Pewter Cub Begins New Album; Conquers Demons
Rumors began swirling last summer that Pewter Cub would be re-entering the studio. With the Metro Times and Real Detroit Weekly both reporting that the album would be mostly “polka-based-dub step” excitement was running high. However, according to Pewter Cub guitarist Scott Sanford, these early rumors had little basis in fact.
“We’ve since decided to record a metal album for children,” explains Sanford.
One new song, “The Shape”, has been making regular appearances at recent shows. The track is ostensibly the same good shit Pewter Cub has been doing all along. Rhythms are precise and minimally spread across the toms. The delayed guitar conjures shoegaze—the phrase “And you told me I would never be the same…” hauntingly appears over the backdrop. Tween metal fans everywhere will flip.
In addition to recording the band will be making two festival appearances: Woodbridge Fest (June 30th) and Cloud Patrol (July 14th at Old Miami).
Not that things have been easy. The band has been embroiled in the Kwame Kilpatrick federal indictment (“Our lawyers have told us not to comment,” says Sanford).
Then, following a failed coup attempt, drummer Dave Jennings was locked up in an Ecuadoran prison in late April. He must now contribute all his performances via Skype.
“It’s definitely added a new dimension to our sound…and has made load-ins hella easier!” says bass player and vocalist Regan Lorie.
Watch Pewter Cub load-in and perform June 16th at the Lager House with Boy Wonders, The Vatican and The HandGrenades. Free Dave Jennings!