Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Dredg land in New York City for two shows!
Thursday, July 30 at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza and Friday, July 31 at the Bowery Ballroom.
Aggressive and beautiful, visceral and thoughtful, THE PARIAH (produced by Matt Radosevich), marks the Bay Area band’s fourth full-length studio album. On this release, the band combines 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. It's the album Dredg has been working toward their entire career.