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Midday Veil has just released an epic, 12-minute video for “Great Cold of the Night,” a track from our upcoming album THE CURRENT, produced by Randall Dunn. Directed by visual artist Steven Miller, the video begins at a performance and culminates with human sacrifice, an alchemical transformation, and last but not least, a cake orgy.
Read an indepth interview about the video with director Steven Miller and myself from Redefine Magazine here.
THE CURRENT, featuring album art by Robert Beatty, will be released this spring on LP, CD and as a limited edition, tour-only cassette via Translinguistic Other. (Preorder here.) A string of US dates has been confirmed for March and April, including appearances at SXSW, 35 Denton in Denton, TX, and LA Psych Fest, and a European tour is currently being booked for Fall 2013 with Expo ’70.
Full tour dates below. See you soon!
Midday Veil Spring 2013 US Tour Dates
2/28 Chop Suey, Seattle, WA
3/09 35 Denton, Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton, TX
3/11 Invasion Festival, The Crown and Harp, Dallas, TX
3/13 Official SXSW Showcase, The Hideout, Austin, TX
3/14 Austin Psych Fest’s LEVITATION, Austin, TX
3/14 Holodeck Records Party, Austin, TX
3/15 Sahara Lounge, Austin, TX
3/16 Redefine Magazine’s FEEL YOU, House of Commons, Austin, TX
3/18 Guestroom Records, Oklahoma City, OK *
3/18 Stash, Norman, OK
3/19 FOKL Center, Kansas City, KS *
3/20 Situations, Chicago, IL
3/21 4329 Kirby Ave, Cincinnati, OH
3/22 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA #
3/23 PA’s Lounge, Cambridge, MA #
3/24 Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY #
3/25 Cake Shop, New York, NY #
3/26 Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH
3/27 Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN *
3/28 Eronel, Dubuque, IA *
3/29 Side Door Lounge, Omaha, NE *
3/30 Mouth House, Denver, CO *
4/05 Gem and Bolt, Oakland, CA †
4/06 Tin Can Ale House, San Diego, CA †
4/07 LA Psych Fest, Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA †
4/08 The Knockout, San Francisco, CA †
4/09 The Works, Eureka, CA †
4/10 East End, Portland, OR †
* with Expo ’70
# with Ghost Box Orchestra
† with Brain Fruit
I’m exceedingly proud to announce that Translinguistic Other Records will be releasing Vastness and the Inverse, the new LP from Seattle dark noise/drone architects A STORY OF RATS this month.
A Story of Rats began as the the solo musical project of visual and sound artist Garek J. Druss, who also plays in Seattle-based duo Dull Knife and Portland-based TECUMSEH and Atriarch, as well as multimedia ensemble Saint Genet. Garek’s investigative work blurs the lines between sound and gesture, tangibility and time. The current lineup of ASOR also includes Andrew Crawshaw (Terminal Fuzz Terror, Broken Press) and D. Salo (Joy Wants Eternity, Saint Genet).
In 2011, our friends at Eiderdown Records released ASOR’s first LP, Thought Forms. Their second full-length, Vastness and the Inverse, will be entombed on 33RPM vinyl (limited to 300 copies) and offered up for consumption by Translinguistic Other with an official street date of March 4. Its haunting artwork was created by Druss and hand printed by Broken Press, and the record itself was recorded & mixed by Wolvserpent’s Blake Green in Seattle, WA, and mastered for vinyl by the inimitable James Plotkin. The LP comes with a download which features a bonus track, a reinterpretation of Side A’s side long dirge “Her Teeth are Nil,” remixed by Tristan Shone (Author & Punisher).
The record is available for presale now via TLO Records. An LP release show is scheduled for Thursday, February 28 at Chop Suey in Seattle with Midday Veil, Great Falls and Hekate.
A string of dates with Of The Wand and The Moon (Denmark) + King Dude have also been confirmed for late March/early April:
Tues 3/26 – Seattle, WA – The Comet
Wed 3/27 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Fri 3/29 – San Francisco, CA -The Chapel
Sat 3/30 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
Sun 3/31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Mon 4/1 – San Diego – The Casbah
Tues 4/2 – Sacramento, CA – TBA
The 4th of July is hidden
in a box of sundries
beneath a worthless curtain
on account of being clumsily battered for years by flaccid sunbeams
has been rendered devoid of reds,
its once healthy blues given way to an acrid, semisynthetic green
(whose existence is a travesty to the very concept of “color”
if you ask me).
all the delegates are present here
though the watchman decries his post
and I’m suspicious of the wounded man
—who turns elevens into sevens—
aching though he may be
beneath the weight of history.
I am lost to history.
Where is my Fertile Crescent?
Did I really exchange it for a few sessions of awkward, menial sex and Coming Home Early from The Celestial Buffet of the Great Self?
can you remind me why?
Is it because you can never truly seduce a soul in exile?
are pumpkins really that shape?
I am at a loss for shapes.
Even now as I write this hymn
on graph paper
where every possible point of contact
with the world of forms is equidistant from the last.
Los Angeles-based power trio Warm Climate play angular garage rock with a prog twist. Led by veteran experimental vocalist/guitarist Seth Kasselman, WC delivers surprisingly hooky pop gems with warped indie bravado, while drummer Caitlin Mitchell shreds like a mathematically-inclined wild animal. Bassist M. Geddes Gengras is a solo artist in his own right (check out his excellent new LP on Holy Mountain) and also plays synths with Sun Araw.
Here’s some video I shot of these guys at Human Resources Gallery when they played with Midday Veil in LA last month:
Seattle-based “femme-fatale stoner doom” outfit Hekate is led by Micaela Tobin of Thousand Statues and Ambrosia Bartosek of Moths. This will be my first time to see them live; based on the haunted, fractured incantations I’ve heard on Soundcloud, I’m looking forward to it!
Here’s another act I haven’t seen live yet. In fact, Marcus is just starting to play shows, although his Soundcloud page is full of psychedelic, minimalistic compositions forged in the crucible of his studio in Everett, WA.
Please note that this is an early show for the Rendezvous. Doors at 9 pm. See you tonight!