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Hard Rockers Feel Buzz For New Album

Of the Oakland Press

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36 Crazyfists frontman Brock Lindow says he doesn’t want to be “greedy.” But he says he can feel a definite buzz for the hard rock band’s new album, “The Tide and Its Takers,” which is due out May 27.

“Maybe for the first time in our 15-year-career, I feel like people out there are excited to hear our new album,” says Lindow, 32, who co-founded the band — named after a Jackie Chan movie — with drummer Thomas Noonon in Anchorage, Alaska, subsequently relocating to Portland during the ‘90s.

“I don’t know how I should feel about it,” Lindow says about the anticipation for the album. “I don’t want to assume its’s happening. But things do seem a little different, and pretty positive. It’s pretty cool.”

“The Tide...” — the follow-up to 2006’s “Rest Inside the Flames” — will be preceded by “The Oculus EP,” a three-song set, on April 19. 36 Crazyfists, meanwhile, has several months of touring lined up, including European festivals in June and the new Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour in July. That kind of demanding schedule is what Lindow says inspired him to move back to Alaska three years ago, which he finds a welcome respite from the regular craziness of Crazyfists.

“It’s just my favorite place on earth,” Lindow says. “I never wanted to leave in the first place, but for music you can’t really stick around and tour from there ‘cause it’s so far removed from the rest of the States.

“But coming back there was the greatest feeling when I moved all my (stuff) back. It’s wonderful to have that be the place I unpack my bags again after a tour.”

36 Crazyfists performs with Devildriver, Napalm Death, Walls of Jericho and Invitro Friday (April 4) at Harpo’s, 14238 Harper, Detroit. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (313) 824-1700 or visit www.harposconcerttheatre.com.

Web Site: www.harposconcerttheatre.com

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