Knitting Factory Presents
Tee Pee Records Showcase
Three of our finest have new albums out in the latter part of 2017. Toronto’s Biblical makes a rare foray below the border to present a set of their critically praised heavy psych-rock.
NYC volume-dealers Mirror Queen is next with their brand of 70’s inspired heavy prog riffs. And long-running and absolutely rocking The Atomic Bitchwax top the night!
We’ll spin tunes from Bitchwax’s latest and have other treats in store. Thanks for joining the party!
THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX (NJ; “Force Field” out Dec 8)
MIRROR QUEEN (NYC; “Verdigris” out Oct 27)
BIBLICAL (Toronto; “The City That Always Sleeps” out Sep 15)
New Jersey super stoner rock band THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX plays music that combines 60's psychedelic rock, and 70's riff rock with modern day progressive rock influences. Featuring core MONSTER MAGNET members Chris Kosnik (bass, vocals) and Bob Pantella (drums) alongside guitarist Finn Ryan, THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX (aka TAB) create killer tunes hailed as "designed to be blasted out of a drop top Camaro". Since its formation in 1993, THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX has inspired hundreds of developing rock and metal bands, but no group of musicians has come close to matching TAB's unique style of fun, frenetic and formidable rock and roll. Over the course of six full-length albums and multiple world tours, the band has perfected its unique style of NYC hard rock that High Times appropriately tagged, "thunder-boogie".
NYC volume dealers MIRROR QUEEN will release their new album, Verdigris, on October 27 via Tee Pee Records. A masterclass of riff-driven melodic hard rock, the LP is the follow-up to the band's 2015's LP, Scaffolds of the Sky, hailed as "a masterful mix of genre-hopping, chops and songwriting" by Verbicide.
Combining edgy, street-level rock ‘n’ roll with more cerebral elements of poetry and literature, MIRROR QUEEN rides hard and loud, kicking out the jams at every opportunity. Here the songs are expansive and lush in their textures, with ethereal songwriting full of crossing guitar lines and an insistent, demanding rhythmic throb. Featuring additional guitars from SWANS six-stringer Norman Westberg, Verdigris is a rock monolith, all dark delight and sinister pleasure, that demands headbanging and fists raised to the sky.
A mainstay in the NYC hard rock scene, MIRROR QUEEN has shared the stage with heavyweight peers such as Earthless and The Shrine and toured Europe with legends such as Uli Jon Roth and UFO. The group's driving music accelerates at the distinct point where NWOBHM and heavy Prog Rock intersect; a direct and definite delineation of an era when urgent metallic sound was the order of the day.
Toronto rock and roll band BIBLICAL will release its new album, The City that Always Sleeps, on September 15 via Tee Pee Records / New Damage. The band's sophomore full-length is a deep dive into sludgy psych rock that explores spaces, textures and tones beyond the outer limits. In advance of the record's release, BIBLICAL debuts the new single and video, "Mature Themes", which vocalist / bassist Nick Sewell calls, "a meditation on buried things; buried ideas, buried feelings, buried people." See and hear BIBLICAL's "Mature Themes" at THIS location.
Heavy, propulsive and totally hypnotic, The City that Always Sleeps is BIBLICAL at its weapons-grade best, leveraging rhythm and dynamics to explosive effect. Smashing supersaturated guitar riffs, piled-high psych production and the ghostly croon of Sewell unite to create monstrous music that fires off svelte, snaking grooves and turbulent, gorgeous chaos. Molten music for modern times!