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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Wovenhand To Support Chelsea Wolfe On US Tour

Wovenhand, Photo by Susanne A. Maathuis

Wovenhand, Photo by Susanne A. Maathuis

Wovenhand will join Chelsea Wolfe’s upcoming tour as the special guest and direct support. The five-week tour will follow a slew of European dates this summer. Earlier this year Wovenhand was a headliner at Roadburn Festival and has booked appearances at the sold-out Hellfest in France, Azkena Rock Festival in Spain, and Fjord Fest in Norway.

Wovenhand, led by vocalist lyricist David Eugene Edwards, continues to tour behind its acclaimed 2014 release Refractory Obdurate (Deathwish/Glitterhouse).

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Wovenhand – Tour Dates:

Jun 19 Hellfest (SOLD OUT) – Clisson, FR

Jun 20 – Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival , SP

Jun 22 – De Spot, Middleburg, NL

Jun 23 – The Scala, London, UK ^

Jul 15 – Oslo Fjord Fest, Oslo, Norway

Aug 29 – Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO *

Aug 31 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN *

Sept 01 – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL *

Sept 02 – Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH *

Sept 05 – The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA *

Sept 09 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn,NY *

Sept 10 – Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA*

Sept 11 – U Street Music Hall, Washington DC *

Sept 12 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, NC *

Sept 14 – Aisle 5, Atlanta, GA *

Sept 15 – Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN *

Sept 17 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA *

Sept 19 – Mohawk, Austin, TX *

Sept 20 – Dallas, TX, The Kessler *

Sept 22 – Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX *

Sept 23 – Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM *

Sept 24 – Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ *

Sept 25 – Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA *

Sept 26 – Grand Ballroom at Regency Center, San Francisco, CA *

Sept 28 – Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR *

Sept 29 – Neumo’s, Seattle, WA *

^ w Russian Circles

* w Chelsea Wolfe