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Earthless Announce Australian Tour w/The Shrine!

18 Nov

It’s official psych fans, California’s finest are returning to Australia for a 3rd time, and to mark such a glorious occasion, they’re bringing Los Angeles mega hyped garage punks, and fellow label mates, The Shrine with them.

Hailing from San Diego, Earthless have been spreading their psychic trans love energy all over the World since 2001, they’ve shared stages with the likes of Dinosaur Jr, Baroness, Dead Meadow, and Wooden Ships, just to name a few, and with the release of their 3rd studio album “From the Ages” (Tee Pee Records), which is highly regarded as their finest recorded output to date, it seems like there’s no slowing down, or turning back. The Earth is their oyster, no less.

If you’re unaware of Earthless, they’re essentially a high-energy rock n roll band with their influences heavily planted in the golden age of 60’s and 70’s heavy psych and Kraut Rock. They feature none other than Mario Rubalcaba on drums, one time Pro Skater, now full time drummer, Mario also plays for the likes of OFF!, Rocket From The Crypt and Hot Snakes.

On guitar they feature Mr Isaiah Mitchell, who as many would claim is an undisputed guitar virtuoso. Lastly on bass, Earthless feature Mr Michael Eginton, part time bassist, part time record storeowner, and full time dad!

This now brings me to The Shrine.

If you haven’t experienced this power trio, get ready, as they’re with out a doubt one of the most down to earth, coolest, and straight shooting skater punks bands on the planet. Forget about all that 90’s pop punk phony skater punk rubbish, these dudes are taking shit way back to where it all began. Imagine hanging out in Southern California in the mid 70’s with the Dog Town and Z Boys skate crew, then think of the best possible punk rock’n sound track to those times, what you have here is The Shrine. End of story!

Tour Dates:

Dec/Jan 2013/14

Saturday 28th: Perth @ The Rosemount Hotel

Sunday 29th: Fremantle @ MoJo’s

Monday 30th: Geelong @ The Barwon Club

Tuesday 31st: HEATHEN SKULLS NYE Party Fest The Corner Hotel – Melbourne

Wednesday 1st: Canberra @ The Basement w/ Tumbleweed

Thursday 2nd: Newcastle @ The Cambridge w/ Tumbleweed

Friday 3rd: Brisbane @ Crowbar w/ Eternal Elysium (Japan)

Saturday 4th: Sydney @ The Hi Fi w/ Eternal Elysium (Japan) + Dead China Doll

Sunday 5th: Melbourne @ The Hi Fi w/ Eternal Elysium (Japan), White Walls + Bad Visions