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Porcupine Tree Signs With Road Runner

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by Blackwater Demon, May 14, 2009.

  1. Blackwater Demon

    Blackwater Demon Using Cold Words

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    I took this from a myspace bulletin from a guy who is really acurate on music news.

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    Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of British progressive rock band PORCUPINE TREE.

    One of the most difficult-to-categorize yet innovative acts making music today, PORCUPINE TREE's music ranges from psychedelic trip-hop to progressive rock, and a compendium of other sounds in between.

    PORCUPINE TREE has already been a part of the international Roadrunner family; they have been signed to Roadrunner since 2006 and are now transitioning to all territories outside Japan.

    Senior VP of A&R for Roadrunner, Monte Conner, says, "PORCUPINE TREE have been making vital and important music for many years now but over the last few years in particular, that music has been reaching many new ears. Roadrunner hopes to not only continue that growth here in the U.S. but accelerate it and expose the world to the massive talent this band has. I am honored to welcome Steven Wilson and PORCUPINE TREE to the Roadrunner fold."

    The band is fronted by singer/guitarist Steven Wilson, who, in addition to his critical acclaim with PORCUPINE TREE, is also known for his work producing other artists, such as Swedish progressive metal group (and now labelmates) OPETH and Norwegian chanteuse ANJA GARBAREK.

    PORCUPINE TREE has released three albums through Lava/Atlantic: "In Absentia", "Deadwing", and the Grammy-nominated "Fear of a Blank Planet", which was recognized as "Best Surround Sound" album in 2007.

    PORCUPINE TREE's new album will contain a 50-minute long continuous song cycle, along with three additional "shorter" songs. A September 22 release is exected. The band will embark on a U.S. tour to coincide with the album's arrival.

    Below is the initial run of tour dates:

    Sep. 15 - Moore Theater - Seattle
    Sep. 16 - Roseland - Portland
    Sep. 18 - Warfield - San Francisco
    Sep. 19 - Club Nokia - Los Angeles
    Sep. 21 - House of Blues - Cleveland
    Sep. 22 - Vic Theater - Chicago
    Sep. 24 - Terminal 5 - New York
    Sep. 26 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia
    Sep. 27 - House of Blues - Boston
    Sep. 29 - Metropolis - Montreal
    Sep. 30 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Toronto
     
  2. wwallinga

    wwallinga Working on #3

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    Excellent! I can't wait for the double-headlining tour!!!
     
  3. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    Wow, September, at first I wasn't sure it would be this year. That's badass.
     
  4. biggsy

    biggsy New Metal Member

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    good for them. 50 minute track sounds fucking awful tbh though
     
  5. Alteredmindeath

    Alteredmindeath Wasteland Survivor

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    I can't wait for the next album.
     
  6. Don Corleone

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    never noticed porcupine tree was considered "psychedelic trip-hop".
     
  7. Chinese Whispers

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    Yeah, funny how things change when Roadrunner gets a hold of it.
     
  8. Wander

    Wander 10+2=6

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    I don't know... I'm not sure about it either, but SW can make almost anything work. I'm looking forward to the album.
     
  9. To rid you disease

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    one word: crimson.
     
  10. Chinese Whispers

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    Crimson is only about 40 minutes.

    Two words stuck together: Dopesmoker!
     
  11. biggsy

    biggsy New Metal Member

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    or: pretentia
     
  12. To rid you disease

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    oh rly, i had no idea :Smug: cuz the last 10 mins make such a big difference? my point was even long songs can kick (and penetrate) ass.

    oh, and its not "about", its exactly 40 minutes long :p
     
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    Wow, new releases from Heaven and Hell, Dream Theater AND Porcupine Tree. Looks like '09 is turning out to be a pretty good year despite the fact that we won't have a new Opeth album for another few years.

    Damn, they're not coming anywhere near Dallas. That sucks. Oh well....I'm looking forward to this release.

    Psychedelic trip hop??? That's kind of a stretch....but I don't care what they call them as long as this new album is as good as the last three (actually, the last five. Funny how people don't give proper credit to Lightbulb Sun and Stupid Dream).
     
  14. Chinese Whispers

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    Who doesn't? I suppose the knuckledragging meatheads in their breecore Tees.

    I also think Signify is a damn fine album.
     
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    wwallinga Working on #3

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    Stupid Dream is my favorite PT album.
     
  16. Holocaust on the Moon

    Holocaust on the Moon Temples of Syrinx

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    Maybe their stuff on On the Sunday of Life.
     
  17. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    They get plenty of credit for those albums; they mentioned the 3 latest albums because of the record label, not because they were superior. Also the new Dream Theater is pretty damn disappointing :(
     
  18. biggsy

    biggsy New Metal Member

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    would rather listen to LS or SD than any of their other stuff
     
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    Awesome! Porcupine Tree is sweet. But no Vancouver date? WTF! Maybe soon tho.

    And psychedelic trip-hop is probably referring to their stuff like The Sky Moves Sideways and Voyage 34. Has anyone heard of these albums? I love the Sky Moves Sideways.

    Looking forward to their 50 minute song. I love long songs!
     
  20. Lateralus14

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    Deadwing = In Absentia = Lightbulb Sun > Stupid Dream > Fear of a Blank Planet for me as far as the heavy prog era goes. Just listen to a few random songs from their old stuff.
     

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