”They’ve returned as a fully formed unit, and even as they’ve matured, they’ve still got a sound that nobody else has been able to replicate in all the time they’ve been gone.” – Stereogum (Album Of The Week)
““Illuminant”, “Under The Screw”, and “Warm and Low” lead off by hitting listeners square in the jaw with the off-kilter time signatures, dense guitars, and forceful drums that have long been the band’s stock and trade.” – Consequence Of Sound
”It’s taken two decades to get here, but Interiors is more than worth the wait.” – 4/5, teamrock.com
Today, New York City post-hardcore band Quicksand have released their new album, Interiors – their first album in 22 years on Epitaph.
Interiors features the band’s lineup of drummer Alan Cage, frontman/guitarist Walter Schreifels and bassist Sergio Vega.
With its heavy but melodic guitar lines, intense rhythms, and emotionally charged lyrics, lluminant shows the scope of Quicksand’s influence on post-hardcore and indie-rock bands over the last two decades.
Recorded at Studio 4 Recording in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Interiors was produced and engineered by Will Yip (The Menzingers, Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth). While the album finds Quicksand embracing the cathartic, guitar-driven dynamic of their earlier work, Interiors also takes on a wider spectrum of sound.
“It was all just about being ourselves and who we were as well as who we are,” says Schreifels of the making of Interiors. “We did it for us completely.”
Formed in 1990, Quicksand made their full-length debut with Slip—a 1993 release recently praised by The A.V. Club as “a nearly flawless record that combines the irony and heaviness of Helmet with Fugazi’s penchant to dismantle sound in the most energetic ways.” Arriving in 1995, their sophomore album Manic Compression appeared at #1 on the Top Five Best Post-Hardcore Records list from LA Weekly (who noted that “if there were any justice in the world, Quicksand would have been the biggest underground band of the ’90s”).
“We were very influenced by Fugazi and Jane’s Addiction” says Schreifels of the band’s beginnings. “But we were doing it in a certain context with an energy that was just special and unique and kind of shined through.”
Throughout the early ’90s, Quicksand toured with bands like Helmet, Fugazi, Rage Against the Machine, and Anthrax. After disbanding in late 1995, they reunited for a one-night performance in June 2012. They’ve since appeared at festivals like FYF Fest and Pukkelpop, and in 2013 embarked on their first North American tour in 15 years.
Quicksand are joining Thursday as special guests on their Australian tour in March 2018.
With special guests Quicksand
Wednesday 7 March – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Friday 9 March – Max Watts, Brisbane
Sunday 11 March – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tuesday 13 March – The Gov, Adelaide
Tickets available now at www.livenation.com.au
INTERIORS TRACK LISTING:
02. Under The Screw
03. Warm And Low
08. Fire This Time
09. Feels Like A Weight Has Been Lifted
11. Sick Mind
12. Normal Love
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