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THE SPIDER HOLE Kicks Off Horror Season with Kickstarter Campaign in Support of ‘To The Monsters’!

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It’s that time of year for spooks, monsters, and long-legged beasties, and who better to kick it off than Phoenix, AZ based Dark Alternative Rock Band THE SPIDER HOLE? The enigmatic four piece has launched the Kickstarter Campaign to help support their upcoming LP and associated graphic novel, To The Monsters. For fans a little too anxious to wait, they have revealed the debut single, “Skeleton Wedding,” which can be experienced online HERE.

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“After four years of great loss, love, and luck, we are returning with a new lineup, a new producer, a new sound, and two incredible new projects: A full-length CD, and an accompanying graphic novel. This is THE SPIDER HOLE as it was always meant to be. Darker. Heavier. Deeper. And weirder. Much, much weirder.” – The Spider Hole

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TO THE MONSTERS, our third full-length CD, is an ode to Halloween, weird fiction, and timeless horrors. Featuring eleven brand new tracks devoted to the spectrum of things that go bump in the night, this themed album is at turns whimsical, unsettling, and terrifying. TO THE MONSTERS is produced by rising legend Jeffrey Robens, Jr., and showcases a new direction for the band, one marked by heavier hooks, dark synthetic pulses, strange structural shifts, and unrestrained vocals.

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For old fans of The Spider Hole, this album fulfills the promise of our earlier work; for new fans, you have joined us at a most peculiar and exciting time.
Old or new, we welcome you to the show, to the wonder… To the Monsters.

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For each tier of money donated, rewards will be given to the fans:
Pledge $5 or More-Digital Download of the new album
Pledge $10 or More-Digital Download of the new album and PDF Download of the Graphic Novel
Pledge $15 or More-CD version of the new album
Pledge $20 or More-CD version of the new album and PDF Download of the Graphic Novel
Pledge $25 or More-CD version of the new album, hard copy of the Graphic Novel, and a button and sticker pack
Pledge $35 or More-CD version of the new album, hard copy of the Graphic Novel, a button and sticker pack, an 8-pack of 5×7 monster postcards
Pledge $50 or More- CD version of the new album, hard copy of the Graphic Novel, a button and sticker pack, an 8-pack of 5×7 monster postcards, plus a T-Shirt
Pledge $75 or More-Everything in the $50 pack, plus a disposable camera full of unique shots from the band on tour
Pledge $100 or More- Everything in the $50 pack, plus a one-of-a-kind Monster designed by singer Ethan Scott, delivered on an 8×10 print, complete with backstory and care instructions
Pledge $100 or More-“THE MONSTER DELUXE”-Everything in the $50 pack, but with the DELUXE, expanded, hardcover edition of the graphic novel
Pledge $175 or More-Everything in The Monster Deluxe, plus YOU will be drawn into the comic for a featured cameo
Pledge $175 or More-Everything in The Monster Deluxe, plus enjoy a fancy dinner out with singer Ethan Scott and his high school English teacher, Mr. Henderson
Pledge $250 or More-Everything in The Monster Deluxe, plus spend and evening playing mini golf with the band. Includes custom Spider Hole souvenir golf balls
Pledge $300 or More-Everything in The Monster Deluxe, plus a custom monster flash tattoo based on one of the monsters on the album
Pledge $400 or More-Everything in The Monster Deluxe, plus go on a haunted camping trip with the band in the Sedona wilderness, where you’ll roast marshmallows, listen to an acoustic set, and tell scary stories around the campfire. You even get to keep your custom Spider Hole blanket
Pledge $666 or More-Everything in The Monster Deluxe, plus a one-of-a-kind Spider Hole skateboard deck, hand-painted by world-renowned tattoo artist Cliff Gustafson
Pledge $1,300 or More-Everything in The Monster Deluxe, plus The Spider Hole will cover your favorite song and send you a fully produced recording of it performed just for you.

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Click HERE to Support The Spider Hole’s ‘To The Monsters‘ on Kickstarter!

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A quartet with frequent guest musicians, The Spider Hole performs songs meant to stir brains and rattle bones. Based in sun-scorched Phoenix, AZ, the band started banging sounds together in the late nineties, and has steadily developed an aural stew that is partly rock, partly cabaret, partly blues, and partly goth. Influences include Tom Waits, Oingo Boingo, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Primus, The Pixies, Frank Zappa, The Doors, and your face when you taste something unexpected. New music is being prepped for a new full-length album called To the Monsters, due near the end of 2018.

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THE SPIDER HOLE Reveal Debut Single Off of Upcoming ‘To the Monsters’!

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Phoenix, AZ based, Dark Alternative Rock Band THE SPIDER HOLE has announced the launch of a Kickstarter Campaign to help support their upcoming LP and associated graphic novel, To The Monsters. The unique project is built around the LP with 11 original songs, each about a different monster, as well as a 100 page horror anthology graphic novel written and illustrated by vocalist Ethan Scott; each story in the novel is about a different band member over the course of one fateful Halloween night.

To celebrate the upcoming launch, the quartet has revealed their first single, “The Skeleton Wedding,” from the album

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“We were at The Quarry in Bisbee grubbing and waiting to go on stage when Ethan asks everyone in the band what their greatest fear is. He wants to do a horror anthology comic to put out with the new album. Before we were even called to the stage, all four stories were basically written.” – The Spider Hole

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Two versions of the graphic novel will be offered through the Kickstarter, the standard softcover edition, and a DELUXE hardcover edition, which includes 4 additional stories. The hardcover edition is only available to Kickstarter backers.

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A quartet with frequent guest musicians, The Spider Hole performs songs meant to stir brains and rattle bones. Based in sun-scorched Phoenix, AZ, the band started banging sounds together in the late nineties, and has steadily developed an aural stew that is partly rock, partly cabaret, partly blues, and partly goth. Influences include Tom Waits, Oingo Boingo, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Primus, The Pixies, Frank Zappa, The Doors, and your face when you taste something unexpected. New music is being prepped for a new full-length album called To the Monsters, due near the end of 2018.

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Alien Knife Fight Announce US Tour Dates With Scott H Biram

Some Girls EP Out NOW!

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Texas based Indie Rock duo Alien Knife Fight, who released their 5 track EP Some Girls released on 1/1/2017, has announced dates for their upcoming West Coast tour with Scott H Biram and Jesse Dayton. Kicking off March 24 at the Triple Nickle Tavern in Colorado Springs, CO before winding through Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and California, finally wrapping up at Fitzgerald’s in Houston, TX on April 14.

AKF 2017 West Coast tour with Scott H Biram & Jesse Dayton:
03/23 @ Hoots Pub, Amarillo, TX
03/24 @ Triple Nickle Tavern – Colorado Springs, CO
03/25 @ 3 Kings – Denver, CO
03/26 @ Hodis Half Note – Fort Collins, CO
03/28 @ Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
03/29 @ Neurolux – Boise, ID
03/31 @ Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
04/01 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
04/04 @ Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
04/05 @ Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
04/06 @ Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
04/07 @ Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA
04/08 @ Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AR
04/13 @ Three Links – Dallas, TX
04/14 @ Antone’s – Austin, TX
04/15 @ Continental Club – Houston, TX (with Sam Pace, and Hilary York)

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Download ‘Some Girls’ on Bandcamp HERE!

Based in the small, dusty junction town of Creedmoor, Texas (population 202) the creative duo Known as Alien Knife Fight craft their sound at all hours in their big, old 1930’s era house/home studio, situated on 3.6 acres that they call Big Bottom Farm.

Bassist/vocalist Monique Ortiz has been performing in duos for over 25 years mainly out of necessity. “I just couldn’t find that third instrument that was the right fit, so rather than be hindered by that, I try to fill out the sound in other ways.”

Her first notable duo project, Bourbon Princess (1997), led to over a decade of collaboration and with members of the band Morphine, which ultimately led up to the formation of A.K.A.C.O.D., with Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley and Binary system drummer Larry Dersch.

In 2010 Monique moved from Boston to Austin, met multi-instrumentalist Michael Howard and they started writing and recording music together. With Mike’s primal beats and Monique’s powerful vocals and growling 2-string slide bass and fretless bass playing, the two gradually shaped their sound into something sinister, sexy, soulful and groovy all at once.

Currently AKF are working on a new record. In March of 2017 they will be touring the west coast in support of Scott H Biram.

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