Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor
The Los Angeles-based, retro garage rock trio SALEM’S BEND announce a multitude of happenings and events they have going on, beginning with news of their next studio album.
The new album ‘Supercluster‘ is set to arrive on all formats, via Ripple Music on May 24th, and we have the album artwork plus a new single to share with you. An extensive touring schedule is planned for the band, which includes runs in the U.S. with Mountain Tamer, as well as the United Kingdom and Europe with Psychlona, and includes some festival appearances.
The first song to surface from the upcoming SALEM’S BEND outing is entitled “Spaceduster“, a number with fuzz heavy riffs and magnetic grooves that covers a lot of territory in its almost five and one half-minutes running time. Starting out with a subtle intro, the song quickly becomes an explosive ripper, with scorching guitars and fiery jams before a total one-eighty into a heady psychedelic realm of sound. Can you dig it?!
Once again, ‘Supercluster‘ from SALEM’S BEND will be released May 24th via Ripple Music. Before it arrives, the band will embark on some incredible road treks, including the “Space Cowboys SXSW Tour 2019” with Mountain Tamer in the U.S. (with a SX Stoner Jam ’19 stop). That will be followed by a trip across the pond to join their label mates Psychlona for the “North European Tour 2019” with dates in the UK and Europe, including an appearance at DesertFest London. You can find the full itineraries to both runs listed below.
Bobby Parker – Guitar / Vocals
Kevin Schofield – Bass / Vocals
Zach Huling – Drums
– SALEM’S BEND Space Cowboys Tour 2019 –
w/ MOUNTAIN TAMER
Mar. 07 – Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
Mar. 08 – Ogden, UT – Brewski’s
Mar. 09 – Denver, CO – Bar Bar
Mar. 10 – Wichita, KS – The Elbow Room
Mar. 11 – Oklahoma City, OK – Blue Note Lounge
Mar. 12 – Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s
Mar. 13 – Houston, TX – Rudyard’s
Mar. 14 – Austin, TX – Spiderhouse, SX StonerJam ’19 [info]
Mar. 15 – San Antonio, TX – The Mix
Mar. 16 – San Angelo, TX – Deadhorse
Mar. 17 – El Paso, TX – Franks Rockin Cigar Bar
– SALEM’S BEND North European Tour 2019 –
May 02 – Leeds, UK – TBA
May 03 – Birmingham, UK – TBA
May 04 – London, UK – Desertfest London
May 05 – Bradford UK – Idlefest VII Brewery Tap (Psychlona Only)
May 08 – Ghent, Belgium – Muziekcentrum Kinky Star
May 09 – Essen, Germany – Don’t Panic Essen
May 10 – Esbjerg, Denmark – Fuzztival (Psychlona Only)
May 10 – Oldenburg, Germany – MTS Records (Salem’s Bend Only)
May 11 – Cologne, Germany – Stereo Wonderland
May 12 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Db’s Utrecht
May 13 – Herselt, Belgium – Pallieter Cafe (Salem’s Bend Only)