Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes Share “Sundance Kid”

July 30, 2016
Alison Copeland

Alison Copeland

Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes Share “Sundance Kid” via Consequence of Sound

Self Titled Album Due Out August 19th via Super Secret Records

Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes‘ are sharing “Sundance Kid,” the second single from their self titled full length debut today on Consequence of Sound. Due out on August 19th via Super Secret Records, the trio are bringing Austin’s rich noise rock underground back with their heavy as bricks post-hardcore menace. “Sundance Kid” captures the band’s Southern twang under layers of ringing guitar distortion, an outlaw song for the modern times.

The band’s southern fried noise rock and post-hardcore influences are radiant as they up the deranged cowboy vibes and dangerous desert imagery to offer a triumphant new dynamic to their unapologetically crushing sound. When compared to first single “(I)” and its thick wall-of-sound brutality, “Sundance Kid” offers a very different look into one of Austin’s absolute best new heavy bands.

Consequence of Sound shared, “Earlier this month, the noise-punk outfit gave us a peek at the upcoming LP with “(I)”, which, according to our own Nina Corcoran, called to mind “the grit of Sonic Youth and unstoppable anger of Shellac.” Now, they’ve shared “Sundance Kid”, a number that channels the same feral intensity The Jesus Lizard once dished out.”

Elaborating on the song, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes’ Steve Pike (vocals/guitar) offered, “Jacob [Cruz] and I wrote this while we were still a two piece after listening to a lot of Neil Young’s “Harvest” and trying to blend it with the intensity and grit of Shellac. I didn’t really have an idea for the song, but Jacob came up with the concept of having it be about train robbers and I immediately thought of “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid”. So essential it’s a country western tale that we wrote while really high listening to Neil Young.”

08/14 – Austin, TX @ KVRX Local Live
08/19 – Austin, TX @ Beerland w/ Super Thief, New China, & Boss Eye
08/27 – Austin, TX @ Ghostcat Lounge w/ Coma in Algiers & Leche
10/06 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas *
10/07 – Denton, TX *
10/08 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Blue Note *
10/09 – Kansas City, MO @ Chum House *
10/10 – Minneapolis, MN *
10/11 – Chicago, IL *
10/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class *
10/13 – Pittsburgh, PA *
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA *
10/15 – New York, NY *
10/16 – Boston, MA *
10/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn *
10/18 – Richmond, VA *
10/19 – Athens, GA *
10/20 – New Orleans, LA *

* w/ Vampyre


Super Secret Records is proud to announce the vinyl release of the debut self-titled LP and digital release by Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes. The band formed in Austin, Texas, in 2013 as a two-piece featuring guitarist and vocalist Steve Pike and drummer Jacob Cruz. In early 2015, they added Rob Glynn to fill in on bass guitar and help record their debut album. Since then, they have found a more permanent solution with Bill Indelicato on bass. Drawing influences from Sonic Youth, Shellac, Hot Snakes, and Unwound, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes taps into the sonic fury of early 90’s noise rock and post-hardcore and blend it with their own interpretation and swagger, creating walls of sound full of melody and dissonance.

Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes has already cultivated a strong local following that is expanding virtually from show to show. The band is touring the US this Fall to expand its fan base to more of a regional and ultimately, a national audience.

“Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes”
Super Secret Records
August 19, 2016

1. (I)
2. Sundance Kid
3. Monahans
4. Under The Texas Sun
5. Smoke
6. Turning Gears
7. #B
8. Gambit
9. Speak

Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes Links:
Super Secret Records


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