"It's a well-known fact that we here at XLR8R have a soft spot for dub. Who doesn't? But Dub Trio has taken that soft spot and ripped it to shreds with their potent blend of blisteringly heavy rock and dub conventions. You may find yourself in a world full of beautiful pain." -XLR8R
Dub Trio will rock your world! It's just that simple. They are one of the few bands that can just kill it live every time, and this album is a testament to that. They combine some of the hardest rock this side of late '70s, early '80s punk (ala Bad Brains--no joke) and they come at you hard from the dub side as well.
These boys do it all live, no soundboy, no overdubs. Recordings made during sold-out shows at NYC's historic Union Pool make Cool Out And Coexist , Dub Trio's third album, their hardest hitting to date. Even after recording with Mike Patton on last year's underground hit "Not Alone" (from New Heavy ), reminiscent of Patton's work with Faith No More, we're positive Cool Out rocks even harder.
ROIR has a long history of working with artists in a live setting (Television, MC5, Bush Tetras, James Chance, Flipper, etc.). We firmly believe that a live recording is the only way to capture the raw visceral energy that is generated by the tension created between the crowd and an artist. Recorded by Studio G engineers, the sound is fierce and awesome. And very tight.
Dub Trio has played more than 150 dates over the past year, touring with Clutch, Gogol Bordello, Skindred, and Mike Patton (both opening the night and playing in his band Peeping Tom as the rhythm section), and had the honor & privilege of sharing the stage with the Bad Brains during CBGB's closing week. Over the last two years they've opened & toured w/ Meat Beat Manifesto, Capleton, Prefuse 73, Soulive, Pepper, Yellowman, Cat Empire, Beans, Pepper and Antibalas. DT has appeared on WNYC's nationally syndicated show, Soundcheck, with John Schaefer.
Dub Trio recently finished recording with Matisyahu for a John Lennon tribute album, expected to be released June 2007. This project is being put together by Yoko Ono in conjunction with Amnesty International.
"In all languages this music simply rocks." -The Wire
"Ridiculously talented, versatile musicians who between them have done session & live work with G-Unit, Fugees, Mobb Deep & others--craft an exhilarating mash-up of hyperspeed thrash-punk with King Tubby-esque dub/roots reggae atmospherics. Always in full control & able to shift on a dime, they're almost like an updated, yet instrumental, version of Bad Brains." -SF Weekly
"Anyone who calls themselves a musician needs to take in a Dub Trio show EXCEPT if you are a drummer. After seeing what Joe Tomino does with a drum kit, a pair of sticks & an affected mic, you WILL give up playing drums." -Sentimentalist muzycy:
Stu Brooks, Bass
DP Holmes, Guitar
Joe Tomino, Drumsutwory:
1. Angle Of Acceptance
2. Who Wants To Die?
3. Interlude #1
4. One Man Tag Crew
5. Interlude #2
7. Casting Out The Nines
8. Jack Bauer
9. Drive By Dub
11. Cool Out And Coexistwydano:
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