Netherlands photo by Nick Spadafora
Brooklyn, New York’s Netherlands are currently on an East Coast with tour Mouth Of The Architect after releasing their new album Audubon, which came out on Prosthetic Records earlier this year. For their tour diary they have graciously let us in on what has been going on during their trip with photos instead of a long written diary. Check out the pics and what the band has to say about them and the tour so far below.
Photo Tour Diary #3:
With the ability to travel somewhat leisurely from Richmond to Raleigh, we hosed at the Richmond Guitar Center for a bit; Ava played some basses and I noodled with a few possible new synthbasses (pictured.) we then caught a movie (Deepwater Horizon) which was actually pretty great. afterwards we decided that we all want Marky Mark to be our father.
Kings is a super nice club, with a monstrous sound system + we had fantastic food at a restaurant called Garlands downstairs (which turned out to be run by people from the rad psych rock band Birds Of Avalon!) Get the pork and rice bowl.
Grohg (from Raleigh) opened- they describe themselves as “blackened rock/ metal”, and they were fantastic, razor sharp; just a great fucking band. The rest of us (ZVI, Neth, and MOTA) did our thing(s) and it was a fun night.
Due to to hurricane related evacuations we barely were able to get local rooms for the night, and us and MOTA ended up all sharing 2 rooms at a Knights Inn. It’s 8am and everyone else is sleeping as I write this; we’ll probably all have breakfast together in a bit and then it’s off to Atlanta! -Timo
More on Netherlands:
Genre-bending New York-based band Netherlands sets out to share what VICE’s Noisey describes as “their own consistently excellent brand of punktastic choogle” in support of its latest album, Audubon, released on Prosthetic Records June 17th.Formed in 2009 by acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Timo Ellis – whose dedication to the NYC art and music scene has seen him appear on almost 100 albums (including notable recordings and collaborations with Yoko Ono, The Melvins, John Zorn, Weenand Gibby Haynes) – the band is rounded out with Zach Eichenhorn on drums andAva Farber on synthbass. Credited for “ushering in a new wave of metal pop” (Noisey) with their “super fuzzed stoner rock” (CMJ), the band has played throughout New York with zealous incendiary live performances that recall the brutality of hardcore along with foreboding atmospheric elements reminiscent of the early proto-metal greats. Having an expansive three dimensional style of work, the band has supported a range of acts including Napalm Death, Melt Banana, Mutoid Man and The Giraffes.
After a handful of recent shows with bands Retox and Spotlights, Netherland’s shows throughout October will be in support of Mouth of the Architect. Here, crowds will have the chance to see what Metal Injection described as “2016’s version of that band that everyone pretends they’ve been listening to all along, lest they have to admit that something this potent and immanently accessible has eluded their crate digger radar up until now”.
Upcoming Tour Dates w/ Mouth of the Architect:
October 14 – Nashville, TN @ The End
October 15 – Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar