Published Nov 05, 2009In a decision that will likely polarize many long-time fans, notoriously DIY garage punk veterans Pierced Arrows have signed with the major label-affiliated Vice Records. The band feature Fred and Toody Cole, who both built quite the name for themselves with their decades-long garage band Dead Moon and former outfit the Rats, as well as former Severed Head of State member Kelly Halliburton.
As we previously told you, Pierced Arrows have been hard at work on their third album, Descending Shadows, which Vice will be putting out in early 2010. A track from the album, "Paranoia," can be streamed here.
Fred- and Toody Cole-lifers who want to call this signing a sell-out should take note that the band are still very much doing it themselves. Descending Shadows was recorded at Portland's legendary Buzz and Howl Studios and then, as usual, mastered to a vinyl lacquer at Fred and Toody's Oregon home. Now, you can't really argue with that!
Descending Shadows will be released on February 2.