Long-running Oakland, California-based industrial/alternative/metal pioneers NEUROSIS have scheduled two shows in Seattle at the end of December:
Dec. 30 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Dec. 31 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Support at the Dec. 30 show will come from WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM and BLACK BREATH. Opening the Dec. 31 concert will be YOB and LUDICRA.
In a recent interview with Shannon Joy of the LA Music Blog, Scott Kelly stated about NEUROSIS' new live album, "Live At Roadburn 2007", which came out in August, "We listened to [all the live recordings we made] — we just kind of went through everything we had, and this just seemed like the best one, the best overall. You just have to take into account the performance, the recording itself, and then the content, and just make a decision. And the fact that it was at Roadburn probably played into our decision at some point too, just because we have some loyalty to those guys; they're good people that run that festival. It's a really great event, and doing something to kind of honor them and their work, it kind of came into play as well. Had it been a crappy performance with a bad recording, we probably wouldn't have put it out, but we just felt like it was a good representation of a live show. Oftentimes, we're pretty sloppy, but that was a pretty good performance."
When asked if there any plans for a live DVD to accompany the album, Kelly said, "Nah, I don't think that'd be too nice. [Laughs] For us, it'd be kind of weird. That's never really been our thing; it's always been quite the opposite, actually. I mean, a video of us performing live — there's enough of those out there if you want to see what we look like playing, but we've never been willing to basically sacrifice a performance in order for there to be camera people all over the stage. I think the only time that anyone ever got away with it was in Brooklyn a couple of years ago, and they happened to be really, really good at it, so that we didn't really notice that they were there. Because otherwise, to me, there's no way that you can justify that: I can't justify sacrificing one live performance for a video shoot, you know? That, to me, is just sacrilege."
On the topic of NEUROSIS' next studio album, Kelly said, "We're just trying to finish it right now. We're trying to get it to the point where we can step into the studio. And it's getting close, but we have more work to do. Our schedules are pretty ridiculous. We all work regular jobs, so we just have to find time to get together and work on this stuff. The winter is usually a good, creative time for us, so hopefully we'll come out of the winter with the record completed and then we can have a more solid release date in mind."