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"Where There's Smoke There's Fire," the writhing second album from Columbia, South Carolina-based Burnt Books, is out today through Retro Futurist Records.
In celebration, the band's hometown record release show takes place tonight, and "Where There's Smoke There's Fire" in its entirety has been released via the Selective Memory webzine. Give it a listen below. Catch the band live supporting the album on these dates:
3/20/2015 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC *record release show w/ Glittoris
4/02/2015 Milestone - Charlotte, NC w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Pig Mountain
4/03/2015 Odditorium - Asheville, NC w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Uninhabitable, Spliff
4/04/2015 25 Watt - Richmond, VA w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Sea Of Storms, Slowing
4/05/2015 The Ottobar Upstairs - Baltimore, MD w/ Crazy Bag Lady
4/06/2015 Legion Of Doom - Columbus, OH w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Checkmate
4/07/2015 Fifth Quarter Lounge - Indianapolis, IN w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Torturess, Voidweaver
4/08/2015 The Bishop - Bloomington, IN w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Torturess, Wounded Knees
4/09/2015 The Stone Fox - Nashville, TN w/ Crazy Bag Lady. Sky Burial, Thetan, Subject/Rulers
4/10/2015 Poison Lawn - Knoxville, TN w/ Crazy Bag Lady
4/11/2015 Caledonia - Athens, GA w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Cinemechanica, Harsh Words, Savagist
4/12/2015 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Cinemechanica
5/02/2015 Caledonia - Athens, GA
5/19/2015 TBA - Atlanta, GA More...
Closing a two-year gap since its debut album, Columbia, South Carolina's Burnt Books has hooked up with independent label Retro Futurist, founded by members of Kylesa, for the release of recently completed second full-length, "Where There's Smoke There's Fire."
Burnt Books formed in October 2011, its members hailing from a variety of local bands. Matt Thompson and Troy Thames of Guyana Punch Line and Thank God joined Joey Parker and Chuck Sligh of Tunguska to create the blended driving force of Burnt Books, and the addition of Zoe Lollis brought beautiful yet brutal vocals to the fold.
After touring on a self-titled debut album which rocketed forth through At A Loss Recordings in January 2013, the band started writing with a more refined vision and focus. Burnt Books once again enlisted Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Lazer/Wulf) to produce the release at The Jam Room Recording Studio in the band's hometown.
An advance taste of the album is now online - check out "Stupid Game" below, courtesy of CVLT Nation. Due out March 20th, the track listing is as follows:
2. Shadow I Cast
3. Useless Emotions
4. Those Arms
6. Stupid Game
7. The Harm We've Done
8. Burn Virgin
9. La Rosa More...
Following its digipak/digital release in January via At A Loss Recordings, this week the label announces info for the pending LP and cassette versions of the self-titled debut full-length from Columbia, South Carolina's Burnt Books.
Both new formats are set to hit on September 24th. The first pressing of the wax will be made available in a run of 322 on clear gold wax with orange and black marble and 105 copies on black, and the cassette manufactured in bright yellow, so both heighten the bold cover art by Sam Ford (Black Cobra, Wizard Rifle, etc.). Pre-orders for both formats are up and running here.
Catch the band performing live on these dates: More...
Amidst bursts of regional touring throughout the East Coast and Southeastern states in support of the band's self-titled debut album, experimental punk act Burnt Books has released its first official video.
The visual depiction was directed by Matt Warthen for Warthen Media, filmed for the track “In A Shallow Grave.” The video doesn’t follow a complex storyline or involve complicated effects, but rather simply portrays the band in a very realistic live/practice setting. Check out the video below. More...
As their most recent rampage of live actions through the Southeast U.S. is wrapping up this week, punkmanglers Burnt Books now confirm a new batch of April shows throughout Florida and their home state of South Carolina. Dates are available below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Featuring a cast of locals who have done time in Guyana Punch Line, Thank God, .fuckingcom, Tunguska and more, Burnt Books’ smoldering message has been spread over recent months due to their heavy touring in support of their self-titled debut, released in late January via At A Loss Recordings.
"The frenetic energy of the quintet’s live shows carries through on the album, the whirlwind of eclectic punk, angular post-hardcore riffage and noise rock elements infiltrated by elements of artistic Americana where mangled, wailing and mocking vocals coalesce with angst-ridden guitars and even banjo segments. 'Burnt Books' was captured at The Jam Room with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle) and mastered by Colling Jordan (YOB, Twilight)."
Click here to listen to all of the self-titled "Burnt Books" at Invisible Oranges.
3/24/2013 The Farm - Athens, GA w/ Shaved Christ, Iron Lung
4/03/2013 Tin Roof - Charleston, SC
4/04/2013 1982 - Gainesville, FL
4/05/2013 Hold Tight House - Tampa, FL
4/06/2013 Churchill’s Pub - Miami, FL
4/07/2013 Will’s Pub - Orlando, FL
4/11/2013 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC
4/12/2013 The Radio Room - Greenville, SC
4/19/2013 Hunter Gatherer - Columbia, SC More...
With the band's self-titled debut album now just days from official release (January 29th), South Carolina’s Burnt Books today takes to the streets on a run of regional Winter live actions. Kicking off in Charleston, the outfit will riot throughout Georgia and the band's home state alongside Whores, ASG, Nuclear Blast Suntan, and more over the next two weeks.
Things will pick back up again in March with another load of Burnt Books dates, many still being locked down, with shows already confirmed with Old Lines, Shaved Christ, Iron Lung, and more throughout Georgia and the Carolinas.
With the self-titled debut album from Burnt Books nearing release on January 29th via At A Loss Recordings, today another new anthem from the album has been made available.
The ninth of the ten tracks on "Burnt Books," the caustic hammering of “Golden Gates, Golden Streets” is available for streaming through Cvlt Nation here.
As "Burnt Books" sees release in two weeks, the band will simultaneously be taking to the road in support of the album. Mainly being confirmed across the band's native South Carolina and across Georgia, Burnt Books has confirmed several new legs of regional touring over the next few months, with tons more still in the planning stages. More...
Today, Decibel Magazine jams the jagged opening track from Columbia, South Carolina's Burnt Books’ self-titled debut album, set for CD and digital release via At A Loss Recordings worldwide on January 29th, with a vinyl version to follow later in the year.
Check out the song "Selfish Friend" at this location. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Burnt Books formed in October of 2011 born from musicians from a vast array of previous and current local bands. Guitarist Matt Thompson and drummer Troy Thames came from both the 'smashist revolutionaries' Guyana Punch Line and experimental punkers Thank God (Thompson as bassist in both). Troy also participated in ex-Antischism/Initial State killers .fuckingcom. Bassist Joey Parker and guitarist Chuck Sligh helped provide the heavy riffage and crazy time signatures of Tunguska. Finally, Zoe Lollis had previously been performing solo shows utilizing only her banjo and voice.
"On their first album, Burnt Books’ noisy hardcore/punk comes to life with Lollis' growls, wails, and mocking tones coalescing with the high-paced and artistically-reconfigured punk/noise rock constructed of angular riff madness, with interludes of simply Zoe's clean vocals and banjo, all help expand the band’s whole approach. The nine-track album was recorded at The Jam Room with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle), was mastered by Colling Jordan (YOB, Twilight), and bears cover art by Sam Ford (Black Cobra’s Invernal, etc.)." More...
At A Loss Recordings has confirmed the pending release of the debut full-length from Columbia, South Carolina-based experimental outfit Burnt Books. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Comprised of a collective of scene veterans having spent time in previous area acts including Thank God, Guyana Punchline, .fuckingcom, and Tunguska, Burnt Books amalgamate their influences into a unique brew of angst-ridden, off-kilter punk mayhem. Amidst solid bursts of regional stateside touring since their mid-2011 inception, the band released their initial four-song demo early last year.
"Burnt Books hit the studio in mid-2012, shacking up with Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Dark Castle) to lay down the tracks which would become their self-titled debut full-length, the ten anthems then mastered by Colling Jordan (YOB, Twilight). Artist Sam Ford (Black Cobra, Wizard Rifle) was commissioned to handle the striking cover art enshrouding this sonic attack. At A Loss Recordings will drop Burnt Books worldwide on January 29th, with a vinyl version to follow later in the year.
"Stay tuned for new music from the record, stints of live excursions and more on Burnt Books to be announced in the weeks ahead."
12/12/2012 New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia, SC
12/13/2012 house show - Richmond, VA
12/14/2012 The Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
12/15/2012 The Bikery - Philadelphia, PA
12/16/2012 Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY
1/25/2012 Tin Roof - Charleston, SC
1/26/2012 New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia, SC More...