HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE: '17th Street' streaming in its entirety on NPR's First Listen!
The new full-length album 17th Street out October 25th
Starting today, NPR.org will be streaming San Francisco, CA HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE's brand new album, 17th Street, in its entirety. Check out the album HERE and if you like what you hear, find copies of 17th Street available on CD and 180 gram double LP gatefold vinyl HERE.
With a newly-rejuvenated line-up and their signature sound intact, San Francisco's HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE have returned with 17th Street, a brash and heartfelt song cycle, blending the best elements of NWOBHM, thrash, doom metal, and American folk music while somehow sounding unlike any of these. 17th Street takes the band's inimitable sound to a new level, creating an emotional gravity that only further accentuates the band's formidable songwriting chops. "I can see how someone could find it an upbeat record at first glance" says John Cobbett, guitarist and producer of the band, also of underground metal legends Ludicra and Slough Feg. "If you listen carefully, you'll find that each song has its own point of view. You might find hope, or something very different, very dark."
17th Street track listing:
2. 17th Street
3. The Grain
4. Staring (The 31st Floor)
5. The Day the City Died
6. Romance Valley
7. Summer Tears
8. Grey Wednesday
9. Going Somewhere
The first single The Grain, also available as a lyric video, can be checked out HERE.
HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE is:
John Cobbett: guitar
Chewy Marzolo: drums
Sigrid Sheie: organ, piano, vocals, flute
Leila Abdul-Rauf: guitar, vocals
Joe Hutton: vocals
Max Barnett: bass
Fans can keep up with HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE at the following links: