Hard-hitting heavy rock animals APE MACHINE, who recently signed with RIPPLE MUSIC, have announced their March 2013 SxSW Tour.
The tour comes in advance of the band's third album, Mangled by the Machine, which is set for worldwide release on RIPPLE MUSIC later this year. Dates are as follows:
3/8 - Portland, OR - The Know (w/ Sons of Huns and Bison Bison)
3/9 - Redding, CA - Bombay's (w/ Armed for Apocalypse)
3/10 - San Francisco, CA - The Knockout (w/ Hollow Mirrors and Buffalo Tooth)
3/11 - Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp (w/ Armed for Apocalypse and Horseneck)
3/12 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar (w/ Dirty Sirens, Wha?, and Roxy Jones)
3/13 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room (w/ From Dogs to Wolves, Keeping Shay and Red Complex)
3/15 - Austin, TX - Rusty's (Hype Music, Swing House, D'Addario Day Party)
3/16 - Ft. Worth, TX - The Grotto (Fuzzed Out! Fest with WoFat, Lord Fowl, Freedom Hawk, Mothership, Southern Train Gypsy, Been Obscene)
3/17 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace (with Black Empress, Been Obscene)
3/18 - Tucson, AZ - TLMS (with Been Obscene and TBA)
3/19 - Los Angeles, CA (tbd)
3/20 - Fresno, CA - Fulton 55 (with Style Like Revelators, Been Obscene and Rare Monk)
3/21 - Chico, CA - Cafe Coda (with Been Obscene and TBA)
3/22 - Eugene, OR - Sam Bonds (with Psyrup, Testface and Been Obscene)
3/23 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon (with Bitches Crystal, and Been Obscene)
Cover Art for Mangled by the Machine
"Blending equal parts rock 'n' roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia, Ape Machine is a band whose heart is steeped in the rich musical history of the late '60s and '70s. That doesn't mean they're some kind of hippie dippy throwback band. Ape Machine delivers their material with heavy metal muscle..." - Noisecreep.com
APE MACHINE have established a worldwide reputation with their effortless blending of Rock n' Roll, Blues, Stoner-Rock, and Psychedelia. APE MACHINE is out to pound the apathy out of otherwise jaded listeners with a wall of heavy Rock n' Roll. 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 70's and their asses firmly in the present" and "real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation" that delivers "true guts and glory rock and roll."
Keeping in line with their proud "retro" heritage, the new album, Mangled by the Machine, was recorded on analog tape and is being pressed from analog lacquers and plates, which will ensure the highest quality analog sound and fidelity.
With a catalog of underground releases, APE MACHINE has gained accolades, awards and a hard earned cult-like status. They have established themselves as the go-to band for those searching out more than just a few killer riffs; a foundation of heavy that will flourish under the Ripple Music banner.