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Saturday, March 19 • 11:00pm - Sunday, March 20 •12:00am
Holy Sons

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Emil Amos, world renowned as drummer of the illustrious experimental rock groups Om and Grails, has an increasingly prolific, though relatively unknown, solo career under the moniker Holy Sons. Home recording over 1000 songs since the project's inception in 1992, Amos has spent the better part of the last two decades honing his song writing and production skills over a wide swath of genres in a mission to capture his internal world sonically. Only a handful of shows have ever been played under the name (including opening stints for Quasi, Devendra Banhart, Will Oldham, J Mascis, Daniel Johnston, and a show at a community center in Dharmasala, India) and none of the records have been traditionally promoted, developing a dedicated underground fan-base through word of mouth alone. Survivalist Tales! is Holy Sons' 9th record, and represents the apex of Emil Amos' obsession to push stylistic genres to their breaking point while wrenching psyche-anthems out of the darkest frontiers of self-confrontation. The songs are a seemingly impossible blend of nightmarish Blade Runner-esque moog music with the darkest side of 70's easy-listening psyche and feature some of the most unabashedly soaring choruses Amos has ever put to tape. Combining avant-sound collage with lyrics culled from the hard-won truths of self-exploration, Survivalist Tales! builds a beautiful imagining of future music. For the first time ever Amos is poised to present the project publicly; this upcoming tour can legitimately be described as Holy Sons' first tour. Select Discography of Emil Amos: Holy Sons Criminal's Return (Important Records '09) Om God is Good (Drag City '09) Grails Acid Rain (Temporary Residence '09) Holy Sons Drifter's Sympathy (Important Records '09) Jandek Portland Thursday (Corwood Industries '09) Grails Doomsdayer's Holiday (Temporary Residence '08) Holy Sons Decline of the West (Partisan Records '08) OM Gebel Barkal 7' (Sub Pop '08) Grails Take Refuge (Important Records '08) Yellow Swans At All Ends (Load '07) Grails Burning Off Impurities (Temporary Residence '07) Dolorean You Can't Win (Yep Roc '07) Grails Black Tar Prophecies (Important Records '06) Holy Sons Warm Coals 10' (Morc Tapes '05 – Netherlands) Grails Interpretations EP (Southern Records '05) Holy Sons Bread Tribute (Badman '05) Grails Black Sabbath Tribute (Temporary Residence '05) Holy Sons Holy Sons/Dolorean Split 7' (Sctas.com '04) Grails Red Light (Neurot '04) Dolorean Violence in the Snowy Fields (Yep Roc '04) Holy Sons I Want to Live A Peaceful Life (Film Guerrero '03) Grails Burden of Hope (Neurot '03) Holy Sons Enter the Uninhabitable (Red 76 records '02) Holy Sons Staying True to the Ascetic Roots (Pamlico Sound '01) Holy Sons Lost Decade (Pamlico Sound '99)
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Holy Sons

Emil Amos, world renowned as drummer of the illustrious experimental rock groups Om and Grails, has an increasingly prolific, though relatively unknown, solo career under the moniker Holy Sons. Home recording over 1000 songs since the project's inception in 1992, Amos has spent the... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday March 20, 2011 12:00am
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