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65daysofstatic to play San Franciscos Download Festival this weekend with The Cure, AFI, Kings of Leon and others. Band confirms rescheduled 2008 Cure arena tour, announces upcoming releases.

65daysofstatic to play San Franciscos Download Festival this weekend with The Cure, AFI, Kings of Leon and others. Band confirms rescheduled 2008 Cure arena tour, announces upcoming releases.

65daysofstatic to play San Francisco’s Download Festival this weekend with The Cure, AFI, Kings of Leon and others. Band confirms rescheduled 2008 Cure arena tour, announces upcoming releases.

“Kicking off with their trademark electric crackle, it’s clear that with their third album 65daysofstatic have resisted the urge to tone down their quite frankly mental tsunami of noise and make a play for the mainstream sales potential of an ever scene-conscious world. Instead, they have done what they’ve always done — thrown the rulebook out the window and grown organically. With such clinical conviction 65dos are utterly peerless in their chosen field of post-rock.” — Razio Rauf, Kerrang Magazine

“65daysofstatic have made their masterpiece, or something close to it; three albums in, in the most dirty, shallow decade of music we’ve known, who else can say that? A handful, not enough. The Destruction of Small Ideas is a weight, a tower of babel, a journey, learnings, understandings, communication, evolution. I’ve been waiting. I was promised this or something like it. The rise and fall. All so deep, so rich, so comically dynamic and detailed and powerful for it that it makes me want to cry. How to make a record. Play loud.” — Stylus Magazine

65daysofstatic, the Sheffield-based band who blew us all away at South by Southwest 2007 as one of the best live acts in recent memory, will play the main stage of the Download Festival in San Francisco on Saturday, October 6th along side AFI, Kings of Leon and others. The band is supporting its latest album The Destruction of Small Ideas, released earlier this year to worldwide acclaim by the UK label Monotreme. Headlining the Download main stage will be The Cure. 65daysofstatic were recently selected to open all of The Cure’s US tour dates in the Fall of 2007 and while that tour was postponed until May 2008, 65daysofstatic are now confirmed to open the rescheduled dates. See below for a complete itinerary.

Interest in 65daysofstatic has been ever increasing in the US following the band’s success in its native UK, and in Japan where it has played before thousands. It has taken time for US audiences to latch on the band’s eclectic and methodical instrumental sound. Those that have, have fallen hard for 65daysofstatic’s intensity, earning the band fawning press notices and the kind of intense fandom that resulted in a UK sellout of the initial pressing of The Destruction of Small Ideas in the first week of release.

Fans will have the chance to pick up more 65daysofstatic music very soon, too. Vinyl junkies can get their hands on the beautifully packaged limited edition double vinyl version of The Destruction of Small Ideas this November, and Monotreme is planning some new US releases of previously import-only material as well. The Fall of Math, 65daysofstatic’s 2004 debut album which fans call the group’s most radio friendly (the NME called the album’s “Retreat! Retreat!” single “…possibly the most life-affirming four minutes of rock music you’re likely to encounter…”) will see its first US release on Monotreme on February 18, 2008. Also out that day will be the band’s Hole EP, originally released outside of America in March of 2005. The EP culls its title track from the The Fall of Math album and also includes remixes of other album tracks. Listen to “I Swallowed Hard, Like I Understood” (MP3) and “Hole,” (MP3) both from The Fall of Math by 65daysofstatic.

The futuristic tone of The Destruction of Small Ideas is a refreshing gene-splice of electronic glitch and guitar girth, making for what amounts to a seductive score for an unwritten sci-fi epic, melding cutting guitars with sampled beats, live drums and glitch. Where IDM culture cuts out in the low end however, 65daysofstatic delivers a thunderous wall of guitars that’s reportedly still shaking the venues and festivals the band played during the summer of 2007. Be sure to see and hear for yourself this weekend in San Francisco.

65daysofstatic Live:

* Supporting The Cure

10/06/07 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheater (Download Festival)*
05/09/08 Washington DC Patriot Center*
05/10/08 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Spectrum*
05/12/08 Boston, MA Agganis Arena*
05/14/08 Montreal, PQ Bell Centre*
05/15/08 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre*
05/17/08 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena*
05/19/08 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre*
05/21/08 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
05/23/08 Salt Lake City, UT E Center*
05/25/08 George, WA The Gorge Sasquatch! Festival*
05/26/08 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place*
05/29/08 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl*
05/31/08 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl*
06/03/08 San Diego, CA Cox Arena*
06/04/08 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre*
06/06/08 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center*
06/08/08 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall*
06/09/08 Houston, TX Toyota Center*
06/11/08 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum*
06/13/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center*
06/15/08 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center*
06/16/08 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena*
06/18/08 Cleveland, OH TBA*
06/20/08 New York, NY Madison Square Garden*

The Destruction of Small Ideas Tracklisting:

Stream The Album HERE

01. When We Were Younger & Better (MP3)
02. A Failsafe
03. Don’t Go Down To Sorrow (MP3)
04. Wax Futures
05. These Things You Can’t Unlearn
06. Lyonesse
07. Music Is Music As Devices Are Kisses Is Everything
08. The Distant & Mechanised Glow Of European Dance Parties
09. Little Victories
10. Primer
11. White Peak/Dark Peak
12. The Conspiracy of Seeds

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