Neck Of The Woods - Downstairs
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
?I'm Dirty Too
For those of you who do not know what an abatis is, welcome, and prepare to be enlightened. An abatis is an ancient war mechanism. It is a defensive wall fashioned with fallen, sharpened trees. An abatis is the physical manifestation of the natural transformed into the ominous, the ingenious, and the epic. Need we draw the obvious parallels?
Following the enthusiastic reception of their self-titled debut EP, Abatis spent several months performing throughout the bay area sharing the stage with Radio Moscow, Pierced Arrows, Maylene and the sons of disaster, Lionize, and Nico Vega.
Though the stage time was invigorating and invaluable, Abatis promptly decided to record their first full-length record, and made the bold choice to do so independently. The result : Electric Dead.
Electric Dead moved away from the bluesy sound of the trios first EP into more raw, contemporary, fearless rock territory like that of Queens of the stone age, The Black Keys and Foo Fighters. Completed in just three months and released in October 2011, ELectric Dead was recieved with rave reviews. Thrust Magazine called it "consistently amazing" comparing Abatis to 70's dirt rockers Blue Cheer and MC5.
Audiences praised their dynamic energy and devotees demanded more. In early 2012 the band went back to the studio to begin work on their follow up Ep Now you're paying for sleep. Upon it's completion, Abatis plans to return to the stage circuit with several shows in Northern and Southern California, as well as a Southwest tour scheduled for the summer.