The Philistines stream entire album The Backbone of Night

The Philistines stream entire album The Backbone of Night

“They have a foundation of psych, garage and desert-style rock that they can shape as they please, and the control they demonstrate over that bodes remarkably well.” — The Obelisk

The Philistines‘ sound is both familiar and elusive, vintage but eclectic.” — The Kansas City Star

Kansas City sextet The Philistines stream their entire full length debut today via The Obelisk (North America) and It’s Psychedelic Baby (Europe). Hear The Backbone of Night, which The Obelisk says careens around “a wide swath of heavy psychedelia, garage, desert and other assorted rocks.”


With a barrage of spaced-out, razor-sharp guitars, a grooving rhythmic onslaught, and melodic keyboard tapestries, The Philistines take vintage ideas and form them into modern psychedelic sonic movements.

The six-piece group has made a name for itself with forceful, engaging live shows that match its provocative, bombastic rock sound. Since The Philistines‘ inception in late 2013, they have become one of Kansas City’s most recognized bands, supporting prominent touring acts, playing prestigious music festivals (including Middle of the Map Fest, Crossroads Music Fest, and Alejandro Escovedo’s SXSW Day Party), and receiving a healthy amount of accolades in the local media, all before releasing their first album.

In 2015, the band began touring throughout the Midwest and working on its debut LP with engineer/producer Paul Malinowski (of Shiner) at Massive Sound Studios. The highly anticipated album, The Backbone of Night, is available May 27th, 2016 on The Record Machine.


05/27 Wichita, KS @ Kirby’s

05/28 North Kansas City, MO @ Voodo Lounge

06/04 Kansas City, MO @ The Living Room – Album release party

06/23 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge

07/02 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge

08/25 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

Artist: The Philistines

Album: The Backbone of Night

Label: The Record Machine

Release Date: May 27th, 2016

 01) Steep

02) 1971

03) Radiation Drive

04) A Twitch of the Death Nerve

05) The Accretion Disco

06) Arecibo

07) A Heart Like Candy

08) Stygia

09) Get Inside

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About Princess of the Dawn

Romanian transplant in the beautiful Northwest, I have been listening to metal ever since I could walk. My son got introduced to metal way before he was born. I am a freelance writer, when I don’t listen to metal, or go to concerts, I spend my time working in the Emergency Department. Enjoy!

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