We Butter the Bread With Butter
LIONS LIONS, Honour Crest, Like Legends
951 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 5:30 PM / Show 6:00 PM
We Butter the Bread With Butter
German musical hybrid, We Butter The Bread With Butter (WBTBWB) have announced a North American headline tour for 2014. The 25 date trek (to happen in Feb and March) will find the band hitting both coasts and comes on the heels of their highly successful U.S. tour which just wrapped this fall. Joining them on the upcoming dates is Lions Lions (Century Media Records) and Honour Crest (Rise Records). Among the stops is an appearance at the highly-anticipated South By So What?! festival in Texas.
The band is touring in support of their latest full-length offering (and first official album release in North America) Goldkinder. The album, which boasts mixing assistance by the legendary Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Apocalyptica), takes WBTBWB's distinct heavy rock sound interjected with elements of metal and electro-pop to new heights. It's a sound that has won over U.S. heavy music tastemakers like Metal Sucks, HeavyMetal.About.com, Revolver Magazine, Metal Underground, Metal Insider, Guitar World, and CraveOnline, with the latter two premiering music videos in support of the album.
A true testament to the band's appeal in North America, though, was made evident when the full-length Der Tag an dem die Welt unterging cracked the iTunes Top 50 upon its digital release in 2010. This result is even more impressive when considering that this feat was accomplished without a domestic label, English lyrics or any U.S. appearance by the band.
For decades, "hardcore" and "post-hardcore" have become synonymous with dogma. For a scene that prides
itself on protesting society's perceived ills (e.g. racism, vice, commercialism), it ironically embodies another of
humanities least desirable traits: exclusivity. So it's quite refreshing when a band emerges from such a scene
singing the tune of open-mindedness and inclusivity and living a life that embraces both. "It's important to us, as
artists not to limit ourselves or our audience" states guitarist and founding member Brandon Davis. "Inspiration
can be found where you'd least expect it."
LIONS LIONS has lived this mission statement from Day One and have spread their message through relentless
touring, winning over fans one by one via their incendiary and acrobatic live show. Formed in 2008, when Davis
left his band Vanna, the lineup that would become LIONS LIONS began to take shape. Fueled by a desire to create
music of a different style, Davis reached out to a number of like-minded friends and artists and found that within
this intimate circle – Jon Kay on bass, Isaac Vigil on guitar and Danny Poulin on vocals – he had found his band. A
month into practicing, the band name was born. "Lions live together, hunt together, eat together – pretty much
do everything together. Needless to say, that's pretty much the way we are as friends, so when the word 'lions'
was brought up, it just stuck."
LIONS LIONS had the good fortune of playing a sold-out bill for their first show and have rarely looked back, self-
releasing their "Direction" EP and hitting the road for a slate of local and regional shows. Catching the eye of
indie Panic Records, LIONS LIONS released From What We Believe in 2010 and took to the road the following year,
touring the East Coast and then embarking on a full US tour. While in Reno, they met a guy named Joshua Herzer
who would prove invaluable; when the band's original singer Danny Poulin departed, Herzer tried out for the
position and became a part of the pride.
For LIONS LIONS' debut release on Hollywood Waste Records To Carve Our Names, Shep Goodman and Aaron
Accetta (Bayside, Forever The Sickest Kids, Get Scared) approached the band to produce. While To Carve Our
Names retains the relentless pace of their previous releases (which includes 2011's The Path We Take), it also
takes time to breathe. "Shep and Aaron helped us become better songwriters," states Davis adding. "They helped
us focus on the songs and really zone in on what aspects make a great song."
Although the Goodman and Accetta polish is apparent with songs like "The Rights Steps," "Grounded," and "Our
Colors," longtime fans need not worry about the band losing its edge: "Stable As Stone" and "Carry On" feature
some of the band's heaviest riffs to date. "Our record has a little bit of everything. We've always been open to
taking chances and exploring different genres so this album is no different," states Davis.
With To Carve Our Names in the can and the band out of the studio, LIONS LIONS goes back to what they do best:
hit the road. The band has toured North America with fellow road warriors For Today and We Came As Romans
and in 2011, they played Bamboozle and the Warped Tour. 2012 is already shaping up to be a banner year for the
band on the road, with full US runs with both Sleeping With Sirens and Comeback Kid on the books, LIONS LIONS
are prepared to work tirelessly to promote their new album and "carve their name" into the scene.
"The title of the record is about making your mark. Whether you're an artist, grocery store clerk, lawyer, or
gardener, it's important to leave an impression. Touring and recording music is our way of doing that."
A Metalcore/Electronica band tearing its way through the scene. With upcoming tours and a new album "Metrics" being released this Fall, expect huge things from this up and coming band.
Formed in 2009, in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas of Virginia, Honour Crest seamlessly blends fast paced beats into an electronica-metalcore hybrid.
Zach Fitzpatrick, Jimmy Dillon, and Cory Beaver perfectl
y compliment Luke Borza's aggressive vocals on guitar, bass, and drums respectively. Rounding out the five-piece and adding an extra dimension to their contemporaries lack is Chad Orange's electronics programming, fusing perfectly with the bands intense guitar work and vocals.
Honour Crest's live shows are more like parties with something for every music fan to enjoy.
Like Legends is six piece post-hardcore band from central New Jersey. Working hard to pour their hearts and souls into music they can be proud of. This family started making music together in April of 2011, playing show after show and perfecting their craft. Dedicated and stopping at nothing to achieve their dreams, the bands first EP "Them Vs Us" recorded by Johnny Franck (Ex. Attack Attack!) is out now and available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, Google Play, and Xbox Zune!