Audio: Wovenhand – The Hired Hand, New Album Next Month

 

Wovenhand, Photo by Susanne A. Maathuis

Wovenhand, Photo by Susanne A. Maathuis

Enigmatic indie rock geniuses Wovenhand have released a new track from their forthcoming album, Star Treatment. You can hear ‘The Hired Hand’ at this link here or below:

 

Star Treatment will be available on Sargent House will be available worldwide excluding Europe on LP, CD and download worldwide, except in Europe, where it will be released by longtime Wovenhand label Glitterhouse Records on September 9th. The band previously premiered another album track Stereogum previously premiered the album track ‘Come Brave’.

The band kicks off an extensive tour this weekend, perfroming at Psycho Las Vegas ahead of a huge European tours, with support from Emma Ruth Rundle (also a Sargent House artist).

The driving force of is songwriter/multi-instrumentalist David Eugene Edwards (16 Horsepower). The rest of the band’s current lineup includes guitarist Chuck French, bassist Neil Keener (both of Planes Mistaken For Stars) and drummer Ordy Garrison, now joined by piano/synth player Matthew Smith (Crime & The City Solution). Star Treatment was recorded at Steve Albini’s legendary Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Sanford Parker, who also helmed Wovenhand’s 2014 album Refractory Obdurate.

Edwards commented on Star Treatment:

“It’s ethereal in its concept. There are many layers, as always. I’ve been paying attention to the stars in the sky and in literature, and it’s a theme throughout the album.” He adds, “There’s more love song style on this in general, which is nice. The idea of what love is and how it’s expressed and all these different atmospheres.”

Wovenhand – Star Treatment

01. Come Brave 

02. Swaying Reed

03. The Hired Hand 

04. Crystal Palace

05. Crook and Flail

06. The Quiver

07. All Your Waves

08. Golden Blosson

09. Go Ye Light

10. Five by Five

11. Low Twelve

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Årabrot Books European Tour, New Album Pre-orders Available

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Norwegian rock pioneers Årabrot have announced a full European tour, including a run of UK tour dates in anticipation of their forthcoming album The Gospel (Fysisk Format), releasing February 26th.

Årabrot frontman Kjetil Nernes comments:

Årabrot on the road 2016 – in search of something to fill the void – is the culmination of everything the band have done so far and definitely introduces the strongest lineup to date. Beware!”

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Nernes also commented on writing the album while undergoing treatment for malignant throat cancer last year:

The theme of the Gospel is a vision of the lonely warrior on a summit looking out over a battle field, the smoke from the bomb craters, an all-encompassing silence. The war was against one self; against the ugliness, against the sickness. You sink to the bottom of the sea. All of a sudden you are back on the surface again, stupefied. And hungry! A wicked hunger for everything human life has to offer: Sex! War! Drugs! You breathe, but not like before. “The man who has been in hell never forget’”

The Gospel was partly recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in Chicago and partly in the old church in the woods of Dalarna, Sweden. The album features the band and some stellar guest performances from Ted Parsons (Swans, Killing Joke, Jesu, Prong), Andrew Liles (Current 93/Nurse With Wound), Stephen O’Malley (SunnO))/KTL), Erlend Hjevik (Singer, Kvelertak), Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh 4AD), and Kristoffer Lo (Highasakite/Trondheim Jazz Orchestra).

 

Årabrot is:

Kjetil Nernes – vocals, EGCs, synths
Milton von Krogh – guitars
Magnus Nymo – drums
Lasse Marhaug – noise
Johannes Høie – art
Karin Park – vocals, electric piano, synths

 

Årabrot European tour dates:

Mar 04: Nalen, Stockholm, SE

Mar 05: Smedjan, Go: enburg, SE

Mar 08: Urban spree, Berlin, DE

Mar 09: Arena, Wien, AT

Mar 10: FreakOut, Bologna, IT

Mar 11: Traffic, Roma, IT

Mar 12: Lo-Fi, Milano, IT

Mar 13: L´ Usine, Geneve, CH

Mar 15: Magasin 4, Bruxelles, BE

Mar 16: dB´s, Utrecht, NL

Mar 17: Corsica Studios, London, UK

Mar 18: Lost @ B-Arts, Stoke-On-Trent, UK

Mar 19: Nice n Sleazy, Glasgow, UK

Mar 20: Chunk, Leeds, UK

Mar 22: Instant Chavires, Paris, FR

Mar 23: Accueil Froid Nuke, Amiens, FR

Mar 24: The Pit´s, Kortrijk, BE

Mar 26: Iparragirre, Gernika, ES

Mar 27: Ahotsgora, Gasteiz, ES

Mar 28: Antiguos Almacenes de la Mina, Udias, ES

Mar 29: Liceo Mutante, Pontevedra, ES

Mar 30: Lata de Zinc, Oviedo, ES

Mar 31: Orbeko Etxea – Llodio, Pais Vasco, ES

Apr 01: Ocho y Medio, Alicante, ES

Apr 02: La Residencia, Valencia, ES

Apr 03: Velvet, Malaga, ES

Apr 05: Inciviczone, Barcelona, ES

Apr 06: Grnnd Zero, Lyon, FR

Apr 07: Gaswerk, Winter: ur, CH

Apr 08: Hühnermanhattan Klub, Halle, DE

Jun 4: Temples Festival, Bristol UK

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Pre-Order: http://www.tigernet.no/artist/160

Including the LTD LP box version and the new 7″ on Sheep Chase.

Tickets where applicable www.arabrot.com

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Fysisk Format online

 

 

Album Stream + Teaser: The Wyldz – Interstellar Troubadours + Making Of Video

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The Wyldz is streaming a behind the scenes video of the band making their latest album Interstellar Troubadours, out now via digital retailers across North America.

A heavy hitting three-piece rock band based in Austin, The Wyldz collaborated with legendary engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Pixies, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page) at the famed Electrical Audio studio in Chicago recording the entire 12-track album in just six days, completely analog. Stream the entire album here.

The Wyldz are Mitch Bassoul (vocals and bass), Alex Dhée (guitar), and Oliv Porrini (drums).

Jun 12: 20th Annual ROT Rally – Austin, TX
Jun 13: Red Eyed Fly – Austin, TX
Jun 20: Red Eyed Fly – Austin, TX
Jun 27: Backstage – Lubbock, TX
Jul 04: Pinballz Kingdom – Buda, TX
Jul 30: Whisky a Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
Jul 31: Whisky a Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 01: Whisky a Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 14: Seattle Hempfest – Seattle, WA

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The Oxford Coma Releasing Sophomore Album, Tour In The Works

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Phoenix based The Oxford Coma will be releasing their sophomore album independently with release information to be confirmed soon. Next year, the band will record their next opus with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago. But until then, surrounding the release of The Pulls, the band will toast the West and Northeastern US Coasts on tour. Additionally, there is allegedly a PBS documentary on the band being released in the not-too-distant future.

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Helen Money Supporting Agalloch On June North American Tour

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Helen Money will be supporting Agalloch on their forthcoming North American tour in June. She is supporting her current release Arriving Angels, out via Profound Lore, which was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio and features drummer Jason Roeder (Neurosis, Sleep). Cellist/composer Alison Chesley, a.k.a. Helen Money, merges her classical training with a lifelong affinity for punk rock and a taste for heavy metal. In addition to her own material Chesley has also performed and/or directed string arrangements for artists like Anthrax (Worship Music), Russian Circles (Geneva), Broken Social Scene (Forgiveness Rock Record) and Yakuza.

Helen Money Tour Itinerary (all dates may be subject to change):
Jun 06: Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA
Jun 07: Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Jun 08: SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
Jun 09: Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 10: Casbah – San Diego, CA
Jun 11: The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
Jun 12: Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ
Jun 13: Sister – Albuquerque, NM
Jun 14: Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Jun 15: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 16: Neurolux – Boise, ID
Jun 17: Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Jun 18: Venue – Vancouver, BC
Jun 19: Victoria Event Center – Victoria, BC
Jun 20: Star Theater – Portland, OR

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