After previously premiering the staggeringly impressive tracks "Culture Bomb"
and "Ghost Town,"
we are drawing our series of premieres with L.A. garage outfit Beware of Darkness
with possibly the best track yet. "Holy Men" is the logical culmination of the literate garage/blues/classic rock sound we've been teasing from this band. With lyrics dealing with religion, sexuality, and guilt (we can add Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
to the obvious literary influences guiding Kyle Nicolaides' songwriting), Beware of Darkness continues to match their stellar guitar work and drumming with Nicolaides' ambitious lyricism. We would compare them to the White Stripes but their drumming is better than Meg White's ever was.
Their EP, Howl
is out this week, and you can purchase here at iTunes
. Also, they've announced a string of West Coast tour dates so while that's disappointing news to everyone this side of the Mississippi that is digging this group's sound, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to hear this band live if you live west of the Rockies.
4/21 Gallup, NM The Juggernaut
4/22 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
4/24 Denver, CO The Marquis Theatre
4/25 Salt Lake, UT In the Venue (Club Sound)
4/26 Boise, ID Neurolux
4/28 Spokane, WA The A Club
4/29 Seattle, WA El Corazon
5/2 Fresno, CA Fulton 55
5/3 San Diego, CA House of Blues
5/4 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
5/5 Las Vegas, NV Silverton Hotel & Casion (Outdoor Pool)
5/6 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Ampitheater