Soldiers Of Fortune, feat. Members of Oneida, Interpol, & more, Stream New Album Early Risers via Noisey
Out November 6 on Mexican Summer
Album Guest Stars Include
Stephen Malkmus & Cass McCombs
Album Release Party in NYC on November 4
“The best anti-band in history.” – Noisey
Soldiers Of Fortune began as an anti-band and since their creation have grown into one of the most recognized indie superbands, combining members of powerhouses like Oneida, Chavez, and Interpol. This Friday, November 6th, their second LP Early Riserswill be released via Mexican Summer and today the album is streaming in full on Noisey.Early Risers is available for pre-order on iTunes or Amazon with instant downloads of their past three singles, “Nails”, “Old Roman Wall” featuring Cass McCombs, and “Campus Swagger” featuring Stephen Malkmus.
In the beginning, SOF’s only goal was to play a rare show every now and then that they could assault, terrorize, and shred, but after meeting with Keith Abrahamsson and learning what his label Mexican Summer was all about SOF conceded and signed a deal. Months later, in August, they were in an unfinished Gary’s Electric studio on the hottest three days of 2010, and somehow walked out of the studio with a 12” called Ball Strenth.
Now here they are another five years, very few shows, or LPs sold, later: in 2013 the band got bamboozled by Keith into a SECOND recording sesh (WTF!?!), but this time were offered “undisclosed” amounts of studio time alongside the usual “carte blanche”. This of course meant string sections were hired, arrangers and composers enlisted, backup singers hit on, music biz lawyers attending mixing sessions, blowouts between the band and food delivery men, coffee pouring into the bass amp etc. After three weeks of this SOF aborted EVERYTHING, took a six-month hiatus to get over their collective S.E.N.D. (Sophomore Effort Narcissism Disease), fell back in the studio and recorded a dozen embryonic ‘song ideas’, rather than jams, over an afternoon. They then called up friends who know how to sing and finished up the damn thing in three days.
The result is an LP called EARLY RISERS, and beyond the core troupe consisting of Brad Truax (so many bands, but dude, Interpol?), Kid Millions (Man Forever, Oneida), Barry London (fuck yeah Oneida), Matt Sweeney (Chavez being his LEAST well-known operation should tell you something), Jesper Eklow (Meandering Tedium, sorry, Endless Boogie), Mike Bones already, and the elusive Papa Crazee (heavy early riser in team Oneida) they abused the superior vocal stylings of their Healer, Shaman and Answer CLARK “YEREMIAS” BRONSON, STEPHEN MALKMUS, CASS MCCOMBS, DAN MELCHIOR, ETHAN MILLER and MATT MCAULEY.
This is the sound of utter confusion and unfocused tender hatred in song form. They have no idea if they even like it, but they definitely have no shame so here it is; crack Early Risers wide open and make up your own mind. SOF has no interest in knowing your opinion however, so keep it to yourself. Thank You.
02. Cinnamon Man
03. Campus Swagger (feat. Stephen Malkmus)
04. Old Roman Wall (feat. Cass McCombs)
05. Dog Tooth Down (feat. Ethan Miller)
06. Pure Shame (feat. Dan Melchior)
07. Santa Monica
09. Kall Mi Kaos (feat. Matt McAuley)
10. Which (feat. Clark “Yeremias” Bronson)
Soldiers Of Fortune will be holding a free album release party tomorrow night in NYC atMax Fish. They will be performing two sets at 8:30PM and 10:00PM.
11/4 at Max Fish in New York, NY