Red Fang, who recently released their fourth album, Only Ghosts, via Relapse Records, kicked off their first U.S. tour in support of the album this month. The band will roll through the Treasure Valley as the mini-tour winds down with a December 15 show at The Neurolux. Joining the Portland quartet will be Torche and Whores. Tickets are still available for only $17.
The Portland–based rock band worked with producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, The Cure, Slipknot) and mixer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins) on Red Fang‘s new 10-song album. “We wanted to leave Portland so we could be a little more immersed in the process, instead of having to think about going to get groceries and stuff,” explained Aaron Beam in a recent Revolver interview of working at Ross Robinson’s Venice, Calif. studio.
In the week’s leading up to Only Ghosts’ release, Red Fang also created a tremendously clever video about wronged comic book collectors seeking Predator-style vengeance, “Shadows”, partnered with Stumptown Coffee Roasters for a tour only blend dubbed “The Deep” after the song of the same name and lent their music to Pabst Blue Ribbon’s retro pinball machine, The Can Crusher.
Atlanta natives Whores. are currently touring in support of their latest effort, Gold, released October 28 through eOne Music. The band recently debuted a new music video for their track “I See You Are Also Wearing a Black T-Shirt.” Directed by Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang, Iron Reagan), this is the first time the band has done a music video. “Mastodon let us use their space to film, and Whitey is pretty much the coolest dude ever,” says frontman and guitarist Christian Lembach. “so it was just a matter of us doing what we do best: sweat and scream in a basement.”