Quicksand Premiere New Song “Missile Command”, Reveal Details For New Album “Distant Populations”

Quicksand have premiered a new song titled “Missile Command.” This track is from the band’s new album “Distant Populations,” which will be released on August 13 (vinyl out September 24).

Walter Schreifels said the following about the new song:

“It really kind of focuses on Sergio’s [Vega] whole motif in a very simple way. He and Alan [Cage] just have this really kind of trademark groove, and I think that really sings on this one to me. I just felt like it’s a kind of song that is very us, but we hadn’t written it yet.”

He also added the following about the new album:

“Everyone is on the one hand so connected with each other, and on the other hand, is so far apart. 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.”

“Distant Populations” Track Listing:

01. “Inversion”
02. “Lightning Field”
03. “Colossus”
04. “Brushed”
05. “Katakana”
06. “Missile Command”
07. “Phase 90”
08. “The Philosopher”
09. “Compacted Reality”
10. “EMDR”
11. “Rodan”

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

Quicksand Premiere New Song “Inversion”

Quicksand have premiered a new song titled “Inversion.“ Walter Schreifels commented:

“The music to ‘Inversion‘ was very squatter punk at first. To get something going vocally I started singing in an English Neil Nausea kind of vibe (Nausea are a peace/squatter punk band from the Lower East Side of Manhattan). The lyrics reflect the push and pull of being very connected through technology while at the same time being the most emotionally isolated group of humans to ever walk the planet and fun stuff like that.”

Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Etc.) Featured In New Episode Of “Ernie Ball: String Theory”

A new episode of “Ernie Ball: String Theory” is now available online. This one features Walter Schreifels discussing “how the hardcore/punk scene broke barriers in his career, playing with Quicksand and Rival Schools, his inspiration to pick up the guitar, and more.”

Quicksand Might Be Working On New Material

It looks like Quicksand may be working on new material. The band shared the below images, which seem to have been taken in a rehearsal space:

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Quicksand Perform “Illuminant” & “Warm And Low” For “Vans Sidestripe Sessions”

Quicksand recently performed “Illuminant” and “Warm And Low” during an appearance on the “Vans Sidestripe Sessions.” That video series seeks to offer “creative diversity in music and art” by having bands perform two track sets “in a giant Vans shoe box with a rotating backdrop of art installations.”

Quicksand & Glassjaw Announce Summer Co-Headlining Tour

Quicksand and Glassjaw have announced a summer co-headlining tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/07 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
07/08 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
07/09 Minneapolis, MN – The Varsity Theater
07/11 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
07/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
07/14 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
07/15 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
07/17 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
07/18 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
07/20 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
07/22 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
07/24 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
07/25 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
07/27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven Stage
07/28 Charlotte, NC – The Underground (no Quicksand)
07/29 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
07/31 Boston, MA – Royale
08/01 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
08/02 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
08/03 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

Quicksand Added To Deftones’ South American Tour

Quicksand will be opening for Deftones on their upcoming South American tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

05/24 Bogota, COL – Chamorro Entertainment City Hall
05/28 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Coliseo
05/29 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Coliseo
05/30 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Coliseo
06/01 Buenos Aires, ARG – Luna Park