Hear Black Tusk Bring Sludgy, Thrashy Glory With New Song "Burn the Stars' | Revolver

Hear Black Tusk Bring Sludgy, Thrashy Glory With New Song "Burn the Stars'

Meaner and more furious, Savannah boys preview first album in two years

For long-running Savannah sludge-riffers Black Tusk, the acronym "TCBT" is not a new one. Despite the fact that 2018 marks the first time that TCBT has been used as an LP title, the term (and it's associated tattoo) has been part of the band's lexicon for as far back as memory serves — adorning their road cases as well as their bodies. (TCBT stands for "Taking Care of Black Tusk," for the uninitiated.)

After a bit of a hiatus following the death of beloved bassist Jonathon Athon, Black Tusk are ready to make up for lost time. That means the road dogs have a new set of dates on the road, as well as that T.C.B.T. LP due on August 17th. The second single to emerge is "Burn the Stars," which follows up May's "Agali" — it's a thrashy, mean-as-hell riffer punctuated by the alternating vocals of Andrew Fidler and James May. It's a little less of a party vibe from previous outings, and a lot more serious and furious than we've become accustomed to, but that doesn't mean the Savannah crew doesn't pull it off and with style. Check out "Burn the Stars" above for the first time and catch the boys on tour with Whores. at the dates below. Order your copy of T.C.B.T. via Season of Mist.

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Black Tusk tour dates:
Aug. 9 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/White Nails
Aug. 10 Lexington, KY @ The Green Lantern w/White Nails
Aug. 11 St Louis, MO @ Fubar w/White Nails
Aug. 12 Omaha, NE @ *** Festival Stoned Meadow Of Doom Festival
Aug. 14 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club w/White Nails
Aug. 15 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre w/Whores, White Nails
Aug. 16 Chicago, IL @ Reggies w/Whores, White Nails
Aug. 17 Canton, OH @ Buzzbin w/Whores, White Nails
Aug. 18 Columbus, OH @ Space Bar w/Whores, White Nails
Aug. 19 Hamtramck, MI @ Small's w/Whores, White Nails
Aug. 20 Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace w/Whores, White Nails
Aug. 22 Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti w/Whores, White Nails
Aug. 23 Ottawa, ON Maveicks @ w/Whores, White Nails
Aug. 24 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques w/Whores, White Nails
Aug. 25 Montague, MA @ *** Festival RPM Fest Festival
Aug. 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/Whores, White Nails
Aug. 28 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/Whores, White Nails
Aug. 29 Washington DC @ DC9 Whores, w/White Nails
Aug. 30 Charleston, WV @ The Bakery w/Whores, White Nails
Aug. 31 Wilmington, @ NC Reggies 42nd Street w/Whores, White Nails
Sep. 1 West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern w/Whores, White Nails
Sep. 2 Asheville, [email protected]  *** Festival Heavy MTN Festival Festival

*** = Without Whores