Sure, free beer and gratuitous sex are great reasons to be in a garage band. But the holy grail, of course, isn't getting zonked or getting laid -- it's getting signed. And that's just what 29th St. Disciples have done. The foursome have been grinding in the trenches of Denver's punk scene and making ears bleed for nearly three years now. The hard work and the band's fierce approach to aural mayhem have finally paid off, translating into a record deal with Ron Feldman of Zodiac Killer Records out of Cheyenne, Wyoming, the label which is also home to Colorado Springs' Nicotine Fits.
"Ron's taking this worldwide," declares guitarist Eli Molyneux. "And we're pumped to be label mates with some of the big names -- the exposure's gonna be killer."
OK, by "worldwide" he means limited North American distribution
and hitting some of the larger markets in Europe. Not exactly planetary domination. Still, the band's stripped down, reductive ferocity dovetails nicely with Zodiac Killer's lineup -- and Molyneux is right: It doesn't hurt to be aligned with an imprint that's handled records from Antiseen and Electric Frankenstein, among others.
The self-titled album, says Molyneux, will have twelve bludgeoning tracks and is expected to drop on Tuesday, March 19. No release party has been announced yet, but you can catch the Disciples on Sunday, Febuary 1, at the Larimer Lounge for a "Fuck the Super Bowl" party.
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