If you happened to be searching the “dumpstep” tag on bandcamp today, you may have stumbled upon the new release from Buffalo drone act VWLS, the moniker of artist Bobby Griffiths. Tournament and Cage is his latest collection of thought provoking, experimental noise, the follow up to his spring EP, Soft Block.

With the new album in tow, Griffiths is set to take VWLS on a short tour of the Midwest starting tomorrow, along with fellow WNY acts God of Gaps and Deceiver, as well as Methlab Explosion out of Ohio. You can get the full tour itinerary below.

November 5th: Pittsburgh, PA @ Duck House w/ Deterge, SNWV, APE *
November 7th: Milwaukee, WI @ The Borg Ward w/ Temper, Subterranean Partygoer
November 8th: Grand Rapids, MI TBA
November 9th: Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary w/ Izfernor, Bullshit Market, Vullmoxx, Kearne, Hypnic Jerk, GRVD
Nov 10th: Dayton, OH @ Smiles For Miles w/ Demi Urges
November 11th: Cincinnati, OH @ Torn Light Records w/ Demi Urges


Stream/download VWLS’ Tournament and Cage here, and in the mean time, listen to hypnotic album opener “Riverside Vibe” below.