CITY OF CATERPILLAR Return With Mystic Sisters In September; First New Full-Length In 20 Years

August 2, 2022, a week ago

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CITY OF CATERPILLAR Return With Mystic Sisters In September; First New Full-Length In 20 Years

City Of Caterpillar return with their first new album in 20 years, Mystic Sisters, out September 30 on Relapse Records.

Watch the “Decider” music video (directed by Nath Milburn) below and listen to the track on all streaming services and pre-save Mystic Sisters at orcd.co/cityofcaterpillar. Mystic Sisters preorders are available now on LP/CD/CS at relapse.com.

Tracked primarily at Montrose Recording in Richmond, Mystic Sisters was self-produced by the band and then mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Bosse-de-Nage).

Additionally, City Of Caterpillar have announced the Mystic Sisters tour for this fall around their appearance at The Fest.

When guitarist/vocalist Brandon Evans, guitarist Jeff Kane, drummer Ryan Parrish and bassist/vocalist Kevin Longendyke unveiled their self-titled debut in 2002, their emotional, frenzied and often cinematic music was at the vanguard of the burgeoning screamo movement. Along with bands like Pg.99 (with whom they shared members), Majority Rule, Planes Mistaken For Stars and others, they helped develop a style of music that took hardcore into convulsive new territory.

After years spent living in other parts of the country and playing in other bands—including Darkest Hour, Malady and Ghastly City Sleep, the long awaited City Of Caterpillar reunion shows snowballed into writing sessions. The result - Mystic Sisters, an album that recaptures the magic of old while taking the band’s music into exciting new territory! The winding and atmospheric title track that embodies City Of Caterpillar's experimental side features some noise violin from Evans’ former Pg. 99 bandmate Johnny Ward, while tracks like "Decider" and "Paranormaladies" showcases the band's roots with a flurry of viceral, noisey hardcore swagger.

Ultimately, City Of Caterpillar are more concerned with creating a mood than telling a story. “The band is always focused on mood,” Evans confirms. “To me, that’s the most important thing. I don’t really want people dissecting what we’re trying to say, because it’s not really about us. It never has been. What we cared about 20 years ago was innocent, raw emotion, and that’s what we care about now.”

Tracklisting:

“Thought Drunk”
“Paranormaladies”
“Decider”
“Mystic Sisters”
“Manchester”
“Voiceless Prophets”
“In The Birth Of A Fawn”
“Ascension Theft…(Gnawing Of The Bottom-Feeders)”

“Decider” video:

Tour dates:

September
29 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
30 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall

October
1 – Philadelphia, PA – Philamoca
2 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
27 – Asheville, NC – The Odd
28 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
29 – Gainesville, FL- The Fest
30 – Birmingham, AL – Seasick Records
31 – Nashville, TN – DRKMTTR 

(Photo – Reid Hatihcock)



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