Haunting The Chapel

Download Lose Lose Lose Fight Amp, Ladder Devils, Kowloon Walled City Three-Way Split LP

Multi-band releases can feel disjointed — a collection of cast-offs and studio rejects, etc. — but the material on Lose Lose Lose, a three-way split between noise-rock/post-hardcore crews Fight Amp, Ladder Devils, and San Francisco’s Kowloon Walled City, meshes in a way these things generally don’t. Probably because each band offered two new tracks with the others and an overall sequencing in mind, but also because the group’s share enough aesthetic similarities/overlaps for cohesion, enough differences for dynamic arcs. (It feels more like a bearded DJs mixtape than a pile of miscellanea.) You may be familiar with New Jersey (onetime quartet and now) trio Fight Amp, who released Manners And Praise on Translation Loss last year and sludgy urban decay-obsessed quartet Kowloon Walled City via 2009’s Gambling On The Richter Scale and their seemingly nonstop touring schedule. Philadelphia’s Ladder Devils are a new band featuring members of the Minor Times — these are their first recorded tracks. As with their old band, they offer plenty of opportunities for post-hardcore sing-alongs (albeit with a tad less burliness, no less heft). Take a listen. Download the entire thing for free, if you like.

Kowloon Walled City – “The Busker”
Ladder Devils – “Get OK”
Fight Amp – “Thankless”
Ladder Devils – “Leavers”
Fight Amp – “Old Soul”
Kowloon Walled City – “The Commuter”

01 Kowloon Walled City – “The Busker”
02 Ladder Devils – “Get OK”
03 Fight Amp – “Thankless”
04 Ladder Devils – “Leavers”
05 Fight Amp – “Old Soul”
06 Kowloon Walled City – “The Commuter”

Lose Lose Lose is out today (9/7) via Brutal Panda. If you want the vinyl, you can order it here. It’ll be pressed in an edition of 300 and comes packaged with a “silk screened poly bag and a 12”x16” fold-under insert.” There’s a record release show scheduled for 10/1 at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia. Kowloon Walled City’s touring before then with HTC pals Batillus. They meet up with Salome, Liturgy, Thou, and others along the way. The way:

09/18 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop (early show) #
09/19 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott %
09/20 – Providence, RI @ AS220 ^^
09/21 – Baltimore, MD @ Hexagon $
09/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks !!
09/23 – Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light ((
09/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Forward to the Apocalypse Fest
09/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Koenji House (2608 Magazine @ 3rd) **
09/26 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Rachel Haus **
09/27 – Birmingham, AL @ Magic City Wholesale !!
09/28 – Raleigh, NC @ DIVEbar Raleigh %%
09/29 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Reservoir %%
09/30 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter +
10/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie $$
10/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron ##

# w/ Batillus and Riff Cannon
% w/ Batillus, Disappearer, Riff Cannon
^^ w/ Batillus, Tongue Dynasty, Witch King
$ w/ Batillus, Salome, Oak
!! w/ Batillus
(( w/Batillus and New Brutalism
** w/ Batillus and Thou
!! w/Batillus and Black Hole Kids
+ w/Batillus and Lord By Fire
%% Batillus and Machete
## w/Batillus and Liturgy
$$ w/Fight Amp, Ladder Devils