BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH
Keeping up a long-held tradition of bringing forth some of the heaviest music from the darkness of the Pacific NW, Seattle’s legendary Tad Doyle (formerly of TAD, HOG MOLLY), delivers his strongest songwriting and playing to date with his newest band BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH. This powerful trio of musicians, with Tad on guitar/vocals, veteran bass player Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (the Annunaki) has release their long-awaited debut LP in February 2015 on Neurosis’ own NEUROT RECORDINGS. BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH bring together the collective and extensive rock histories and experience of the three members in the worlds of punk, hard rock and metal.
Recorded at Robert Lang Studios and Tad Doyle’s own WITCH APE STUDIO in Seattle and mixed by Billy Anderson, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH’s self-titled full length consists of five immense songs, with two bonus tracks on the CD. The trio’s work on their debut offering is welcomingly unfamiliar, splicing serrated riffs through chilling post-punk drumming and hulking compositions which blow soulfully hot and desolate cold. Their long-form pieces present the kind of mature ideas and expansive progressions which outpace the listener’s short-term memory and lead you off the map; familiar landmarks like sludge, post-metal, rock all but disappeared over the horizon. The record begins with an ominous eruption of riffs forged from deep within the earth, with “Lava”, and continues on this path throughout; a mammoth, relentless spirit on a timeless journey. Authentic and authoritative, this album is as much a persistent thudding body punch of sonic destructive force as it is a thoughtful statement of awareness and the inescapable raw condition of life.
Since the self-titled full-length release in February 2015, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH have sold out of their first pressing of vinyl after just two days of the release. Subsequently, a second pressing on limited edition colored vinyl was released and has sold out as well. BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH have toured the U.S. West coast in May 2015 and later toured the U.S. East coast and parts of Canada as direct support for NEUROSIS in July and August 2015. The band also played as direct support for SLEEP at the “Southwest Terror Fest vol. IV – 2015” in Tucson, Arizona. BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH continue to gain momentum and have a reputation of consistently delivering punishingly heavy shows.