New York City's influential hardcore outfit, Killing Time, is gearing up for the release of their first studio album of newly recorded songs in over a decade. The 12-song full-length release, Three Steps Back, will hit stores on February 9th, courtesy of Dead City Records.
Three Steps Back was written in the band's original practice garage, the same place where they wrote the tracks for their first demo in 1988, and their first full length, Brightside, in 1989.
The new record holds true to the Killing Time formula of hard-hitting, riff-heavy guitars and intelligent lyrics, backed by the pure passion that is synonymous with each Killing Time release.
The band has posted clips of four tracks off the new record on their official MySpace page (www.myspace.com/killingtimenyhc), to give fans a glimpse of the intensity that can be found on the long overdue, Three Steps Back. A video trailer for the new record can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6lVgG4QRtc.
The track list for Three Steps Back is…
1.) Flight Plan
6.) The Accident
7.) Rope a Dope
9.) Half Empty
The band will play a record release show in Brooklyn, NY on February 27th to celebrate the release of the new album.
Originally formed in 1988, Killing Time took the hardcore scene by storm with their now-classic release, Brightside, in 1989. Featuring former members of Breakdown and Token Entry, Killing Time's unique blend of hardcore, punk, and metal still continues to influence bands to this day.
Killing Time's past releases on In-Effect and Blackout Records have sold more than 100,000 units to date. The track "Tell Tale" was also featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, one of the highest selling video games of all time.
Miles Kurosky (Ex-Beulah) Announces Solo Tour And Album
Miles Kurosky (ex-Beulah) has announced national tour dates for March and April following the release of his solo debut, The Desert of Shallow Effects, March 9 on Majordomo Records / Shout! Factory. Touring with a full band, Miles will be hitting several major markets, including Austin, TX for SXSW. These dates will be the first chance in several years for fans to see Miles perform live. A 3-song EP preview of the album will be available exclusively on iTunes starting Tuesday, January 12.
For Miles Kurosky, former leader of indie-rock heroes Beulah, the six years since the demise of the San Francisco-based band have been tumultuous. In addition to writing the most personal and sophisticated music of his career, he got married, but also suffered from severe shoulder problems that made playing the guitar—and even lifting his arm—impossible and required two reconstructive surgeries. Then, just as he was recuperating, that horror was followed by kidney troubles that also required hospital time. "When you're having a surgery every few months for a couple years, you don't do anything, really," says Miles, explaining the lengthy break between Beulah's final release and his first solo. "You just kind of hang around. Your main thing is not being in pain."
For Kurosky, the period dominated by his illnesses and convalescence provided ample time for self-reflection and an opportunity to reassess his identity. "I wanted to evolve," he says. "We all want to be something greater than what we truly are when we stare at ourselves naked in the mirror." It ultimately emerged as a larger-than-life post-pop masterwork, its tracks a pastiche of all manner of stringed instruments and keyboards, horns and percussion—all in service to the voice and words of Miles Kurosky.
For fans of Beulah who've been wondering for so long now when that band's creative center would re-emerge and what direction he might take, The Desert of Shallow Effects, produced by Kurosky and former Beulah member Eli Crews (Deerhoof, Why?), will feel comfortable but also surprising and fresh. "To me this album sounds like a logical progression, almost as if I was still in Beulah and I took it to another level. I think it's different but only because I'm different as a human being and as a songwriter."
Miles Kurosky Tour Dates
March 16 - Dallas, TX - The Cavern
March 17, 18, 19 - Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 20 - Houston, TX - Rudyards
March 22 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
March 24 - Washington, DC - DC 9
March 25 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
March 26 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
March 27 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
March 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
March 30 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
April 1 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
April 2 - Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
April 3 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
April 5 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
April 7 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
April 8 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
April 9 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
April 10 - Seattle, WA - The Tractor