Wednesday, October 1, 2014
APE MACHINE announce fall U.S. tour dates
Portland, Oregon stoner-rockers APE MACHINE have announced fall U.S. tour dates in support of their latest record, Mangled By The Machine, which is out now via Ripple Music. (Order here.)
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Oct 16: Black Forest - Eugene OR
Oct 17: Witch Room - Sacramento CA
Oct 18: Eli's Mile High Club - Oakland CA
Oct 19: Redwood Bar - LA CA
Oct 20: Flycatcher - Tucson AZ
Oct 21: JRs - Sierra Vista AZ
Oct 22: Lowbrow Palace - El Paso TX
Oct 23: House of Rock - Corpus Christi TX
Oct 24: Continental Club - Houston TX
Oct 25: The Grotto - Ft Worth TX
Oct 26: Underground - Sante FE NM
Oct 27: Pub Rock - Phoenix AZ
Oct 28: Copper Door - Santa Ana CA
Oct 29: U-31 - San Diego CA
Oct 30: Prospector - Long Beach CA
Oct 31: Soda Bar - San Diego CA
Nov 1: Audie's - Fresno CA
Nov 2: Paddys Pub - San Jose CA
Nov 3: Elbo Room - San Francisco CA
The name Ape Machine is a nod to the days of reel-to-reel magnetic tape audio recording; a fitting moniker for the heavy-hitting quartet as the band plays through vintage tube amplifiers and lays down its songs using exclusively throwback quality studio equipment. With a heady mix of animal aggression and technical precision, Ape Machine's music carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock's glorious early years (or your Dad's bad ass record collection) infused with an exceptional modern sensibility. When the mystical lyrics of vocalist Caleb Heinze lock in with the band's stone-cold groove, Ape Machine demonstrates an earth-shaking ability to rock. A true four-piece, the group has been called "a rock and roll band with a finger on the pulse of the '70s and their asses firmly in the present" and "real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation" that delivers "true guts and glory rock and roll."
Blending equal parts rock 'n’ roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia, Ape Machine is out to melt faces and pound the apathy out of otherwise jaded listeners with a wall of heavy rock n’ roll tones unheard since the days of bell bottoms, long hair and blaring tube amplifiers.
Ape Machine's mission is to combine intense melody, cutting riffs and blistering live improvisation. Where many bands rely on meticulously rehearsed, just-like-the-record-parts, they provide a live experience that is as unique as each evening it shares with an audience.