Wed, Jan 30 2013: KEN MODE
Metallic post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE have debuted a new song off their forthcoming album, 'Entrench'. The new track, “The Promises of God” is streaming now at Stereogum.com. "The Promises of God" includes guest vocal contributions provided by Dave Verellen (BOTCH/NARROWS).
Regarding the new song, frontman Jesse Matthewson said: "On "The Promises of God" we decided to let some of our 90's/00's hardcore muscles flex a little bit, and what better way to cap off that veritable riff pose-down than to acquire the vocal services the legendary BOTCH / NARROWS frontman Dave Verellen. Needless to say, as a fan of this style of messed up noisy hardcore, it was a trip to hear Dave sing together with Andrew and I on this track for the first time. This was the last song to come together in the 'Entrench' writing cycle, and as a result, I feel it's starting to show the true potential of this current line-up's writing prowess. As a song and a concept, it makes me excited for the future as even lyrically, to put it bluntly, it's about having your cake and eating it too."
KEN MODE have previously released "Counter Culture Complex" at Pitchfork.
KEN MODE has recently announced a full North American tour for March and April with TODAY IS THE DAY, BLACK TUSK, and FIGHT AMP. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
06 Mar 13 Brooklyn, NY (US) Saint Vitus Bar
07 Mar 13 Cambridge, MA (US) Middle East Downstairs
08 Mar 13 New York, NY (US) The Studio at Webster Hall
09 Mar 13 Philadelphia, PA (US) The Barbary
10 Mar 13 Pittsburgh, PA (US) Mr. Smalls
11 Mar 13 Atlanta, GA (US) The Masquerade
12 Mar 13 Orlando, FL (US) Backbooth
13 Mar 13 New Orleans, LA (US) Siberia
15 Mar 13 Austin, TX (US) Red 7 (Tone Deaf Touring Official SXSW Showcase)
17 Mar 13 Dallas, TX (US) Double Wide (Spillover Fest Afterparty)
20 Mar 13 Tempe, AZ (US) Rocky Point Cantina
21 Mar 13 San Diego, CA (US) Brick By Brick
22 Mar 13 Los Angeles, CA (US) Satellite
23 Mar 13 Santa Cruz, CA (US) The Catalyst
25 Mar 13 San Francisco, CA (US) Elbo Room
26 Mar 13 Portland, OR (US) Rotture
27 Mar 13 Seattle, WA (US) The Highline
28 Mar 13 Bellingham, WA (US) The Shakedown
05 Apr 13 Fargo, ND (US) The Aquarium
06 Apr 13 Minneapolis, MN (US) Triple Rock Social Club
07 Apr 13 Chicago, IL (US) Empty Bottle
08 Apr 13 Grand Rapids, MI (US) Pyramid Scheme
10 Apr 13 Newport, KY (US) Southgate House Revival
11 Apr 13 Cleveland, OH (US) Beachland Ballroom
12 Apr 13 Detroit, MI (US) Magic Stick
13 Apr 13 Toronto, ON (CA) Lee's, Palace
15 Apr 13 Ottawa, ON (CA) Maverick's
‘Entrench’ will be out on March 15th (March 19th in North America) as Digipak CD, jewel case, and three different coloured LPs: green, orange and regular black. Pre-orders will start very soon, so check out our e-shop!