Anodyne recording artists THE ARCHITECTS have always had the perfect recipe for rib-sticking rock, and now they're preparing to baste audiences on a coast-to-coast tour with Burning Brides and The Bellrays in support of the third album VICE (release date: May 13, 2008). The national tour kicks off on May 14th in Aspen, CO (more dates to be added).
Following up to their critically-hailed releases, 2004’s Keys to the Building and 2006’s Revenge, The Architects return with a meaty blend of heart-throbbing drums, fist-pumping guitars, and gut wrenched vocals. Undoubtedly a result of the familial connection between the three Phillips brothers - Brandon, Zach on bass and Adam on drums with childhood friend Keenan Nichols on lead guitar, the album flows effortlessly like dinner conversation at a family reunion. Seated behind the console was Kansas City’s own Aaron Connor (2Pac, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Old Dirty Bastard).
Borne years ago from the ashes of seminal ska/punk upstarts Gadjits, The Architects are all grown up now, but that doesn't mean they've matured or tempered their sound. This is the sound of a band whose foundation is firmly planted in the rebellious word of rock.
Brandon sums up The Architects perfectly in saying, "Here comes an unpretentious, salt-of-the-earth rock band playing rock and punk songs into a scrum of glammed-up bands, screaming self-absorbed diary entries into their Pro Tools LE systems and quasi-artsy mumblers feverishly masturbating the back catalog of the Beatles for one last on-camera money shot. Now tell me how it is that we don't come out of this smelling like roses?"
Tour dates with Burning Brides, Bellrays
The Belly Up
Kansas City, KS
7th Street Entry
The Double Door
The Grog Shop
TT The Bear's
The Black Cat
The Soapbox Laundrolounge