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Below is our complete Jar'd Loose news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Precious Metal, a series of live shows held at Lit Lounge in New York City, will come to an end on January 21st, 2013, after 6.66 years and over 300 events.
Created in 2006 by Curran Reynolds, a music publicist and drummer for bands such as Today Is The Day, Precious Metal showcased a diverse array of bands from around the city and as far away as Iceland, Italy, Iraq, and Australia. Precious Metal was named "NYC's best metal party" by The Village Voice, "the city's most open-minded metal night" by Time Out New York, "the best in contemporary extreme metal" by The A.V. Club, and "Manhattan's epicenter of underground metal" by Invisible Oranges.
The series will end with a benefit show to raise money for The South Sound, a Brooklyn music space destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Curran Reynolds issued the following statement:
“Friends, I am proud to announce the Grand Finale of Precious Metal. After 6.66 years and over 300 events, the series I started in May of 2006 will come to an end on January 21, 2013. We had a good run! Monday after Monday, we brought all sorts of heaviness into the den of Downtown grime and glamour that is Lit. These forces combined and added up to something special. I like to think we played a part in the resurgence of a New York City metal scene, one which now looks stronger than ever.”
BrooklynVegan’s Fred Pessaro adds: “I can't tell you how many great bands I have seen over the years at Precious Metal. The series is responsible not only for the first appearances from some favorite bands but also many personal friendships forged in that dingy basement.”
The remaining Precious Metal shows are as follows: More...
MetalInjection has presented the exclusive premiere of Jar'd Loose's video for the song "Coming Like a Nightmare." Check out the video clip at this location or in the player below.
The Chicago band's debut album, "Goes to Purgatory," is out now on Cassette Deck Media. The album was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman (Weekend Nachos, Harm's Way) and mastered by Carl Saff (Unsane, Red Fang). More...
American Aftermath is presenting the exclusive premiere of "(Coming Like a) Nightmare," the closing track off Jar'd Loose's debut album, "Goes to Purgatory." Check out the song through American Aftermath or in the player available below. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"A recent Jar'd Loose review on Decibel Magazine's blog draws a comparison to the 90s noise rock of bands like Karp, Helmet, and The Jesus Lizard. 'Goes to Purgatory' was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman (Weekend Nachos, Harm's Way) and mastered by Carl Saff (Unsane, Red Fang). The album hits stores July 10 on Cassette Deck Media. An official record release show is set for July 14 at Ultra Lounge in the band's hometown of Chicago." More...
Chicago upstarts Jar'd Loose have announced the release of their debut album, "Goes to Purgatory," due for July 10th on Cassette Deck Media. Check out an exclusive stream of Jar'd Loose's "Busted," a track off "Goes to Purgatory," posted today on Stereokiller. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"From a city of musical innovators, Jar'd Loose present the next chapter in their hometown's history of heaviness. Jar'd Loose's sound is all their own -- thoroughly rocking yet left-of-center, totally new yet aligned with the spirit of their musical ancestors, from The Jesus Lizard to Entombed.
"At the core is teeth-clenching momentum -- brutish, hellbound noise-rock driven by Pete and Eva Bialecki's chugging freight train riffs and Phil Hardman's bare bones beats, built for maximum headbanging. Leading the charge is frontman Eddie Gobbo with a voice like no other. Former frontman of The Muzzler, Gobbo holds court with a tormented, raspy punk snarl that's one of a kind -- unhinged and real, spitting lines like 'I'd give my right eye / The left one stays with me / I'll take the land of the blind / There I will become king.'
"Atop this foundation, the band takes startling left turns. Riffs transcend all expectations, making detours into unforeseen realms -- what starts as a fist-banging dirt rock anthem shape-shists into an ebullient refrain or a haunting death rock dirge. It's Jar'd Loose's ability to rock out hellishly then pull the listener into strange new dimensions that makes Goes to Purgatory one of the most exciting debuts to hit the streets this year.
"Goes to Purgatory was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman (Weekend Nachos, Harm's Way) at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, and mastered by Carl Saff (Unsane, Red Fang) at Saff Mastering in Chicago." More...