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Hypnotic, heavy psych/garage 6-piece The Philistines stream full debut album

posted May 28, 2016, 1:26 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated May 28, 2016, 1:27 PM ]
Kansas City sextet 
The Philistines stream their entire full length debut today via The Obelisk (North America) and It's Psychedelic Baby (Europe). Hear The Backbone of Night, which The Obelisk says careens around "a wide swath of heavy psychedelia, garage, desert and other assorted rocks," in its entirety at

Watch and share the band's energetic performance of album track "A Twitch of the Death Nerve" shot at KCPT TV in Kansas City, broadcast on 90.9 FM The Bridge via YouTube

With a barrage of spaced-out, razor-sharp guitars, a grooving rhythmic onslaught, and melodic keyboard tapestries, The Philistines take vintage ideas and form them into modern psychedelic sonic movements.

The six-piece group has made a name for itself with forceful, engaging live shows that match its provocative, bombastic rock sound. Since The Philistines' inception in late 2013, they have become one of Kansas City's most recognized bands, supporting prominent touring acts, playing prestigious music festivals (including Middle of the Map Fest, Crossroads Music Fest, and Alejandro Escovedo's SXSW Day Party), and receiving a healthy amount of accolades in the local media, all before releasing their first album.

In 2015, the band began touring throughout the Midwest and working on its debut LP with engineer/producer Paul Malinowski (of Shiner) at Massive Sound Studios. The highly anticipated album, The Backbone of Night, is available May 27th, 2016 on The Record Machine.


05/27 Wichita, KS @ Kirby's
05/28 North Kansas City, MO @ Voodo Lounge
06/04 Kansas City, MO @ The Living Room - Album release party
06/23 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
07/02 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
08/25 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room