Our favorite band of Mikes is back. In many ways, for the first time. You may remember Push-Pull’s previous effort 3 EP released back in 2007. When we consider Push-Pull’s 3 EP next to their new Between Noise and the Indians our reaction is simply: “What the fuck happened?” What’s happened is not so much a transition as it is an expansion and refinement of the band’s earlier sound. What’s clear is that this band has come into their own. Push-Pull have arrived.
The new album combines grandiose riffs and complex arrangements into an impressivingly anthemic album. Push-Pull has a sound that lies somewhere between high-brow prog and low-brow, PBR-soaked basement punk – – a sound which Skyscraper Magazine insists, “sounds nothing like Shellac, Big Black, or the Wipers” but which remains “bizarrely good”. With “Between Noise…” one can hear hints of everything from Fugazi, Jackson 5, Melvins, or King Crimson.
On June 23, 2009 the new full-length – years in the works – will finally be released on CD via Joyful Noise. In addition to the CD, we will be releasing a limited run of original artwork peices from Mark Rice – who did the artwork for the album. These unique hand-made peices of art will be limited to 33 units, and will be sold with digital download codes of the entire album. More on this soon.
You can sample a song here: Wright, Right? (mp3)
Read all about the album HERE
Also, the band is touring soon, and will be doing two local release shows in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Here are the dates:
April 17, 2009 – Bloomington, IN @ The Video Saloon w/Early Day Miners and ROOMS
May 14, 2009 – Bloomington, IN – BETWEEN NOISE AND THE INDIANS CD RELEASE SHOW! @ Russian Recording w/ Valina and Prizzy Prizzy Please
June 2, 2009 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird w/The Coke Dares, Post Honeymoon and Prizzy Prizzy Please
June 4, 2009 – Columbus, OH @ The Carabar w/The Kyle Sowashes
June 5, 2009 – Indianapolis, IN – BETWEEN NOISE AND THE INDIANS CD RELEASE SHOW! @ Melody Inn w/ The Coke Dares, We Are Hex and ROOMS
June 6, 2009 – Indianapolis, IN – BESTFEST! @ Moria/Halloween House
June 6, 2009 – Chicago, IL @ Union Rock Yards: EA PRF BBQ FEST!
June 7, 2009 – TBA
June 8, 2009 – Louisville, KY @ The Cathouse w/ The Invaders!
June 9, 2009 – Nashville, TN @ TBA
June 10, 2009 – Carbondale, IL @ TBA w/ Gods On Safari
June 11, 2009 – Lawrence, KS @ TBA
June 12, 2009 – Madison, WI @ TBA
June 13, 2009 – Elgin, IL@ TBA