The Locust Announce First Show in Four Years, New Album Planned


Where were you when you first heard The Locust? I was in college, living with my band in an environment where music flowed freely, when our singer brought home a copy of Plague Soundscapes. I’d never heard anything like it, and it blew my mind.

I never did get to see the band live before they went on hiatus in 2007. They got back together in 2013… but I’m a lazy piece of shit and didn’t see them then either.

That’s not likely to change this year, but those of you in or around L.A., be warned: don’t repeat my folly! The Desert Daze festival just announced that The Locust will perform for the first time in four years this October, and I can only hope this means they’ll eventually make it to the East Coast, too.

Based on what bassist/co-vocalist Justin Pearson told Brooklyn Vegan, I will indeed have a chance to right my past wrongs:

“We do plan to play more, and function as a normal band again, with new material, and new uniforms as well. I guess the world is getting more and more fucked up, so we need to do our part to set things straight.”

Amazing news! Stay tuned for more. And for those of you out west, pick up your tickets for Desert Daze here. The event runs from October 10th through 13th and will also feature the Wu-Tang Clan, Ween, The Flaming Lips, Devo, Stereolab, Pussy Riot and Lightning Bolt, among others.

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