[photo by Alex Jackson]
New Jersey instrumental/technical metal technicians EL DRUGSTORE, with current and former members of East Of The Wall and more in their ranks, have issued the first single from their impending album, The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas. With the record nearing November release through Nefarious Industries, the rampaging “Moral Curve” makes its public debut through an exclusive premiere hosted by Mathcore Index.
Six years after their Plague Ship full-length debut, EL DRUGSTORE returns with The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas. The bizarre nature of the steady lineup of Rolando Alvarado, Kevin Conway, and Seth Rheam douses the listener with thirty-six dense minutes of explosive, organic new material. The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas was recorded by Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and Chris Alfano at Volume Fact (East Of The Wall), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Toxic Holocaust, Torche, Eye Of Nix), and completed with art and layout by Bryan Elkins.
Offers EL DRUGSTORE’s Kevin Conway, “’Moral Curve’ was born out of a riff that Seth and I stumbled upon while fucking around at rehearsal. From there, it took on a life of its own and encapsulates a lot of anger and frustration I was feeling at the time. I think this song is a good representation of the direction the material for this album took, which to me is a bit more direct and less cartoonish than our previous output, while still maintaining the off-kilter dissonance that naturally occurs when the three of us make music together.”
Writes Mathcore Index in part, “…The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas sees the band honing in on the heavier, more head-spinning aspects of their sound, and increasing them tenfold. Fans of Dysrhythmia, Don Caballero, and Keelhaul will want to pay close attention.” The site offers specifically of the “Moral Curve” single, “The track will immediately ensnare you with its jagged, yet groove-laden riffs, and dissonant, Gorgutsian lurches.”
Stream EL DRUGSTORE’s “Moral Curve” only at Mathcore Index RIGHT HERE.
Watch additional audio and visual samples from the album to be issued in the coming days.
EL DRUGSTORE has been making an unnecessary amount of noise since 2008. The trio is devised by the corrupted intellect of guitarist Kevin Conway (ex-East Of The Wall), drummer Seth Rheam (East Of The Wall), and bassist Rolando Alvarado (Vandelles). The band’s debut recording Dope Soaked And Wow // Silver Medals For Everyone, a split full-length with cohorts A Fucking Elephant, was released in July 2011 and marked the inauguration of their conjoined independent label, Nefarious Industries. Plague Ship, the band’s first full-length effort, set sail on the very last day of 2013.
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