raw album we’ve ever done.”
“No band sounds like us and we don’t sound like any other band", guitarist / vocalist Laura Pleasants continues. "After all these years of experimenting with different styles and sounds, we’ve really developed our own thing and I can faithfully say that we sound like us. With this album, we’ve successfully made a record that incorporates all the elements we’ve always played with into a record that works on its own.”
The artwork for 'Exhausting Fire' was designed by their regular artist Shaun Beaudry and can be seen below.
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KYLESA are about to deliver their seventh album, 'Exhausting Fire'. In its current incarnation the band from Savannah, Georgia in the United States is made up of Phillip Cope, Laura Pleasants, and Carl McGinley. Their live show will still see the Americans as a five piece including a second drummer.
'Exhausting Fire' provides a crowning example of the positive output that comes at the hands of their incendiary and powerful, yet nuanced and colourful framework. Following on the heels of the challenging 'Ultraviolet' (2013) and keeping this band's tradition of artistic broad jumps that they have exhibited since forming in 2001, 'Exhausting Fire' hurls even more rulebook pages out the tour van window. KYLESA further explore and incorporate psychedelic rock, new wave, space-age twangy Americana, 80s goth and death rock into their pitch-thick DIY punk/metal roots. 'Exhausting Fire' easily representing the most diverse, dynamic and fully-realized work of their discography.
In writing 'Exhausting Fire', KYLESA found themselves culling inspirations before getting together in various permutations at various times to wade through the amassed collections of riffs and ideas stockpiled before, during and after the punishing 'Ultraviolet' tour schedule. 'Exhausting Fire' strikes the listener with the infinitely comfortable and confident sounding manner by which the co-vocalists emerge working as more integrative unit.
Captured at the familiar confines of the Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina, 'Exhausting Fire' witnesses the trio immersing themselves deeper into themselves and their own process by refusing to hire an outside producer to assume Cope's position. In fact, he reports having additional engineering duties dropped into his production seat, and spending more hours than ever working behind the board. In that sense, it is not difficult to take KYLESA at their word when Philip describes Exhausting Fire as "an album we really put our hearts on our sleeves for. We’ve always done that, but emotionally, it’s probably the most honest and raw album we’ve ever done."
"No band sounds like us and we don't sound like any other band", concludes Laura. "After all these years of experimenting with different styles and sounds, we’ve really developed our own thing and I can faithfully say that we sound like us. With this album, we’ve successfully made a record that incorporates all the elements we’ve always played with into a record that works on its own."
|Phillip Cope||guitar, vocals|
|Laura Pleasants||guitar, vocals|
Releases Season of Mist
|Sat, Jun 18 2016||FR||Clisson||Hellfest||exact date tbc|