Friday, January 21, 2011

New Rival Schools on March 8.

Former Gorilla Biscuits/Quicksand frontman Walter Schriefels has reunited his influential band Rival Schools, and on March 8 they will release 'Pedals', their first record in a decade. Here's one of my favorite tunes from their now legendary 2001 release 'United By Fate'.

After Rival Schools broke up, Walter didn't whine and mope about. He's been doing mostly solo work since, including releasing a well-received (at least by the fortunate few who heard it) record last year called 'An Open Letter to the Scene'. He also formed a short-lived project he called Walking Concert, whose only album, 'Run to Be Born', was crunching pop brilliance -- easily in my top five of 2004. This is the first song off that one, 'What's Your New Thing?':

Rival Schools Myspace page

1 comment:

John Hyland said...

This is great news! Fitting that it comes right on the heels of Rock's post about bands that broke up way too's one that is getting back together. I love that Walking Concert album, somehow missed the Schreifels solo, and can't wait to hear the new Rival Schools.