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NEWS : THU, JUN 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Death Vessel Brings ‘Island Intervals’ On The Road (go see them)

Death Vessel will join Mirah on her upcoming North American tour, in support of their recent release, Island Intervals.  The trek begins September 27th in Northampton, MA at Iron Horse Music Hall and ends on October 12th in Washington, DC at Black Cat.  The tour is preceded by an appearance on July 25th at Newport Folk Festival. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.

Island Intervals is the follow-up to Death Vessel’s label debut (Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us) and is available worldwide on CD/LP/DL via Sub Pop (right here). The 8-song album includes the singles “Mercury Dime (watch the embedded video),” “Velvet Antlers,” and “Ilsa Drown,” which features guest vocals from Jónsi, who also co-wrote the track. Island Intervals was produced by Alex Somers (Julianna Barwick, Sigur Rós) at his studio in Reykjavík, Iceland.  

What people are saying about Death Vessel:
“His eerily high voice sounds equally suited to basement-bound laments and celestial explorations, and Island Intervals finds him splitting the difference and exploring the tension between those extremes…Especially as it winds down with a pair of exquisite ballads, Island Intervals can feel deceptively modest and quiet. But where Death Vessel’s music lacks grandiosity, it finds grace in abundance.” [“First Listen”] -  NPR Music

“What Thibodeau does so beautifully is combine that feel with the homely, plaintive mood of Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago to create an album of drifting, spacey, folk. It’s the kind of record that rewards a dark room and headphones, or a long walk through a snowy town.” [Review, 8/10] - Drowned In Sound

Island Intervals is barely over half an hour, but it’s so rich with mood and detail that it stretches out and out and out to the horizon and beyond.” [Review, 9/10] - Exclaim

“…An elegant and haunting piece of work.” [“Ilsa Drown”] - Consequence of Sound

“The pair are a perfect fit. Their high voices glide over the gentle instrumentation, which picks up steam as the song pushes on.” [“Ilsa Drown”] - SPIN

“This is one of the most gorgeous things he’s done and a testament to the power of great collaborative chemistry.” [“Ilsa Drown”] - Twenty Four Bit

Tour Dates
Jul. 25 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
Sep. 27 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall*
Sep. 28 - Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen*
Sep. 29 - Montreal, QC - TBA*
Sep. 30 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison*
Oct. 01 - Detroit, MI - Trinosophes*
Oct. 02 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme*
Oct. 04 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
Oct. 06 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway*
Oct. 07 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s*
Oct. 08 - Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox*
Oct. 09 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub*
Oct. 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe*
Oct. 11 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge*
Oct. 12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat*
* w/ Mirah

Posted by Sam Sawyer