Thursday, April 2, 2015
INCOMING: Chicago's Razorhouse EP Release at Schuba's Tavern (21+) 4/29/15
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Chicago’s Razorhouse will be celebrating the April 7 release of the *Codex Du EP with a show at Schuba’s Tavern on Wednesday, April 29: $8, 8pm, 21+. Check out their site here for more details.
Chicago’s Razorhouse follows up 2013's Codex Jun with Codex Du, scheduled for release on Tuesday, April 7.
Codex Du collects the previously released singles "Neu Sensation" and "Girl Like a Hand Grenade" alongside the tracks "Distance Wheel," "Regan’s Song," "If You Find Heaven" and "St. Teresa."
Razorhouse takes its name from the Mayan spiritual teachings in the Popul Vuh and the term "Codex" refers to a section of the Mayan writings. The band combines elements of industrial rock and hard glam with the distinctive voice and songwriting of group leader Mark J. Panick (The Bonemen of Barumba, Chac Mool, Revolting Cocks), whose work is encoded with beautiful daydreams and dirty ideas.
While earlier incarnations of Razorhouse included members of RevCo, KMFDM, and Sister Machine Gun, Panick has more recently opted for a rotating lineup with players recruited specifically for recordings, shows and tours. Codex Du features production by Danny McGuinness and Howie Beno, vocals by Mark Panick, guitars by Panick, Danny Shaffer, John McCurry and Tommi Zender, bass by Beno and John Abbey and drums by David Suycott. Bob Ludwig, well known for his work with Led Zeppelin, The Police and Nirvana, mastered the EP.