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“Biffy Clyro” always sounded like some kind of degenerative vaginal disease to me, but in fact it’s the name of an awesome 3-piece heavy rock band from Scotland. 2007’s Puzzle was something of a masterpiece; I loved the way it sounded and I loved the songs, and I listened to that album a whole lot that year. Axl and I saw them play live shortly after the release of that album and the band absolutely fucking smoked. News of a new Biffy Clyro album isn’t exactly “news” to those in the UK, but Only Revolutions will finally receive a U.S. release on March 9th, exclusively on iTunes.

According to, Only Revolutions was produced by GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and BC’s prior album Puzzle) and mixed by Andy Wallace (a bazillion great bands), so you know it’s going to sound great. The album also features the orchestration of multi Grammy-winning composer David Campbell; the orchestrations on Puzzle were part of what made it so special so I’m glad to see they’re keeping that element of their sound intact.

Can any of our UK readers tell us what to expect from Only Revolutions? Is it a worthy successor to Puzzle?

Here’s the video for “That Golden Rule,” the album’s first single. Check out Biffy Clyro on MySpace for more. After the jump, peep a list of Biffy Clyro U.S. tour dates scheduled for March and April.


March 6 — The Marquee — Tempe, AZ
March 7 — House of Blues — San Diego, CA
March 9 — Troubadour — West Hollywood, CA
March 10 — Troubadour — West Hollywood, CA
March 11 — Great American Music Hall — San Francisco, CA
March 12 — Hawthorne Theater — Portland, OR
March 13 — The Showbox — Seattle, WA
March 15 — Knitting Factory — Boise, ID
March 19 — Beaumont Club — Kansas City, MO
March 20 — The Slowdown — Omaha, NE
March 21 — Varsity Theater — Minneapolis, MN
March 23 — Metro — Chicago, IL
March 24 — St. Andrews Hall — Detroit, MI
March 25 — Mr. Small’s Theatre — Pittsburgh, PA
March 26 — Water Street Music Hall — Rochester, NY
March 27 — The Mod Club Theatre — Toronto, ON
March 29 — Northern Lights — Clifton Park, NY
March 30 — Paradise Rock Club — Boston, MA
March 31 — Chameleon — Lancaster, PA
April 1 — Toad’s Place — New Haven, CT
April 2 — The Fillmore — New York, NY
April 3 — The Trocadero — Philadelphia, PA
April 5 — The Recher Theatre — Towson, MD
April 6 — The NorVa — Norfolk, VA
April 7 — Cat’s Cradle — Carrboro, NC
April 8 — The Music Farm — Charleston, SC
April 9 — Jillian’s — Columbia, SC

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