Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lhude sing cuccu

We’re easing into the Texas summer after an exhilarating first round of touring in the US and EU. Not that we’re putting ourselves out to pasture – there’s plenty coming up, both Golden Archipelago-related and otherwise.

First off, we’re starting a new European tour in mid-July; we’ll be revisiting some of our favorite places and adding new ones, including a long-overdue return to Scandinavia and our first-ever trips to Poland and Finland. We’ll also be playing at the Barbican in London as part of an exhibit of Andy Warhol’s “screen tests”.

JM will be performing at the Whitney Museum in NYC on the 25th June, among Charles Burchfield (1893-1967)’s hallucinatory watercolors of natural scenes. He’ll be joined by Andy Stack from Wye Oak and by author Jonathan Rosen, who will read excerpts from Burchfield’s mystical, reflective journals.

JM and Jamie Stewart (from Xiu Xiu)’s collaboration album, Blue Water White Death, will see release from Graveface records later in the year. We’ll have more details about that soon, but in the meantime there’s an article in the most recent issue of Tape Op magazine (required reading for every recording studio in the world, it seems) in which JM and JS geek out on recording and songwriting techniques.

In the meantime, work continues on a SW instrumental record, and a special show in the Austin City Limits studio in July, about which we’ll have more details soon. We also plan to return to touring stateside in the fall. Onward!

DOWNLOAD: We’d also like to share this live version of “Meridian” (mp3), recorded at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on April 4, 2010.

NEW DOWNLOAD: “God Made Me” (mp3), also recorded at Lincoln Hall in Chicago.

Photo courtesy Chad Wadsworth