ASG ADD ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES; OFFER FREE DOWNLOAD, “MOURNING OF THE EARTH” AVAILABLE VIA SCION COMPILATION
ASG, who recently released the critically-acclaimed album Blood Drive, have announced a handful of additional tour dates as well as a free download via Scion 10 Series Music Release.
The added dates include a stop with Mastodon on Aug. 14 at The Orange Peel in Asheville, N.C. and a pair of additional performances with Weedeater: June 29 at Zydeco in Birmingham, Ala. and July 6 at The Launchpad in Albuquerque, N.M. The band’s full tour routing is listed below.
The North Carolina quartet have also contributed a song to Scion’s 10th Anniversary compilation, titled “Mourning of the Earth,” the track is available for free download at https://soundcloud.com/scionav/asg-mourning-of-the-earth/.
ASG recently celebrated their highest charting and most critically acclaimed album to date, the breakthrough release Blood Drive. The twelve-song collection landed at #15 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and also had impressive debuts on the trade magazine’s Hard Music (#32) and Indie (#67) charts. The album is streaming via Bandcamp at asgnation.bandcamp.com.
Stereogum said “Blood Drive is a heavy album, no question, but it’s primarily a catchy album, full of resin-sticky summertime metal.” Revolver called the album “a catchy, melodic triumph of heavy music,” while Alternative Press asserted that “mentioning ASG in the same breath as riff-rockers Torche or Queens of the Stone Age is not only misleading, it might even be an understatement.” Artist Direct went even further saying “every now and again a band puts out a record that changes the tides for them” and continued by describing Blood Drive as a “tipping point moment.”
A video for “Day’s Work,” filmed by guitarist/vocalist Jason Shi, will premiere shortly.
Upcoming tour dates w/Weedeater:
June 27 Savannah, GA The Jinx
June 28 Atlanta, GA The Earl
June 29 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
June 30 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
July 1 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds
July 2 San Antonio, TX Korova
July 3 Austin, TX Red 7
July 4 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves (Free Show)
July 5 Norman, OK The Opolis
July 6 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
July 7 Tempe, AZ Pub Rock
July 9 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
July 10 Los Angeles, CA The Whiskey
July 11 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
July 12 Oakland, CA Oakland Opera House
July 13 Portland, OR Ash St. Saloon
July 14 Seattle, WA The Highline
July 16 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
July 17 Lawrence, KS The Replay Lounge
July 18 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
July 19 Nashville, TN Springwater
July 20 Asheville, NC Broadway
August 14 Asheville, NC Orange Peel (w/Mastodon)
September 5 – 7 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Festival
Photo credit: Josh Curry