When Battleme releases Weight On The Brain on October 8th, 2013, vinyl enthusiasts nationwide will have one more 10’’ to add to their Summer shopping list. Rooted in the heart of the 1990s revival resurgence, Weight On The Brain is set to ride a wave of noisy reverb swells and pounding floor toms, poised to keep the pulse of the band. Joining the ranks of groundbreaking bands like Grouplove and Silversun Pickups, who’ve recently helped radio sound like a dusted off record collection from the Pop Up Video era, Battleme’s retro sound has gathered the attention of Matt Pinfield and his Hivecast podcast, MTV Buzzworthy and music supervisors of Sons of Anarchy, Chuck and Criminal Minds.
Weight On The Brain will launch Battleme into a new era for the band. Upon release, the focus on the band will shift heavily from a DIY-electronic outfit to a traditional rock band setup. Of the new approach, front man Matt Drenik, commonly known by the band’s namesake stated, “As we started playing together, we started riding a lot of the songs out. We’d write new instrumental parts to glue the songs together. And pretty soon, the live show started taking on a more aggressive tone that was allowing us to perform without being tied down to click tracks. It was a natural progression.”
The 4 song EP, which will be released in both vinyl and digital form through El Camino Records, will accompany the band on their upcoming West Coast tour. Current dates for that tour can be seen below. More dates will be confirmed in the very near future. Battleme is available for interviews upon request.
You can post a stream of “Just Weight,” the album’s first single here.
9/20: Portland, OR – Bunk Bar (Weight Of The Brain Release Show )
9/21: Seattle, WA – The Sunset (Weight Of The Brain Release Show)
10/11: Everett, WA – The Patio @ SOL
10/12: Seattle, WA – The Tractor (w/ Grizzled Mighty)