Denver Doom Misanthropes Primitive Man Love Their Fans, Hate the Rest of Humanity

Grab a free download of new song "Futility."

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Jun 8 2015, 5:56pm


Photo courtesy of Primitive Man

Hatred, disgust, and misery are three major touchstones of the Primitive Man sound, but the Denver doom trio has at least one soft(ish) spot—their fans. Last year, their van was stolen three weeks before they were due to hit the road, and their insurance company refused to cover a dime. Instead of asking for any kind of handout, though, Primitive Man went the old-fashioned route and flooded their merch store with cool shit in hopes of making enough scratch to put a dent in their Buy A New Van fund. Given their insanely rigorous upcoming tour schedule, one can only assume that it worked.

As for this new song, Primitive Man vocalist and Trill Kommand distro head Ethan McCarthy explained, "We recorded it in March at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero, along with some other songs for some splits. We are releasing this one for free because a few months ago when we were trying to save up money for a new van, our audience was really supportive and scooped up a ton of merch. This is our way of saying thanks."

Enjoy, you filthy animals!

Primitive Man is on tour forever. Catch their upcoming dates with Celeste, Opium Lord, and Northless:

w/ Celeste
6/17/2015 Total Drag Records - Sioux Falls, SD
6/18/2015 Hexagon - Minneapolis, MN
6/19/2015 Club Garabaldi’s - Milwaukee, WI
6/20/2015 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
6/21/2015 Death House - Grand Rapids, MI
6/22/2015 Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh, PA
6/23/2015 Good Weekend - Allentown, PA
6/24/2015 Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
6/25/2015 The Maywood - Raleigh, NC
6/26/2015 New Brooklyn Tavern - Columbia, SC
6/27/2015 Uncle Lou’s - Orlando, FL
6/28/2015 Churchill’s - Miami, FL
6/29/2015 Epic Problem - Tampa, FL
6/30/2015 529 - Atlanta, GA
7/1/2015 The Stone Fox - Nashville, TN
7/2/2015 TBA - Kansas City, MO
7/3/2015 South LuLu Temple Of Doom - Wichita, KS
7/4/2015 Glob – Denver, CO

w/ Opium Lord
7/16/2015 TBA – Kalamazoo, MI
7/17/2015 Coalition – Toronto, ON
7/18/2015 TBA - Montreal, QC
7/19/2015 Middle East – Boston, MA
7/20/2015 Funky Jungle – Providence, RI
7/21/2015 TBA - Long Island, NY
7/22/2015 Bar - New Haven, CT
7/23/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
7/24/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
7/25/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
7/26/2015 Jackpot Music Hall - Lawrence, KS

w/ Northless
8/10/2015 Fly Catcher – Tucson, AZ
8/12/2015 Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA
8/13/2015 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
8/14/2015 Oakland Deadfest 2015 @ Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
8/15/2015 Oakland Deadfest 2015 @ Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
8/16/2015 Starlite- Sacramento, CA
8/18/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR
8/19/2015 Obsidian – Olympia, WA
8/20/2015 Highline – Seattle, WA
8/21/2015 Black Sparrow Tattoo – Billings, MT