East Cameron Folkcore U.S. Tour 2015

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Austin-based octet East Cameron Folkcore's music combines elements of folk rock, hardcore, Americana, and atmospheric post-punk. Kingdom of Fear, their ambitious third album, sublimates social unrest into a personal and poetic art form. Recorded over the first half of 2014, the album's fourteen songs are divided into four chapters that bleed together in gap less order, creating a carefully curated and and expertly sequenced collection. The power of punk meets the down-to-earthness of folk, gospel choir meets banjo-twang, fist meets soul, Jack White meets Tom Waits, melancholic cello-line meets in-your-face-power riffs, spartan introspection meets baroque opulence.

Kingdom Of Fear is a critical inventory of our world in 2014: From surveillance state to turbo capitalism, from plundering nature to corruption in economy and politics, from exploiting bosses to arbitrary policemen. There is no doubt that the issues coming up are uncomfortable. More than once East Cameron Folkcore have been accused of being “too political“. But there is no alternative. “We're going through our lives with our eyes wide open to the world around us and all of the injustices that quickly come into focus when you open your eyes to them and this record is our response to the time and reality that we inhabit“, says Jesse about the anger and frustration, which were important in the making of this record. “It’s not that we don’t know how to feel happiness or express love, it’s just that we wanted empathy and solidarity to be the main defining emotions of this record."

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"Big, brash and charming!" - NPR All Songs Considered

"They are possibly the only band to site both Black Flag and Gustav Mahler as an influence." - American Songwriter Magazine

"A celebratory madness - music against the system, with brain, heart and clenched fist." - Rolling Stone

“East Cameron Folkcore plays every show as if their lives depend on it. The Austin eight piece unleashes a galvanizing force that’s part social protest, part cathartic release, part celebratory anthem. All wrangled through the vital voice of a restless and wanting generation. Like new-era Springsteens, ECF may be beaten down by hard realities, but the force of their music refuses to break.” - Austin Chronicle

"’Our City’...A genuine gentrification anthem." - Esquire

"One of Austin’s boldest and brightest bands….A musical juxtaposition of largely traditional song forms with a performance style that’s more akin to hardcore punk abandon." - Peter Blackstock (Austin American Statesman)

"Kingdom of Fear is an album meant to be played loud with windows down and a clenched fist held high... At the end of the day, there's something to be said for art that breathes, bleeds and spits with energy, passion and vigor. Kingdom of Fear is such an album. And for that, we as music listeners should be thankful." - Absolute Punk
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