Los Angeles-based indie rock bandBeware of Darkness are pleased to announce the release of their debut album titled Orthodox. Released today, Tuesday, May 7, through Bright Antenna Records, the long-awaited album follows the band's well-received Howl EP and is a body of work heavily clouded with imagery and inspiration drawn from literary figures such as Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and David Foster Wallace. Throughout Orthodox, chief songwriter and frontman Kyle Nicolaides delivers scathing lyrical content in a snarling howl. Powered by the album's lead single, "Howl," a song that has cracked the Top 20 at Modern Rock and will be performed live on Conan on Wednesday, May 15, Orthodox is incredibly potent and precise, a collection of songs whose lyrics are meant to evoke reactions. Check out some behind-the-scenes footage from the band's very first trip to the UK recently premiered by Purevolume HERE.
Recorded at the Sound Factory and Valley Recorder in Hollywood, CA, executive produced and mixed by Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Nine Inch Nails), and produced by Greg Gordon and frontman Kyle Nicolaides, Orthodox proves itself to be a sensuous experience - aimed somewhere between the gut and dirty dive bar - but death, and its implications for the living, is wrestled with on nearly each of the album's twelve blistering tracks. Anticipation for the album has been building since the band released their beloved Howl EP last year that earned instant acclaim and launched the single "Howl," a song that has already hit Top 40 Rock Radio with over 26 stations playing it in regular rotation and whose video premiered on FUSE.
2013 is continuing to be a busy year for the members of Beware of Darkness - Kyle Nicolaides(vocals, guitar), Daniel Curcio (bass) and Tony Cupito (drums) - with "Howl" continuing to climb the alternative radio charts as well as forthcoming appearances on the Vans Warped Tour in the U.S. and dates in the UK and Europe. Having already shared the stage with the likes of Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Social Distortion, Deftones, Silversun Pickups, Tegan and Sara, Metric, AWOLNATION, Hollywood Undead, The Wombats, Middle Class Rut and others, the band will add more names to the list with performances on Warped, a string of radio festivals, and an upcoming tour through Europe with Smashing Pumpkins.
Beware of Darkness will be making the following U.S. appearances throughout May and June. Tour dates below.
07 - West Columbia, SC - The New Brookland Tavern
08 - Augusta, GA - Sky City
10 - Shreveport, LA - Riverside Warehouse
11 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
19 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range Festival
20 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
23 - New York, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall
24 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory
30 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
15-29 - 2013 Vans Warped Tour
01-31 - supporting Smashing Pumpkins in Europe