Friday, March 12, 2010
Those of you who have been reading for a while might remember that we highlighted The Assembly as one of the best up and coming Chicago bands of 2008. Their then-new record, The Tide Has Turned (reviewed here), was wonderfully dark and atmospheric-yet-accessible electro-rock made even more impressive by the fact that it was self-produced and the group's first LP.
Later this year The Assembly will return with a new record, tentatively titled The Future Has Been Sold, and in the meantime will headline a gig at Lincoln Hall on Friday, March 26 ($8 advance/$10 at door, 10 p.m., 18 and over, tickets here).
According to frontman Dave Suh, the forthcoming material is more inspired than ever by old school post-punk and goth rock a la Peter Murphy, The Cure, Sisters of Mercy and Psychedelic Furs. For a sneak preview, download a rockin' demo of a new song, "Without You," below, and be sure to check out the band later this month at Lincoln Hall.
Download mp3: The Assembly - "Without You" (demo)