Album Premiere: Zip-Tie Handcuffs unleash a fireball of a record called ‘Headspace’
In pretty much every bedroom, sleeping space, or lonely living room couch across the land, alarms are currently blaring. iPhones, alarm clocks, parents, loved ones — something or someone is yelling at somebody to get up, wipe the crust out of their eyes, and face the oncoming workweek.
Here at Vanyaland, we don’t have any alarm clocks. Just the new album from Zip-Tie Handcuffs.
The 2015 Rock And Roll Rumble winners and professional melodic noise makers return with their latest rock n’ rollicking dust storm of a new album, titled Headspace, and it’s the awaited follow-up to 2014’s Sundream. Since their last LP, the guitar-rock trio have proceeded to win a Rumble, shred every stage imaginable, and cement themselves as one of Boston’s best (and most memorable) live bands.
Usually, at this point in our posts and premieres, we add in a quote from the band, something from their perspective as artists and songwriters. Zip-Tie Handcuffs prefer to let their music do the talking, instead offering us a simple directive for the new album of crushers and rushers: “Get lost in Headspace“, they tell us.
And that’s what we shall do. Listen to it below via the Zip-Tie Soundcloud.
Headspace, which is officially out Saturday (August 20), was recorded by Alec Rodriguez and Zip-Tie Handcuffs at New Alliance and Fjord Mountain, mixed by Rodriguez “at various locations all around the world”, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East. Singer/guitarist Matthew Ford whipped up the artwork.
Hear the new jams this weekend, when Zip-Tie Handcuffs lead a sonic charge at the 2016 Fuzzstival at the Middle East in Cambridge, then for next month at Worshipper’s record release party September 9 at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville. Bring earplugs, and don’t hit snooze.