Hey All, Just to let you know we have 13 of the Usury on Vinyl with the digital download card left to order on our website. Go Go get em get em!
The Giraffes have shredded, burned, and leveled every audience from their hometown of Brooklyn, through the Lone Star State, to the Sunset Strip, and back again.
The Giraffes live shows, are notorious for their fierce musicality and unbridled audience participation and has generated an intense and extremely dedicated fan base. Over the years the band has Toured alongside stalwarts such as Local-H, Eagles of Death Metal, The Vacation and Skeleton Key, as well as sharing the stage with Interpol, Fishbone, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, the Strokes and bookings at the Amsterjam, Voodofest, Monolith, SXSW and Bonnaroo festivals.
With limited US show dates set for the fall, this one-off Omaha show at the Slowdown will be in support of their latest EP Usury.
"...A pile-driving riff-fest that's over before you wonder why your eardrums exploded."
- Metal Injection
"Metallica and Black Sabbath are the obvious touchstones, but the rhythm section clearly owns a copy of The Who's Greatest Hits as well. Drug addiction and soccer riots provide fodder for the lyrics, while the flammable guitar work could have only come from someone that's walked some of life's hard roads."
"...Crafting their driving, guttural rock songs since 1996. There are shades of Motorhead and Hot Water Music, so see the Giraffes play tonight in usual form: heavily intoxicated"
- The Village Voice
"To put it simply: The Giraffes are what great rock ‘n’ roll forgot it was. They’re incomparable on CD, and in-your-face The Giraffes live shows deliver time after time, even if you’ve seen them over and over again. The show is dangerous, comical, sinister, raunchy, and over the top all at once – they’ll impress you technically while blowing out your ears, sharing cigs, whiskey, and beer, and of course, truly entertaining you in every sense of the word.’
“A front row seat at a Giraffes show meant getting caught in a beer rainstorm, as the band and audience members alike went flying into the crowd with wild abandon. Beer and bottles of Jameson were passed. Aaron made a noose out of the mic cord, wrapped it around his neck and gave it to the crowd to choke him while he forced lyrics past his collapsing trachea. A Giraffes performance is a spectacle you will never forget’
~ Brooklyn Vegan
"As much as the next guy, I’m tough and like to chug whiskey, crack skulls, put cigarettes out on my wrist, and screw chicks. Ok, well, maybe I’m not, but I like bands that are. And seeing the Giraffes’ live show is like getting shanked in the face with a soaring microphone. Booze swilling and all the rest, they display good theatrics, commandeering vocals, artful shredding, and it’s flat out impossible not to listen up’
- L Magazine
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