SMP is back.
After a year in cold-storage, Seattle industrial punk/rock/hip-hop mainstays Sounds of Mass Production are alive, well and ready to hit the road.
And this time, they're not alone.
Starting August 28, SMP will be tearing up freeways along with industrial hardcore outfit Stiff Valentine (Vancouver, Canada) for the Blood Trails Tour.
Hitting 14 cities across the West Coast, Blood Trails will bring audiences anger, empathy and electronics, mixed with heaps of crunchy guitars and
Sure, the economy's in the toilet, the music industry is a cratered moonscape and we're all left wondering if the next paycheck will be the last. But what
are you gonna do, hide under your bed?
We're not, and neither should you.
Sounds of Mass Production
SMP, aka Sounds of Mass Production, is a Seattle based industrial-rock band, with heavy rap and punk influences. Their most current record, "The Treatment"
was produced by Wade Alin of Christ Analogue. SMP’s previous five releases are “Crimes of the Future” (2004), "Hacked" (2001), "Terminal" (2002 & 2000),
"Ultimatum" (1998) and "Stalemate" (1995).
Evolve or die. Since its founding in San Antonio, Texas in 2002, Stiff Valentine has done just that, growing from a bloody and confrontational one-man
performance art concept to its current form: a four-piece industrial punk juggernaut that calls Vancouver, B.C. home. Led by "Loud" Chris DeMarcus, SV
tackles dance floors and mosh pits alike with heavy riffs, thumping beats, throat-tearing vocals and its not-so-secret weapon: a sense of humour.
Stiff Valentine's 2009 album, Industrial Metal Disco, weaves stories of rage, frustration and sadness at a 21st Century choking to death on its own boredom.
The album builds on DeMarcus's work with several industrial rock groups and features the skilled electronic manipulation of Craig Huxtable (FLA, Noise Unit,
Landscape Body Machine). The band plans to wake up audiences across the continent in the coming year, with Canadian and U.S. tours in the works. Don't be
surprised if you see them screaming through loudspeakers outside of a closed-down night club in Albuquerque, New Mexico, or banging trashcans in a snow
castle near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Whatever it takes.
Aug. 28, 2009 – Seattle, Washington
Aug. 29, 2009 – Portland, Oregon
Aug. 30, 2009 – Eugene, Oregon
Aug. 31, 2009 – San Fransisco, California
Sept. 1, 2009 – Las Vegas, Nevada
Sept. 2, 2009 – Phoenix, Arizona
Sept. 3, 2009 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sept. 4, 2009 – Denver, Colorado
Sept. 5, 2009 – Salt Lake City, Utah
Sept. 6, 2009 – Idaho Falls, Idaho
Sept. 7, 2009 – Boise, Idaho
Sept. 8, 2009 – Vancouver, British Columbia
Promoters can contact Trafik Records Booking via firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-916-1441