ROYAL THUNDER ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE AND INTERVIEW FEATURED ON GOOGLE PLAY: ATLANTA QUARTET'S U.S. TOUR WITH VALIENT THORR KICKS OFF ON SUNDAY
Royal Thunder, who released their debut album CVI two weeks ago via Relapse Records, recorded an exclusive acoustic performance of "Black Water Vision" for Google Play and their accompanying Magnifier blog, which is available today here.
The performance and interview were recorded at SXSW and offer insight into the band's influences as well as the history of the female-fronted band. The interview can be found on the Magnifier blog here. Free downloads of the acoustic version of "Black Water Vision" and the album version of "Whispering World" are available at both links listed above.
CVI has garnered a great deal of praise with Spin calling the ten-track release "a stunning breakthrough and NPR saying the album " not only builds on the promise of a great EP, but it's also a portrait of songs that have been painstakingly lived in." Revolver said CVI is "essential" and described the band's offering as "a thick rock hurricane that spins soaring melodies and searing heaviness in almost every direction." Decibel featured the album as their June 2012 lead review describing the release "as magnificently compelling rock music that's anything but by-the-numbers" and Outburn saying the band is a "standout amongst their peers." The album is currently streaming in its entirety here.
Royal Thunder join Valient Thorr for a five-week trek across the US kicking off this Sunday in Richmond, Va.:
June 10 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
June 12 Huntington, WV V Club
June 13 Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose
June 14 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
June 15 Wallingford, CT Cherry Street Station *
June 16 Allston, MA Great Scott
June 17 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
June 18 Long Branch, NJ The Brighton Bar *
June 19 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
June 20 Chicago, IL Double Door
June 21 Detroit, MI Small's
June 22 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
June 23 Madison, WI The Frequency
June 24 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
June 26 Lincoln, NE Rye Room @ Bourbon Theatre
June 27 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
June 28 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
June 29 Boise, ID Neurolux
June 30 Seattle, WA El Corazon
July 1 Portland, OR The Star Theatre
July 2 Sparks, NV The Alley
July 3 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
July 5 Los Angeles, CA The Down & Out
July 6 San Diego, CA The Casbah
July 7 Santa Ana, CA The Constellation Room @ The Observatory
July 10 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
July 11 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad *
July 12 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
July 13 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
July 14 Columbia, MO Mojo's
July 15 Indianapolis, IN Birdy's Live
July 18 Chattanooga, TN JJ's Bohemia
July 19 Charlotte, NC Chop Shop
* Royal Thunder headlining date
Royal Thunder is Mlny Parsonz (vocals/bass), Josh Weaver (guitar), Lee Smith (drums) and Josh Coleman guitar).
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