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Quicksand Announce New Album + Tour, Stream First Single

  • Axl Rosenberg

Back in April (which somehow simultaneously seems like a few days ago and a few decades ago), Quicksand released “Inversion,” their first new song in four years… but, alas, did not announce a new album.

But that changes as of right now. The storied post-hardcore band will release a new record, Distant Populations, digitally on August 13 and on vinyl September 24 via Epitaph Records.

Says frontman Walter Schreifels of the album:

“Everyone is on the one hand so connected with each other, and on the other hand, is so far apart. We’re checking out each other’s social media and we know what everybody’s doing. But when we’re sitting in the same room together, we’re looking at our phones.”

Adds Schreifels of the new single, “Missile Command”:

“It really kind of focuses on Sergio’s [Vega, bassist] whole motif in a very simple way. He and Alan [Cage, drummer] just have this really kind of trademark groove, and I think that really sings on this one to me. I just felt like it’s a kind of song that is very us, but we hadn’t written it yet.”  

You can check out “Missile Command” via the very cool animated video at the bottom of this post.

Distant Populations can be pre-ordered here. This track list is below, and HOLY CRAP THERE’S A SONG ABOUT EMDR. You either find that as amusing as I do or you don’t. Sorry to get so excited.

1.     “Inversion”
2.     “Lightning Field” 
3.     “Colossus”
4.     “Brushed”
5.     “Katakana”
6.     “Missile Command”
7.     “Phase 90”
8.     “The Philosopher” 
9.     “Compacted Reality” 
10.  “EMDR”
11.  “Rodan”

On toppa alla that, the band will hit the road in support of Distant Populations at the end of September. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 25. Here are the dates:

9/28   –  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
9/29  –  Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
10/1  –  Lancaster, PA  @ Tellus 360
10/2  –  Albany, NY @ Empire Live
10/4  –  Detroit, MI @ El Club
10/5  –  Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/6  –  Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
10/8 –  Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/11 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10/15 –  San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/16 –  Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
10/18 –  Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
10/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
10/21 –  Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/23 – Houston, TX @ Studio @ Warehouse Live
10/25  – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell)
10/26 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
10/27 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/29 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
10/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of The Living Arts

Quicksand Announce New Album + Tour, Stream First Single
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