Down Talk Possible New Musical Directions, Recording While Still Alive + Being Handsome
Down recently visited Loudwire’s offices when they were on tour in New York City. The entire group swarmed on our little studio room to talk about their four-part series of ‘Down IV’ EPs, all the while anointing themselves the most handsome band in the history of handsome while knocking back a few beers.
After releasing ‘Down IV Part 1 – The Purple EP’ in September, the band refused to put a timeline on the next EP. Frontman Philip Anselmo intimated that perhaps he might not be in the right mood to record another EP at this point, and that he may find himself inspired by flute music or technical death metal in the future. Guitarist Pepper Keenan then joked that it’ll take them 20 years to release all four EPs.
Since the members of Down have so many other projects going at once, we had to ask them how they manage to hunker “Down” and and actually do Down.
“We all know when it’s time to do Down, it’s time to do Down,” Anselmo said. “Down has a core audience that surpasses any of our current singular audiences.”
‘Down IV Part 1 – The Purple EP,’ featuring the single ‘Witchtripper,’ is currently available at iTunes. Down will return to the road this winter with Warbeast on ‘The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown in the Year of XIII.” Tickets for the tour are available here; check out the dates below the video.
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Down The Weed & Speed Tour Dates:
1/11 – Houston, TX | Warehouse Live – Ballroom
1/12 – San Antonio, TX | Backstage Live
1/14 – Tempe, AZ | The Marquee
1/15 – Las Vegas, NV | Fremont Country Club
1/16 – West Hollywood, CA | Key Club
1/18 – Anaheim, CA | City National Grove of Anaheim
1/19 – Sacramento, CA | Ace of Spades
1/20 – San Francisco, CA | Regency Ballroom
1/22 – Seattle, WA | Showbox at the Market
1/23 – Portland, OR | Roseland Theater
1/24 – Boise, ID | Knitting Factory Concert House
1/26 – Denver, CO | The Summit Music Hall
1/28 – Minneapolis, MN | First Avenue
1/29 – Milwaukee, WI | The Rave
1/30 – Cincinnati, OH | Bogart’s
2/1 – Chattanooga, TN | Track 29