Press release -
ESCOBAR (FR) Brings "The Biggest Sound" with New Album Release
France's highly-acclaimed two-headed pirate beast rises from cold waters to bloody your ears with its third album of power-grunge rock n roll.
Escobar was formed in 2014 in Limoges, France, by Remi Lucas (Weird Omen, The Anomalys) and Charly Kayo (The Bushmen, Daria). The band’s 2015 debut, エスコバル and the 2016 second album, Bird Of Prey, saw the band touring all over Europe including big festival stages.
"The Biggest Sound" boasts, but backs it up with a cracking 12 track sludgefeast of sounds not heard since 1991 in Butch Vig's Madison, Wisconsin studio who engineered some the 90's biggest and best with Laughing Hyenas, Sonic Youth and Nirvana. Escobar hearks us back to that era of massive pedal stomping madness with fat walls of distortion and feedback with BIG buildups reminiscent of those classic slabs from Sub Pop and Amphetamine Reptile Records. It really does feel like 1991 all over again on this record probably because Escobar aren't hitting 50 years old like Dave Grohl is.
Escobar’s are not just a pretty picture to place prominently on your records shelf though. These French Rock N’ Rollers do it up dark and intense. This is a killer record, filled with anxiety driven, hook filled garage-sludge-punk that will instantly satisfy in the BIGGEST way.
Escobar's 2017 full-length album, is available exclusively for preorder NOW on 12" ORANGE VINYL through Dirty Water Records USA. Includes downloads.
Orders placed after the preorder period cannot be guaranteed on orange vinyl; all other orders will be on 12" black vinyl.
Preorders will ship the week of November 20, 2017.
The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, Country Teasers, Black Lips, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers, The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 184.108.40.206's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.
Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.