Quicksand Return with New Album 'Distant Populations,' Map Out North American Tour
Watch a video for the record's newly shared "Missile Command"
Published Jun 23, 2021Long-running New York post-hardcore outfit Quicksand are headed back our way with a new album. The record is called Distant Populations, which will arrive digitally on August 13 and on vinyl September 24 via Epitaph Records. And the band will be bringing the album to Canada on tour.
To go along with album announcement, Quicksand have shared the new track "Missile Command," which has arrived via a music video.
In a statement, frontman/guitarist Walter Schreifels said "It really kind of focuses on [bassist] Sergio [Vega]'s whole motif in a very simple way. He and [drummer] Alan [Cage] just have this really kind of trademark groove, and I think that really sings on this one to me."
Check it out "Missile Command" below.
The album marks the follow-up to 2017's Interiors and is the group's fourth album overall. Distant Populations was recorded at Studio 4 Recording in Conshohocken, PA, with Will Yip producing and engineering the sessions. The record was mixed by Josh Wilbur.
"Everyone is on the one hand so connected with each other, and on the other hand, is so far apart," said Schreifels of the album's theme. "We're checking out each other's social media and we know what everybody's doing. But when we're sitting in the same room together, we're looking at our phones."
As for that tour, the North American trek will kick off in late September and run until Halloween. In addition to multiple U.S. stops, Quicksand will visit Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre on October 12.
You can see the full list of dates below, where you can also see the album's tracklist. As you'll see, the record includes the recently shared song "Inversion."
2. Lightning Field
6. Missile Command
7. Phase 90
8. The Philosopher
9. Compacted Reality
Quicksand 2021 Tour Dates:
09/28 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
09/29 Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony
10/01 Lancaster, PA - Tellus 360
10/02 Albany, NY - Empire Live
10/04 Detroit, MI - El Club
10/05 Chicago, IL - Metro
10/06 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
10/08 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
10/09 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10/11 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10/12 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
10/13 Seattle, WA - Neumos
10/15 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10/16 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
10/18 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
10/19 Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
10/21 Austin, TX - Mohawk
10/23 Houston, TX - Studio @ Warehouse Live
10/25 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell)
10/26 Charlotte, NC - The Underground
10/27 Washington, DC - Black Cat
10/29 New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
10/31 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of The Living Arts