Brothers of the Sonic Cloth

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth

This is all relatively crazy news. But, you remember the grunge-era band TAD? Well, leader Tad Doyle has a “new” (read: it’s not actually “new” it’s just not TAD) band called Brothers of the Sonic Cloth. Brothers is releasing a split 10-inch record with Mico De Noche. I can tell you that Brother of the Sonic Cloth makes some of the most delicious, sweaty, heavy tunes I’ve allowed into my sphere in years.

So, yeah, the limited-edition (500) vinyl was produced by Bremerton son Tony “T-Dallas” Reed (Mos Generator) and is being released on Bremerton’s Violent Hippy Records. We sent Doyle a note this afternoon to see if making a record for a Bremerton label obliges him to play a Bremerton show. I think it does, right? They are playing Seattle’s Comet Tavern on Oct. 10. But who doesn’t? Tad, how about a Bremerton show, dude?

Full press release after the jump.


RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2009

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, led by Seattle music legend Tad Doyle (TAD, Hog Molly), has joined with
fellow Pacific Northwest heavies Mico De Noche and Violent Hippy Records to bring you a very limited
(500 copies) debut vinyl release.

Available for preorder now at

Select independent record stores will have copies for sale on 10/13.
Brothers of the Sonic Cloth fill Side A with over 12 minutes of epic riffage in the form of “Fires Burn Dim in the Shadows of the Mountain”. At turns bludgeoning, charging, and psychedelic- Doyle and bandmates Peggy Tully on bass (Inciting Riots) and Aaron DC Edge on drums (Himsa, I AM THE THORN) take the listener on a cinematically aural journey to Doomsville. Imagine a tribe of cro-magnon nomads inventing not the wheel, but giant loudass tube amps and finding alien blueprints for some pre-Bonham set of mammoth Ludwigs. Recorded by Tad at Studio Witch Ape, you could say it’s heavy- and you’d be right.

Mico De Noche drop two audio bombs on the B side- “Ganges” and “Misanthrope”. Ripping and throbbing through themes of death and hate (metal?!?!?!), the northwest’s best kept secret unleash chooglin’, galloping sludge like it was your goddamn birthday. Formed in 2001, the duo of Donovan Stewart and Mike Clam have expanded Mico De Noche in recent years to include Chad Baker (bass) and Reno Dave (drums). Reno Dave is actually from …wait for it RENO. Tony Dallas Reed (Stone Axe, Mos Generator) captured the band’s angst and joy at Temple Sound in Port Orchard WA- should you damage your plums while moshing around the kitchen to these tracks, let Tony know how it feels.

A record release show is set for 10/10/09 at Seattle’s Comet Tavern. BOTSC and MDN will be joined by
Madraso and Black Elk.

More info on all of the above can be found at the following:

And here’s where you can find some preview videos for the split 10”, should you be so inclined…

VIOLENT HIPPY RECORDS is a small, independent label based in Bremerton,WA and dedicated to
bringing the world quality freakrock. Find us on the web at