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Posted on the 18 September 2012 by Montgomerydrive @MontgomeryDrive

A little over three years ago I had the pleasure and privilege of booking and performing alongside Texas' own: Sohns. At that time both of our projects were on the Kentucky based nonprofit label Mayday! Mayday! Records. On that tour Sohns had ventured all the way down to the murky swamps of South Florida with their very close friends and fellow San Antonio natives: The Grasshopper Lies Heavy. Initially, upon hearing Sohns I was completely and utterly blown away. The vocal range was something that was unlike almost anything I had ever heard ranging in spectrum from insanely high pitched yelling and screaming to extremely guttural growling and chanting. The music commanded me to instantaneously start banging my head to the rolling beats and hum along with the edgy guitar and bass riffs as they all intertwined together weaving into the bands eclectic sound. 
At the time of our meeting the band was comprised of Alex Mendez (vocals), Marcos Gossi (guitar), Wes Dunn (bass), and Lawrence Mecado (drums). The year is now 2012, and many things have changed…including Sohns. Although the band's lineup has changed, now consisting of Alex Mendez (vocals), JC Rodriguez (guitar), Luis Enrique Farklas Trevino (bass), and Lawrence Mercado (drums), the band continues to break new ground with their explosive tunes. 
Ripe/Rot 7” is the story of Vincent Calloway as told by Sohns. Stream the album via The Flannel Gurl Records BandCamp page or below.
This is the bands first release on their new label; the one and only Virginia based Flannel Gurl Records. Check out the video for the song “Abomination” off the Ripe/Rot 7” below.

Sohns just wrapped a summer tour with The Reptillian that took the bands through the east coast, parts of Canada, and back through the Midwest. Watch the video flyer below for exact dates. The video is for the song “Soul Salvation” off the Ripe/Rot 7” and was filmed at one of the band’s shows in San Antonio.

If you’re a fan of heavy music, high-pitched vocals, or parties…this is band definitely for you and certainly worth the listen. Enjoy the tunes and pass them on.
-Marshal Montgomery Drive

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