Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Helmet - "Anything and Everything"

To mark the Australian co-headlining tour of Helmet and the Melvins (WHY NO US DATES!!?!?!?!), the two bands have released a split 7", and you can hear the Helmet side, "Anything and Everything" right now. The song is damn good, probably their best work of this century. Paige Hamilton hasn't slowed a bit even after multiple decades in the biz and this stands right up with their earlier work. The song slows down a bit too much right in the middle, but the beginning and the absurd firecracker of an end more than makes up for that.

As always, check out Helmet's website here, and see the dates for the Helmet/Melvins tour below. Damn you, Australia.

Oct 11   The Canyon Theater   Agoura Hills, CA
Oct 12   The Date Shed   Indio, CA
Oct 13   The Yost Theater w/ Weapon-X    Santa Ana, CA
Dec 08   The Hi Fi w/ Melvins    Brisbane, Australia
Dec 09   Northern Hotel w/ Melvins    Byron Bay, Australia
Dec 11   Cambridge Hotel w/ Melvins    Newcastle, Australia
Dec 12   Anu Bar w/ Melvins    Canberra, Australia
Dec 14   Meredith Music Festival    Meredith, Australia
Dec 15   The Hi Fi w/ Melvins    Sydney, Australia
Dec 16   The Gov w/ Melvins    Adelaide, Australia
Dec 18   The Hi Fi   Melbourne, Australia
Dec 20   Bodega   Wellington, New Zealand

Dec 21   Galatos   Newton, New Zealand


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