Man, what with After the BurialThe Acacia Strain, and those Sumerian bands, all these 10-year anniversary tours have me convinced that 2008 must have been a wild time for heavy music. The same must apply for other forms of rock, as longtime math rockers TTNG have announced their Animals 2018 10th Anniversary Tour. They will be supported by percussionists The Kraken Quartet for most dates.

Animals is the debut album by This Town Needs Guns, now primarily known as TTNG. Since its release, there have been several lineup changes to the band. However, the band has re-added Stuart Smith, the original singer for This Town Needs Guns. Judging by their announcement on Facebook, there’s little indication whether or not Smith will be a permanent facet or simply a touring member.

TTNG announced an acoustic version of Animals will be released October 5, 2018 on their longtime American label Sargent House.

The Kraken Quartet from Austin, TX is a four-piece group that blends minimalist post-rock songwriting with mallet percussion. They released their debut album Separate | Migrate in April 2017.


OCT 09 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
OCT 10 Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
OCT 11 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
OCT 12 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
OCT 13 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
OCT 15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
OCT 16 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
OCT 17 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
OCT 18 Washington, DC @ DC9
OCT 19 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
OCT 20 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (w/o The Kraken Quartet)

Are you excited to hear Animals played live? Are they playing near you? You can find out more on the bands’ Facebook pages (TTNG | The Kraken Quartet), You can also find tour information and pre-order Animals Acoustic at this link.

Jonce Palmer

Jonce Palmer

Everything Is Noise writer since the days of ItDjents. Active since June 2017. Current Spanish/Russian student at FSU. Lover of all things linguistic. Notable reviews include Tyler, the Creator, Chon, CityCop, END, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Champagne Colored Cars, IGLOOGHOST, and more.

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