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EMPTY FLOWERS Release Free Download and Stream of New Single “Quit”

| 23 July 2013 | Reply

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EMPTY FLOWERS, the east coast post-rock band featuring current and former members of CABLE will drop its sophomore album FIVE on August 9. In advance of the record’s release,MXDWN premieres the new track “Quit” while calling EMPTY FLOWERS new LP “darkly clamorous.”  “Quit” is available for both streaming and as a FREE download now at this location.

FIVE was recorded by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Rhode Island’s Machines with Magnets multimedia arts facility (Battles, Six Finger Satellite, The Body) and is the follow up to the group’s 2012 debut SIX which was called “immediate” by Pitchfork. In keeping with the tradition EMPTY FLOWERS started last year, the band will be releasing remixes of some of the new material sporadically over the course of 2013. Confirmed remixes are in the works from artists and collaborators such as Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu), Jeff Caxide (Palms, ISIS)

Stereogum, who previously named EMPTY FLOWERS’ debut LP as an “Album of the Week“, also gives music fans a taste of the band’s new album, premiering the title track and calling the song “a purposeful blare, pounding in a way that indie bands rarely pound anymore.”  Rock EMPTY FLOWERS‘ “Five” and then download the song for free now via Stereogum

EMPTY FLOWERS “FIVE” Track listing:

  1. Five (Stereogum premiere)
  2. I Get to Know Its Name
  3. Lousy Phil
  4. Time Feeds the Dose
  5. Car Fires
  6. The Water
  7. Quit
  8. Trained Not to Worry

Stay tuned to the EMPTY FLOWERS Facebook page for breaking news and follow the band and read about the recording / making of FIVE on the group’s official blog.

EMPTY FLOWERS features Christian McKenna (vocals), Randy Larsen (bass), Bernie Romanowski (guitar) and Andre Galiffi (drums).

“Empty Flowers, a post-rock band featuring members of Doghouse/Hydra Head-related Conn. metalcore group Cable, are reminiscent of Girls Against Boys, Honor Roll, Lungfish, and other older acts, in the way they meld speak-sing vocals to slinky minimalist repetition.”– PITCHFORK

Empty Flowers’ 2012 debut drew immediate attention from Stereogum and Pitchfork, who made comparisons to math-rock precedent Polvo and the post-hardcore minimalism of Lungfish, appropriate observations for a band whose core membership includes Bernie Romanowski and Randy Larsen of the established metalcore band Cable. Five spans eight weighty tracks-an increment up from Six’s seven-totaling to just under thirty minutes of dystopian jams, comprising raw-emotion diatribes of leadman Christian McKenna and titanic orchestral breaks, which steadfastly transform in characteristic slow-motion development.” – MXDWN

“Connecticut post-rock outfit Empty Flowers have a reputation that transcends their status as a newly formed band, as Randy Larsen and Bernie Romanowski are members of metallic hardcore turned Southern sludge rock group Cable…the sparer, more precise sound of Empty Flowers often evokes the way that snowfall can simultaneously muffle and amplify sound.” – EXCLAIM!

“In the way the band interlocks its splintered guitar-shards into heavy grooves, they recall Slint, or Polvo, or even Unwound. And in the way that frontman Christian McKenna floats his strained, piercing, mythic yelp over the band’s patient thud, I can’t help but compare them to Lungfish, a parallel I don’t mention lightly…they land in the same deep head-nod territory, and hearing a band so good at that sound gives the rare sensation of scratching an itch I didn’t know I had.” – STEREOGUM

Todd ‘ToddStar’ Jolicoeur

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