Marrying the chaos of bands like The Locust, with the galaxy-sized grooves of Meshuggah, Seattle duo Pound whips up a wholly original racket that is both head-scratchingly complex and sock-you-in-the-gut heavy.
Consisting of only two members – guitarist Ryan Schutte and drummer David Stickney – the duo uses gear that is as unique as its sound. Schutte plays a baritone 9-string guitar and Stickney plays two drumkits, positioned at a 90-degree angle. In the absence of other instruments, the listener can fully absorb every detail of the duo’s playing. Both musicians play as though their instruments are literally their voices!
Titled simply with two dots, Pound’s upcoming second album is a tour-de-force that makes entirely new magic out of the formulas put forth on 2018’s self-titled debut. Out May 31st on Silent Pendulum Records, •• was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado.
Today the band is sharing with us a second single and music video to to the track “x_–_+_–_x_–.+_–_x_–+_–”. Just exclusively premiered on Invisible Oranges, you can now listen to Pound’s new single right HERE!
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Pre-order from the band: www.pound.bandcamp.com
Pre-order from the label: www.silentpendulumrecords.bandcamp.com
Pound US tour dates:
Apr 20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria
Apr 23 – Seattle, WA @ Club Sur
May 1 – Salem, OR @ Shotski’s Eats
May 2 – Medford, OR @ King Wah’s
May 3 – Sacramento, CA @ The Blue Lamp
May 5 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
May 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ 2200 S. Harvard
May 7 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room
May 8 – Tucson, AZ @ House of Bards
May 9 – Tempe, AZ @ Time Out Lounge
May 11 – Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Music Collective
May 12 – Ogden, UT @ Funk n’ Dive
May 13 – Boise, ID @ Killer Pussy Studios
May 30 – Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest
Jul 12 – Armstrong, BC @ Armstrong Metal Fest
Aug 3 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre (w/ Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson)