APE MACHINE announce fall U.S. tour dates

Portland, Oregon stoner-rockers APE MACHINE have announced fall U.S. tour dates in support of their latest record, Mangled By The Machine, which is out now via Ripple Music. (Order here.)

Oct 16: Black Forest – Eugene OR

Oct 17: Witch Room – Sacramento CA

Oct 18: Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland CA

Oct 19: Redwood Bar – LA CA

Oct 20: Flycatcher – Tucson AZ

Oct 21: JRs – Sierra Vista AZ

Oct 22: Lowbrow Palace – El Paso TX

Oct 23: House of Rock – Corpus Christi TX

Oct 24: Continental Club – Houston TX

Oct 25: The Grotto – Ft Worth TX

Oct 26: Underground – Sante FE NM

Oct 27: Pub Rock – Phoenix AZ

Oct 28: Copper Door – Santa Ana CA

Oct 29: U-31 – San Diego CA

Oct 30: Prospector – Long Beach CA

Oct 31: Soda Bar – San Diego CA

Nov 1: Audie’s – Fresno CA

Nov 2: Paddys Pub – San Jose CA

Nov 3: Elbo Room – San Francisco CA

The name Ape Machine is a nod to the days of reel-to-reel magnetic tape audio recording; a fitting moniker for the heavy-hitting quartet as the band plays through vintage tube amplifiers and lays down its songs using exclusively throwback quality studio equipment. With a heady mix of animal aggression and technical precision, Ape Machine’s music carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock’s glorious early years (or your Dad’s bad ass record collection) infused with an exceptional modern sensibility. When the mystical lyrics of vocalist Caleb Heinze lock in with the band’s stone-cold groove, Ape Machine demonstrates an earth-shaking ability to rock. A true four-piece, the group has been called “a rock and roll band with a finger on the pulse of the ’70s and their asses firmly in the present” and “real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation” that delivers “true guts and glory rock and roll.”

Blending equal parts rock ‘n’ roll, blues, stoner rock and psychedelia, Ape Machine is out to melt faces and pound the apathy out of otherwise jaded listeners with a wall of heavy rock n’ roll tones unheard since the days of bell bottoms, long hair and blaring tube amplifiers.

Ape Machine’s mission is to combine intense melody, cutting riffs and blistering live improvisation. Where many bands rely on meticulously rehearsed, just-like-the-record-parts, they provide a live experience that is as unique as each evening it shares with an audience.