Dredg to release “The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion”


“The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion,” the new album from progressive rock heroes Dredg is out today on their own Ohlone Recordings through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group. Dredg is coming off a Top 15 debut on the German charts thanks to a growing fan base and heavy radio play of the first single “Information.” “Information” is Blender.com’s Featured Video Of The Day and can be seen here – Additionally, AOL is offering a full album listening party here. XBOX has has hand-picked Dredg as the Emerging Artist Of The Month for June, Check it out here! In addition, they will be taking part in XBOX “Game With Fame” promotions, where they will be playing Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 live against fans on June 28th. To coincide with that, Major League Soccer has selected the Dredg track ‘Saviour’ for a highlight package on MLSnet.com and are looking forward to working with the band in the future.

Aggressive and beautiful, visceral and thoughtful, The Pariah which is produced by Matt Radosevich, marks the Bay Area band’s fourth full-length studio album. On this release, Gavin Hayes (vocals, guitar), Drew Roulette (bass, moog, speak & spell, samples), Mark Engles (guitar) and Dino Campanella (drums, keys) combine to create equal parts punk aggression and metallic complexity – a sound that brings together the artistic instrumentation, haunting vocals and emotional intensity that is Dredg. Though driven by rhythms and guitars, The Pariah is far from a typical rock album. Inspired in part by Salman Rushdie’s essay “Imagine There’s No Heaven: A Letter to the 6 Billionth Citizen,” Dredg capture the madness of the modern world, particularly its battles over religion and science, within a musical missive to the future. Fittingly, The Pariah is packaged and constructed like a letter, its songs and instrumental interludes connected by eerie, evocative Wurlitzer piano-and-voice segments. Diverse and textured, these intentional imperfections allow some of Dredg’s mellowest recorded moments to mingle with some of their harshest.

Tour Dates:
w/RX Bandits
7/8/2009 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
7/9/2009 San Deigo, CA Soma
7/10/2009 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
7/11/2009 Tuscon, AZ Club Congress
7/12/2009 Tuscon, AZ Club Congress
7/14/2009 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
7/15/2009 Austin, TX Emo’s
7/16/2009 San Antonio. TX White Rabbit
7/17/2009 Houston, TX Meridian
7/18/2009 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
7/20/2009 Orlando, FL Club Firestone
7/22/2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
7/23/2009 Jacksonville, FL Fire Bird
7/24/2009 St. Petersburg. FL Jannus Landing
7/25/2009 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
7/26/2009 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
7/28/2009 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
7/29/2009 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
7/30/2009 New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
7/31/2009 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
w/RX Bandits & As Tall As Lions:
8/1/2009 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
8/2/2009 Montreal, Quebec Foufoune Electriques
8/3/2009 Toronto, Ontario Opera House
8/11/2009 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
8/15/2009 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
8/17/2009 Sacramento, CA Empire Event Center
8/26/2009 San Fransico, CA The Fillmore
8/29/2009 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
8/30/2009 Los Angeles, CA El Ray Theatre

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