Rival Schools 'Unite' For Island Debuta
New York underground rock outfit Rival Schools will release its Island debut, "United By Fate," this summer. The group, fronted by ex-Quicksand/Gorilla Biscuits principal Walter Schreifels, will alsoNew York underground rock outfit Rival Schools will release its Island debut, "United By Fate," this summer. The group, fronted by ex-Quicksand/Gorilla Biscuits principal Walter Schreifels, will also release a five-song split single with Jonah's One Line Drawing in the coming weeks on Some Records. "United By Fate" was produced by Luke Ebbin (Bon Jovi).
Sure to delight fans of Quicksand's groove-rooted hardcore, Rival Schools is rounded out by guitarist Ian Love and the former rhythm section of CIV -- bassist Cache Tolman and drummer Sammy Siegler. The group wraps a three-show stint supporting Washington, D.C.-based rock act Burning Airlines, which included a sold-out gig at New York's Brownies on Wednesday, on Sunday (April 8) in the nation's capital.
In the meantime, Schreifels is keeping plenty busy with his second band, Pearl Harbor, in which he plays drums. The group, which also includes singer Masa Nakamura, guitarist Ryan Stratton, and bassist Rebecca Schiffman, plans to record its debut album for Some in the near future. Schreifels also produced and played on Schiffman's debut album, set for release later this year on New York independent label Downright.
Quicksand's final album, "Manic Compression," debuted at No. 9 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart in 1995..