Post-Built To Spill tour, RevoltRevolt releases video for “Flares,” the first single off of the band’s new Latah Nights (Spark & Shine Records)

By on September 18, 2012
RevoltRevolt’s Latah Nights follows in the vein of noise-soaked pop and driving rhythms established on the Boise, Idaho mainstay’s debut effort, Chordata, but takes the band into far more nuanced sonic dimensions. Returning to the studio with famed
(Mudhoney, Presidents of USA, Young Fresh Fellows) producer Conrad Uno afforded the band a chance to use their previous work and
extensive road experience as a starting point to blaze new territory, drawing the listener into a more evolved journey of the musical spectrum, and exploring new depths of lyrical subtlety, from hook driven noise-pop gems (“It Echoes On”), to dark meditations on life and mortality (“Hell Has its Roads”). The release of Latah Nights finds RevoltRevolt as a band at the height of their craft, sights aimed on an ever-expanding horizon of artistic discovery.
The music video for “Flares” off of RevoltRevolt’s Latah Nights:
RevoltRevolt formed in 2007, headed by front man Chris Bock, a seasoned veteran of the Boise music scene, backed by fellow Boisean Jason Serna on drums, and Seattle bassist Ben Brunn of The Nevada Bachelors. For the next year and a half, the band toured the western states extensively, honing their sound and preparing material for their debut album, Chordata, recorded by producer Conrad Uno, of Presidents of USA fame. Released in 2009 by Spark and Shine, the record firmly established the band’s driving, noise drenched, but surprisingly nuanced sound, garnering comparisons to such acts as Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, and Guided by Voices. Without hesitation, the band proceeded on a brutal touring schedule that took them on six trips across the country, culminating in a string of 43 US shows with Warner Bros. artists Built to Spill.
Upon return from the Built to Spill tour, RevoltRevolt took some time to work on new material, and Bock soon found himself touring through a series of personnel changes, including a rotation of drummers and a short time with a new bassist. When the dust settled, Chris Bock and Ben Brunn remained as original members, joined by drummer Ben Wieland of Jumping Sharks, and guitarist Ralph Mugot of Hungry for More. With the new lineup, RevoltRevolt headed out on a western states tour with Jumping Sharks, including unofficial SXSW shows in Austin, Texas. RevoltRevolt used this time to hone their live sound and prepare for release of their blistering second album, Latah Nights.
Tour Dates:
9/13/12 – Backwater Blues – Tulsa, OK
9/14/12 – Light Bulb Club – Fayetteville, AR
9/15/12 – RT’s Lounge – Wichita, KS
9/16/12 – Lion’s Lounge – Denver, CO
9/17/12 – Sabrosa’s – Grand Junction, CO


Author: DaveHHM

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