Richmond bands continue to get regular notice from national media outlets.
Recently, NPR ran this piece, "What's Past is Present on Two New Puerto Rican Albums" that looked at the new album by Miramar, "Dedication to Sylvia Rexach." That release has been garnering widespread praise and was recently the top selling Latin pop album on Amazon. We talked to them for a Style article a few weeks ago.
And today, local metal outfit Inter Arma was streaming it's new album, "Paradise Gallows" at NPR Music, which gave the release a glowing review.
From the review:
"This is a huge record in scope and sound, with instrumental passages that take their time even as they destroy. With Paradise Gallows, Inter Arma both expands and contracts the realms of extremity."
Neither band has any local shows scheduled but both have been busy hitting the road on tour.
Inter Arma heads out next week with Withered. Here are those dates:
Jul 5 Washington, DC DC9
Jul 6 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
Jul 8 NYC/Brooklyn, NY St Vitus
Jul 9 Boston, MA Great Scott
Jul 10 Buffalo, NY Waiting room
Jul 11 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Jul 12 Detroit, MI Pike Room
Jul 13 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Jul 14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
Jul 15 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Jul 16 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
Jul 19 Seattle, WA Barboza
Jul 20 Portland, OR Dour Fir
Jul 22 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
Jul 23 Glendale, CA Complex
Jul 24 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Jul 25 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
Jul 28 San Antonio, TX Limelight
Jul 29 Austin, TX Sidewinder
Jul 30 Dallas, TX Three Links
Jul 31 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
Aug 1 Birmingham, AL Spring Street Firehouse
Aug 2 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Aug 3 Asheville, NC Mothlight