The band is back with ROIR and releasing their fourth album, Dub Trio IV, in October. As anticipation of this news set in, I've been revisiting their three prior albums, the aforementioned Another Sound Is Dying, New Heavy (2006), and Exploring The Dangers Of... (2004), each of which is demonstrative of rhythmic and arrhythmic brilliance and consistently ups the amplification ante. They get louder and stronger, so Dub Trio IV has a lot to live up to.
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Another Sound Is Dying was reviewed by Letters From A Tapehead in 2008.
DUB TRIO SET OCT. 25 RELEASE FOR DUB TRIO IV
BROOKLYN TRIO'S FOURTH ALBUM REUNITES BAND WITH ROIR;
COMES AFTER JOINING MATISYAHU AND MIKE PATTON'S TOURING BANDS
|Left to right: Joe Tomino, Stu Brooks, D.P.Holmes |
Photo credit: Michael Weintrob
July 19, 2011, NEW YORK -- Dub Trio, the Brooklyn Based trio who intertwine dub and metal, is set to release their first studio album in three years, Dub Trio IV on Oct. 25 via ROIR.
The instrumental outfit that has won praise from all sides of the music spectrum for their "spacious reggae grooves spiked with high-adrenaline punk rock" (New York Times) have spent the past few years as adopted members of other artist's bands. Following the 2008 release of Dub Trio's Another Sound Is Dying, the band joined Mike Patton's Peeping Tom and followed by becoming Matisyahu's live band for the next two years, traveling the globe with stops at the 2010 Winter Olympics as well as performances on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“IV was recorded after touring for 2 and a half years with Mike Patton promoting our last album Another Sound Is Dying,” explains bassist Stu Brooks. “It had been the longest duration of time in between releases. By the time we hit the studio, we were extremely hungry to put down the ideas. Most of the record was written while we were on the road. One of the most memorable and prolific sessions was in a small commune town in Brittany, France. One church, one bakery, and a cafe."
“When listening to IV you can hear that ‘dub’, as a concept and less as a genre synonymous to reggae, is at the core of the music, and while listening you’ll hear everything from metal to dubstep....there’s even a prepared piano track,” says drummer Joe Tomino. "As always, we aspire to create a visceral experience for the listener, and IV is no exception."
Dub Trio IV will be released on both CD and vinyl. The album was produced by Joel Hamilton (Sparklehorse, Blakroc) and reunites the band with their original label, ROIR.
The band will tour this fall with dates forthcoming.
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