Get Your War On

Landmine Marathon are good on record, but magnificent live. They have a 3-D aspect that wax/disc/MP3 can’t capture – flying spit, whipping hair, speakers pushing air. Even though they basically only have one song, it’s a damn good one. They’re one of the few bands I’ve felt like begging to play longer. The Arizona quintet embarks today on a short West Coast tour (dates below) to promote its new record, Rusted Eyes Awake, on Level Plane. Some dates feature distinguished guests – Graf Orlock, Cattle Decapitation, Trash Talk, Early Graves. I’m curious if the Marathoners will be playing Jackson axes, as per their recent endorsement. When I saw them, they were playing Gutierrez custom guitars with awesome upside-down cross inlays. The bassist’s fretboard had lights on it, too!

Red Days Awake (feat. Jonny Davy, JFAC)

– Buy –
Rusted Eyes Awake (CD)
Rusted Eyes Awake (MP3)

– Nov –
7 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe (w/ Graf Orlock)
8 Ontario, CA @ Granada Theater (w/ Graf O., Cattle D.)
9 Isla Vista, CA @ The Pink Mailbox (w/ Graf Orlock)
10 Oakland, CA @ Quarter Century Michael Jordan
11 Reno, NV @ The Eyeball (w/Farley Overdose)
12 Portland, OR @ Rotture (w/Elitist)
13 Medford, OR @ Johnny B’s (w/Ischemia)
14 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman (w/ Trash Talk)
15 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse Record Store (w/ Graf Orlock)
19 Phoeniz, AZ @ The Creephouse (w/Early Graves)