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Progressive rock heroes Dredg are gearing up to release their fourth studio album, The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion, out on June 9th on their own Ohlone Recordings through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group. The band’s MySpace page is debuting a stream of their new single, “I Don’t Know” which is now available on iTunes starting today here. The band is currently on the west coast leg of their two-month long headlining tour which includes stops all over their home state of California, including local San Francisco shows on May 19th & 20th. Full list of dates is below.
Dredg has also been hand-picked as the XBOX Live Emerging Artist Of The Month for June. In addition, they will be taking part in XBOX “Game With Fame” promotions, where they will be playing Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 live against fans on June 28th. To coincide with that, Major League Soccer has selected the Dredg track ‘Saviour’ for a highlight package on MLSnet.com and are looking forward to working with the band in the future.
Aggressive and beautiful, visceral and thoughtful, The Pariah which is produced by Matt Radosevich, marks the Bay Area band’s fourth full-length studio album. On this release, Gavin Hayes (vocals, guitar), Drew Roulette (bass, moog, speak & spell, samples), Mark Engles (guitar) and Dino Campanella (drums, keys) combine to create equal parts punk aggression and metallic complexity – a sound that brings together the artistic instrumentation, haunting vocals and emotional intensity that is Dredg. Though driven by rhythms and guitars, The Pariah is far from a typical rock album. Inspired in part by Salman Rushdie’s essay “Imagine There’s No Heaven: A Letter to the 6 Billionth Citizen,” Dredg capture the madness of the modern world, particularly its battles over religion and science, within a musical missive to the future. Fittingly, The Pariah is packaged and constructed like a letter, its songs and instrumental interludes connected by eerie, evocative Wurlitzer piano-and-voice segments. Diverse and textured, these intentional imperfections allow some of Dredg’s mellowest recorded moments to mingle with some of their harshest.
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