Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BITERS - The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

Atlanta rock n' rollers Biters' sophomore album The Future Ain't What It Used To Be is set for a May 19th release on Earache Records.

Crank first single "Stone Cold Love," here:

"Stomping rock n' roll, sprinkled with stardust" is how Biters have recently been described – the Atlanta-based quartet makes swaggering, stadium-ready anthems in the spirit of the glam, power pop, and hard rock gods of the '70s, from T. Rex to Cheap Trick to AC/DC. But for a band pounding out the catchiest songs of the year, Biters are punks at heart. These guys are street-walkin' cheetahs whose strut and style transports us to a time when bands looked like bands and acted like gangs.

A 2016 feature in High Times described Biters' sound as "sugar and vice," referring to the band's mix of sweet hooks and raw, rockin' animalism. Sophomore album The Future Ain't What It Used To Be, out May 19th on Earache, takes this premise and makes absolute magic with it. The Future Ain't What It Used To Be is a timeless rock album, a parade of hooks and attitude and million dollar choruses – from the driving call-to-arms of opener "Let It Roll," to the dreamy fuzz of "Stone Cold Love," to the pure power of "Chasin' the Feeling."

The Future Ain't What It Used To Be was recorded by Dan Dixon (Wyldlife, Whores.), mixed by Dixon and Scott Stevens (Halestorm, Shinedown), and mastered by Stephen Marcussen (Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty).

Pre-order, here:

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Founded by frontman Tuk Smith in 2010 in Atlanta, Biters put out a string of EPs before landing with Earache for debut full-length Electric Blood in 2015. Smith has said, "I put Biters together to bring some style and substance back to rock n' roll. I wanted to do something super authentic, something timeless, something iconic. I wanted to do something classic. Corporate pop culture and fair-weather fads is just something I'm not interested in. I still choose to play rock n' roll because I still believe in rock n' roll."

Biters have toured with Ace Frehley, Social Distortion, D Generation, Buckcherry, The Ataris, and many more; they completed a European tour this month with labelmates Blackberry Smoke and will set out on a headlining US tour in May.

Biters, on tour:

May 19 - Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
May 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
May 21 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar
May 23 - Hamtramck, MI @ Smalls
May 25 - Toledo, OH @ Frankie's
May 26 - Rochester, NY @ German House Auditorium
May 27 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
May 28 - Cambridge, MA @ Sonia
May 30 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
May 31 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Jun 1 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Jun 2 - Harrisburg, PA @ Abbey Bar
Jun 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Jun 30 - Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard

The Future Ain't What It Used To Be tracklist:

1) Let It Roll
2) Stone Cold Love
3) Callin' You Home
4) Don't Turn this Good Heart Bad
5) Gypsy Rose
6) No Stranger to Heartache
7) Vulture City
8) Hollywood
9) Chasin' the Feeling
10) Goin' Back to Georgia


Tuk Smith - vocals, guitar
Matt Gabs - guitar
Phil Anthony - bass
Joey O'Brien - drums

Cover art by Alex Hagen

Band photo by Evan Bartleson

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