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NEWS : TUE, APR 5, 2016 at 10:55 AM

Beach House Announce NEW Western U.S. “Installation Shows” On Sale Thursday, April 7th

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[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill / Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts Philadelphia]


Beach House’s previously announced “Installation Shows” for April and May will go on sale Thursday, April 7th at 11am (local time) and will be available from the band’s website right over here.  These unique shows are interspersed throughout the group’s 2016 headlining spring tour in support of Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry.
 
The remaining “Installation Shows” will be held in art spaces, galleries, community centers, and various alternative venues in the following cities: Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. Venues will be announced 24-48 hours before each show for those who have purchased tickets.
 
Each show will have Beach House performing in their original formation (as a duo), within a special installation the band created for this tour. A majority of the material will focus on tracks from Thank Your Lucky StarsDevotion, and their self-titled debut. Images from previous installations shows can be viewed here: http://nyti.ms/1N5mKF9.
 

 
Beach House’s 2016 North American and European tour schedule resumes Saturday, April 9th in Dallas at the Bomb Factory and has now been extended through August 27th-28th at FYF Music Fest in Los Angeles.



Depression Cherry (released Aug. 28, 2015) is the second consecutive top 10 album for Beach House, coming in at #8 on theBillboard Top 200 chart, and spent 5 weeks at #1 on the CMJ Top 200.


Thank Your Lucky Stars  (released October 16th,  2015) entered at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and peaked at #5 on the CMJTop 200 chart.

 
 
2016 Tour Dates


Installation Shows (All venues TBA)
Tickets on sale Thursday, April 7th at 11am (local time)

Apr. 10 - Austin, TX
Apr. 21 - Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 26 - San Francisco, CA
Apr. 29 - Portland, OR
May 03 - Seattle, WA

For links and more on the “Installation Shows,” please visit beachhousebaltimore.com.
 
Theatre / Club Performances

Apr. 09 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
Apr. 11 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at Moody Theatre [Sold Out]
Apr. 13 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
Apr. 14 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre [Sold Out]
Apr. 17 - Indio, CA - Coachella [Sold Out]
Apr. 19 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy &
Hariett’s [Sold Out]*
Apr. 20 - San Pedro, CA - Warner Grand Theatre [Sold Out]
Apr. 24 - Indio, CA - Coachella [Sold Out]
Apr. 28 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom [Sold Out]
Apr. 30 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue [Sold Out]
May 04 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount
Jun. 01 - Bordeaux, FR -  Theatre Barbey
Jun. 03 - Barcelona, ES -   Primavera Sound
Jun. 05 - Nimes, FR   This Is Not a Love Song
Jun. 06 - Nantes, FR -  Stereolux
Jun. 07 - Toulouse, FR - Bikini
Jun. 10 - Porto, PT -  Primavera Sound
Jun. 12 - London, UK -   Victoria Park
Jun. 13 - Bexhill, UK  - De La Warr Pavillion
Jun. 14 - Paris, FR - Casino de Paris
Jun. 17 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret
Jun. 18 - Aarhus, DK - Northside
Jul. 15 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Jul. 16 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Jul. 17 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Aug. 05 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug. 06 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug. 07 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug. 12 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Music Festival
Aug. 13 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Music Festival
Aug. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival
Aug. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival
* w/ J. Mascis

For theatre/club ticket links, go here.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, MAR 28, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Additional Dates Added for “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour”

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Due to popular demand Flight of the Conchords (aka Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) has extended the “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.” Their forthcoming summer trek now includes second dates in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Portland, and Austin. Those dates are:
 
June 25th - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
June 28th - San Francisco, CA -  Shoreline Amphitheater
July 10th - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
July 20th - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
July 26th - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre


Tickets for the new shows go on sale Friday, April 1st at 10am (local time).
 

The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” is their first since co-headlining 2013’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour.” The Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo has new material in the works, which they’ll showcase exclusively at these shows. The amphitheatre and concert hall tour will also make stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and more.
 
The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” begins June 11th in Cleveland, OH at State Theatre and ends July 27th in Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre. (complete tour dates below.)
 

For this tour, the Conchords have also partnered with the charity organization Global Citizen. Amy Freeland, Senior Manager of Global Citizen Tickets, had this to say about the union, “We are so excited that Flight of the Conchords has joined the Global Citizen Tickets program for 2016! Offering two tickets to each show on the upcoming “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” will engage and motivate Global Citizens across the U.S. to take action to end extreme poverty by 2030.”
 
Tour Dates
Jun. 11 - Cleveland, OH - State Theatre
Jun. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts
Jun. 13 - Washington, DC - Wolf Trap Filene Center [SOLD OUT]
Jun. 14 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre  [SOLD OUT]  
Jun. 16 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Jun. 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum [SOLD OUT]
Jun. 18 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Jun. 19 - Chicago, IL - Pritzker Pavilion [SOLD OUT]
Jun. 22 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park Concerts [SOLD OUT]
Jun. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum [SOLD OUT]
Jun. 24 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium [SOLD OUT]
Jun. 25 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium [JUST ADDED]
Jun. 27 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic [SOLD OUT]
Jun. 28 - San Francisco, CA -  Shoreline Amphitheater [JUST ADDED]
Jul. 01 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
Jul. 02 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Jul. 03 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre      
Jul. 05 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul. 07 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
Jul. 09 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall [SOLD OUT]
Jul. 10 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall [JUST ADDED]
Jul. 11 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
Jul. 12 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Jul. 14 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater          
Jul. 16 - Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park Amphitheatre
Jul. 17 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Jul. 18 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre           
Jul. 20 - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium [JUST ADDED]
Jul. 22 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk 2016 (Fort Adams State Park) [SOLD OUT]
Jul. 23 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion [SOLD OUT]
Jul. 24 - New York, NY - Central Park SummerStage [SOLD OUT]​
Jul. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre [JUST ADDED]
Jul. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre [SOLD OUT]

 
Read more about Flight of the Conchords here.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, MAR 2, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Heron Oblivion’s Self-titled LP Is Out This Friday + North American Tour Dates Extended

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Heron Oblivion’s U.S. tour schedule in support of their self-titled debuthas been extended, and now spans March 3rd in Oakland, CA at Starline Social Club though June 18th in Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios. Newly added dates include stops in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, DC, Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago in late May and early June. Additionally, Heron Oblivion’s festival schedule includes: March 11th in Marfa, TX for Marfa Myths; June 10th -11th in Sonoma, CA at Huichica Music Festival; and the Levitation Festival’s two North American dates, held on April 30th in Austin and June 17th in Vancouver. (complete tour dates below.)

You can now hear Heron Oblivion in full via NPR Music’s “First Listen”.

NPR Music says of the album: “Heron Oblivion shows an uncanny ability to merge and move between authentic forms of psychedelic expression, be they slow burners like “Beneath Fields” and the 10-minute “Rama,” or in woollier offerings like “Oriar” and the whammy-bar-heavy “Faro,” in which Baird enters a vocal trance from which many might never return. Across the whole endeavor, Saufley and Harmonson display a shared language of dynamic shifts and withering, feedback-laden bursts of guitar that create a deeply unsettling effect. Miller hangs back, providing a near-perfect foil to Baird’s minimalist, atmospheric percussion.

“Still, it’s Baird’s voice that sets Heron Oblivion apart: Clear and breathy, it evokes the spirits of Sandy Denny, Trees’ Celia Humphris, Judy Dyble, and the vocal performers from the Wicker Man soundtrack, among others. It cuts through even the grimiest displays of noise the band can muster, punctuating the band’s doom-laden sentiments with bell-tolling finality and grave seriousness. Even if it’s not what the group had envisioned as its calling card, that stern mood helps Heron Oblivion stand out. With any luck, this music will mark a sea change in how we approach psychedelic music in general: as a sound that’s both rooted in history and geared toward the future (see “First Listen” February 24th).”


Heron Oblivion will be released on CD / LP / DL / CASS worldwide Friday, March 4th through Sub Pop. The album, which features the highlights “Oriar”, “Beneath Fields”, “Your Hollows” and “Sudden Lament”, was produced and mixed by the band in San Francisco at The Mansion.

Heron Oblivion is now available for preorder from the Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazonGoogle Play and Bandcamp. LP preorders from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser” edition on clear vinyl with a white swirl (while supplies last). Additionally, a slate gray T-shirt will be available with CD and LP bundles and as a stand alone item.  


More on Heron Oblivion from WFMU’s Brian Turner:
Pastoral pummel. Listening to Heron Oblivion’s album feels like sitting in a lovely meadow in the shadow of a dam that’s gonna heave-ho’ any minute. Members of this new San Francisco combo have put in time in both raging and relatively tranquil psychedelic sound units—this is the premise and the synergy behind this very unique and special new album (read more at Sub Pop).


Tour Dates:
Mar. 03 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club*
Mar. 04 - San Francisco, CA - Amoeba Records (instore)
Mar. 05 - Los Angeles, CA - Resident^
Mar. 06 - San Diego, CA - ‘Til Two
Mar. 11 - Marfa, TX - Marfa Myths
Mar. 20 - Santa Cruz, CA - Don Quixote’s International Music Hall**
Apr. 30 - Austin, TX - Levitation Festival
Jun. 17 - Vancouver, BC - Levitation Vancouver (Cobalt)
May 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
May 28 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
May 31 - Washington, DC - DC9
Jun. 01 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
Jun. 02 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory
Jun. 03 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Jun. 10-11 - Sonoma, CA - Huichica Music Festival
Jun. 16 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
Jun. 17 - Vancouver, BC - Levitation Vancouver - Cobalt
Jun. 18 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
* with CCR Headcleaner, Bill Orcutt
^ with Morgan Delt, Itasca
** with Fred & Toody (of Dead Moon)

Tour ticket links reside in this place.


What people are saying about Heron Oblivion:
“…A raging new psych band.” - Uncut

“These San Franciscans are that rarest of beasts: a supergroup that delivers more than the sum of its parts. Their debut album triumphs, thanks to how well those constituent parts complement each other…Heron Oblivion’s blend of tender melodies and lysergic moods works so well you wonder why these kindred spirits waited so long to collaborate; let’s hope it’s no one-off.” [4/5] - MOJO

“Anyone hoping to hear the mash-up of extroverted guitar blowouts and folk-derived lyricism promised by their collective CV will get what they came for, but Heron Oblivion’s root equation is multivariate multiplication, not addition. The way they factor in bits of Crazy Horse, Fairport Convention, and The Stooges and High Rise gets complicated in a hurry, so that even when you recognize the elements they own the final sum.”  - The Wire

“…Like Pentangle and Black Mountain gorging on magic mushrooms at a woodland commune” - Q

“Whereas Baird’s serene vocals are reminiscent of folk greats like Sandy Denny, the unhinged guitars are pure psych firework displays, exploding frequently, shimmering and screaming, waningmomentarily into the background, and then blasting off again with frazzled gusto.” - The Quietus

“Expressive guitar lines laced with feedback sprawl out again and again without trailing away too far. Meg Baird’s serene voice harkens back to ’60s folk singers, subdued in a way that lends special gravity without being bombastic. Frankly, the group sounds exactly like what psychedelic rock should sound like.” [“Oriar”] -Stereogum

“Not much of HO’s music lives online at the moment, but what’s there suggests a group— Ethan Miller, Noel V. Harmonson, Meg Baird, and Charles Saufley—who like to jam for long durations in the fuzzy, fiery guitar-laden zone where Neil Young’s Zuma meets Joe Walsh-era James Gang. (One track is called “Funeral Funk 49,” and while it’s not as funky as James Gang’s 1970 hit, it takes you deeper into trance land.) Heron Oblivion also
claim influences from the Japanese power-psych label PSF and UK electric folk rock, and Baird’s vocals counterbalance the swarming sound with a dulcet breeziness.” - The Stranger

“San Francisco band Heron Oblivion (who just signed with Sub Pop) opened the night. Fronted by singer/drummer Meg Baird of the Espers (and a Philly ex-pat who’s sung backing vocals for Vile), the band set the tone for the night with some moody psych-folk/noise rock that was made all the more impressive when paired with Baird’s powerful, haunting voice.” - Three Match Breeze


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, FEB 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Flight of the Conchords Announce “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour”

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Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (aka Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) will return to the U.S. this summer. The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” is their first since co-headlining 2014’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour.” Jemaine and Bret have new material in the works, which they’ll showcase exclusively at these shows. The amphitheatre and concert hall tour will make stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlanta, and more.

The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” begins June 11th in Cleveland, OH at State Theatre and ends July 27th in Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre.  Highlights for the tour include July 5th in Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Newport Folk Festival July 22; and New York’s Central Park Summerstage July 24th. Tickets are on sale beginning Friday, March 4th at 10am. (complete listing below.)

Bret had this to say of the upcoming tour: “I’m thrilled to get back on the road with over half the original band.”

The Conchords have also partnered with the charity organization Global Citizen for this tour. Amy Freeland, Senior Manager of Global Citizen Tickets, had this to say 
of the union, “We are so excited that Flight of the Conchords has joined the Global Citizen Tickets program for 2016! Offering two tickets to each show on the upcoming “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” will engage and motivate Global Citizens across the U.S. to take action to end extreme poverty by 2030.”


Tour Dates
Jun. 11 - Cleveland, OH - State Theatre
Jun. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts
Jun. 13 - Washington, DC - Wolf Trap Filene Center
Jun. 14 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
Jun. 16 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
Jun. 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum
Jun. 18 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
Jun. 19 - Chicago, IL - Pritzker Pavilion
Jun. 22 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park 
Jun. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum
Jun. 24 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
Jun. 27 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
Jul. 01 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
Jul. 02 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Jul. 03 - Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Jul. 05 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul. 07 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
Jul. 09 - Austin, TX - Bass Hall
Jul. 11 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
Jul. 12 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Jul. 14 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
Jul. 16 - Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park Amphitheatre
Jul. 17 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Jul. 18 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival 2016 (Fort Adams State Park)
Jul. 23 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul. 24 - New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage
Jul. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

You’ll find ticket links right over here.


About Flight of the Conchords:
Bret and Jemaine first met in 1996 at Victoria University Wellington. Jemaine vividly remembers the first time he met Bret; “he was wearing a hat”. Bret doesn’t remember meeting Jemaine, but says it was unforgettable.

They were both acting in a University Drama Club production called Body Play. Bret and Jemaine were put in a group of five men to create a short theatrical piece about male body issues. The most memorable part of the show was the costumes. They wore nothing but skin coloured bike shorts giving the audience the illusion that they were naked. From that short vignette the group of five developed another pseudo nude show called So, You’re A Man. They performed to sell-out audiences in Wellington and
Auckland,and were then invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

They flew to Australia for a one month season at a Melbourne comedy club called The Last Laugh. The group couldn’t believe they were being paid to perform and Bret blew his entire first pay cheque on a pair of leather pants. 
Unfortunately the Australians didn’t appreciate the show like they had in New Zealand, and the season was cancelled after one week.

In 
1998 Bret and Jemaine decided to start a band. With a combined knowledge of three chords on the guitar they set about jamming out. The first song was Foux Du FaFa, (two chords) and they called themselves Moustache. The four piece band had Bret on casio-tone, Jemaine on guitar, and their friends Toby Laing and Tim Jaray on trumpet and double bass. They performed their one song at the Wellington Fringe Festival late night club and members of the audience were said to have been “mildly impressed” by the act.

After the encouraging 
feedback the pair continued to write songs in their living room, subjecting their six flatmates to relentless three chord jams. After several weeks they knew four chords and Jemaine got them a gig to perform at the Thursday night Comedy Club. On the afternoon of the gig they realized they needed a band name. The initial list of names included Roxygen Supply, Albatrocity, and Tanfastic. But the final name was chanced upon in a series of events that went something like this: Jemaine went to the bathroom and noticed the flat toilet was called the Concorde, he returned from the bathroom to suggest the name Conchord, and Bret said “What about Flight of the Conchords”, and Jemaine said “okay”, and Bret said “okay “, and Jemaine said “okay then” and Bret said “We should go to the gig, we’re late”.

That night was their first performance as Flight of the Conchords. Bret and Jemaine were so nervous they couldn’t speak between songs. Despite their performance 
anxiety the crowd of eleven people enjoyed their gig and were heard clapping and talking amongst themselves (read more at Sub Pop).


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, FEB 25, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Beach House Announce 2016 Spring Installation Shows

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Beach House are thrilled to announce a series of “installation” shows interspersed throughout their upcoming 2016 headlining tour in support of Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry. 

These performances will be held in art spaces, galleries, community centers, and various alternative venues in the following cities: Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. Venues will be announced 24-48 hours before each show for those who have purchased tickets.
 
Each show will have Beach House performing in their original formation (as a duo), within a special installation the band created for this tour. A majority of the material will focus on tracks from Thank Your Lucky StarsDevotion, and their self-titled debut.  
 
Tickets for the March installation dates will go on sale Friday, February 26th at 11 am ET and available from http://www.beachhousebaltimore.com/installation/.  Tickets sales for April and May will be announced in the coming weeks.
 
For more details on the Installation tour, see below.
 


Beach House’s 2016 North American and European tour schedule resumes Monday, February 29th in Cleveland at House of Blues and has been extended through August 12th-13th at Eaux Claires Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. New highlights include:London’s Field Day June 12th; Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago July 15th-17th; Pickathon in Happy Valley, Oregon August 5th-7th.


Depression Cherry (released Aug. 28, 2015) is the second consecutive top 10 album for Beach House, coming in at #8 on theBillboard Top 200 chart, and spent 5 weeks at #1 on the CMJ Top 200.


Thank Your Lucky Stars  (released October 16th,  2015) entered at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and peaked at #5 on the CMJTop 200 chart.
 
Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherrywere recorded during the same two-month span, and produced by the band and Chris Coady at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Both albums are available now in North America from Sub Pop, in Europe from Bella Union and in Australia from Mistletone.
 

MORE FROM BEACH HOUSE ON THE INSTALLATION SHOWS:

PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING A TICKET
We are very excited to announce a series of performances interspersed throughout our North American spring tours. They will be taking place in galleries, art spaces, community centers, and various other alternative venues. Here are the cities and dates:
 
March 2nd - Chicago                              April 10th - Austin
March 4th - Toronto                                April 21st - Los Angeles
March 8th - Montreal                              April 26th - San Francisco
March 12th - Boston                               April 29th - Portland
March 20th - Philadelphia                       May 1st - Vancouver
March 22nd - New York                          May 3rd - Seattle
March 23rd - New York
March 24th - Baltimore

 
WHAT TO EXPECT
We are going to install a design we have created and play as a two-piece within this “installation.”  The performance will be continuous without breaks.  Due to the lack of stages, the audience will be expected to sit on the floor (bring a pillow!).  The show will feature songs mostly from Thank Your Lucky StarsDevotion and our self titled record (songs we can play as a two piece). This is by no means a “stripped down” or intentionally intimate performance. The design requires a maximum audience of 200, so that all can see the performance space.
 
THE CONCEPT
It has always been difficult to carry the initial moments of creativity that inspire our music through the process of making and releasing a record. There are many chances along the way for the feeling to get lost. A lot of “bedroom” bands experience this when they get to the studio or the stage. This installation performance is an attempt to elicit this pure, embryonic state of mind for ourselves and our audience.
 
A NOTE ON TICKET PRICES
The ticket costs for these alternative-space performances are much higher than our normal shows. This is due to the very high production costs and low ticket number. The ticket price is set as low as possible in order to cover our costs and not lose money on the show.  We sincerely apologize if it’s unaffordable for any fans who may want to attend.
 
2016 Tour Dates
Installation Shows (All venues TBA)
Tickets on sale: February 26th at 11am ET.
Mar. 02 - Chicago, IL
Mar. 04 - Toronto, ON
Mar. 08 - Montreal, QC
Mar. 12 - Boston, MA
Mar. 20 - Philadelphia, PA
Mar. 22 - Brooklyn, NY
Mar. 23 - Brooklyn, NY
Mar. 24 - Baltimore, MD

Ticket on sale TBA:
Apr. 10 - Austin, TX
Apr. 21 - Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 26 - San Francisco, CA
Apr. 29 - Portland, OR
May 03 - Seattle, WA
 
Theatre / Club Performances
Feb. 29 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues [Sold Out]
Mar. 01 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre [Sold Out]
Mar. 05 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall [Sold Out]
Mar. 06 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall [Sold Out]
Mar. 09  - Montreal, QC - Rialto Theatre [Sold Out]
Mar. 11 - Boston, MA - House of Blues [Sold Out]
Mar. 14 - New York, NY - Webster Hall [Sold Out]
Mar. 15 - New York, NY - Webster Hall [Sold Out]
Mar. 16 - New York, NY - Webster Hall [Sold Out]
Mar. 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer [Sold Out]
Mar. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer [Sold Out]
Apr. 09 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
Apr. 11 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at Moody Theatre [Sold Out]
Apr. 13 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
Apr. 14 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre [Sold Out]
Apr. 17 - Indio, CA - Coachella
Apr. 19 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Hariett’s [Sold Out]*
Apr. 20 - San Pedro, CA - Warner Grand Theatre
Apr. 24 - Indio, CA - Coachella
Apr. 28 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom [Sold Out]
Apr. 30 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue [Sold Out]
May 04 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount
Jun. 01 - Bordeaux, FR -  Theatre Barbey
Jun. 03 - Barcelona, ES -   Primavera Sound
Jun. 05 - Nimes, FR   This Is Not a Love Song
Jun. 06 - Nantes, FR -  Stereolux
Jun. 07 - Toulouse, FR - Bikini
Jun. 10 - Porto, PT -  Primavera Sound
Jun. 12 - London, UK -   Victoria Park
Jun. 13 - Bexhill, UK  - De La Warr Pavillion
Jun. 14 - Paris, FR - Casino de Paris
Jun. 17 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret
Jun. 18 - Aarhus, DK - Northside
Jul. 15 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Jul. 16 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Jul. 17 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Aug. 05 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug. 06 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug. 07 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug. 12 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Music Festival
Aug. 13 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Music Festival
* w/ J. Mascis

Theatre/Club ticket links are here.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, JAN 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Heron Oblivion Announce West Coast Tour Dates

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Heron Oblivion have announced U.S. west coast tour dates in support of their forthcoming self-titled debut.  You can listen to lead track “Oriar” right now on YouTube and Soundcloud.
 
Shows include: February 7th in Portland at Sabertooth Music Festival (with Built to Spill and Mikal Cronin); an album release show on March 3rd in Oakland at Starline Social Club; March 5th in Los Angeles at Resident (with labelmate Morgan Delt); And March 6th in San Diego at ‘Til Two. Additionally, Heron Oblivion will appear at Marfa Myths in Marfa, Texas on March 11th and Austin’s Levitation Festival April 29th-May 1st. (All dates below)
 
Heron Oblivion will be released on CD / LP / DL / CASS worldwide March 4th through Sub Pop, and
is now available for preorder from the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunesAmazonGoogle Play and Bandcamp. LP preorders from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser” edition on clear vinyl with white swirl (while supplies last), and there’s a T-shirt available on its own or in a $ saving bundle!

More on Heron Oblivion from WFMU’s Brian Turner:
Pastoral pummel. Listening to Heron Oblivion’s album feels like sitting in a lovely meadow in the shadow of a dam that’s gonna heave-ho’ any minute. Members of this new San Francisco combo have put in time in both raging and relatively tranquil psychedelic sound units—this is the premise and the synergy behind this very unique and special new album (read more at Sub Pop).



Heron Oblivion, which features the highlights ”Oriar”, “Beneath Fields”, “Your Hollows” and “Sudden Lament”, was produced and mixed by the band and Eric Bauer in San Francisco at The Mansion. 


What people are saying about Heron Oblivion:
“…A raging new psych band.” - Uncut
 
“Expressive guitar lines laced with feedback sprawl out again and again without trailing away too far. Meg Baird’s serene voice harkens back to ’60s folk singers, subdued in a way that lends special gravity without being bombastic. Frankly, the group sounds exactly like what psychedelic rock should sound like” [“Oriar”] -Stereogum
 
“Not much of HO’s music lives online at the moment, but what’s there suggests a group— Ethan Miller, Noel V. Harmonson, Meg Baird, and Charles Saufley—who like to jam for long durations in the fuzzy, fiery guitar-laden zone where Neil Young’s Zuma meets Joe Walsh-era James Gang. (One track is called “Funeral Funk 49,” and while it’s not as funky as James Gang’s 1970 hit, it takes you deeper into trance land.) Heron Oblivion also claim influences from the Japanese power-psych label PSF and UK electric folk rock, and Baird’s vocals counterbalance the swarming sound with a dulcet breeziness. - The Stranger
 
San Francisco band Heron Oblivion (who just signed with Sub Pop) opened the night. Fronted by singer/drummer Meg Baird of the Espers (and a Philly ex-pat who’s sung backing vocals for Vile), the band set the tone for the night with some moody psych-folk/noise rock that was made all the more impressive when paired with Baird’s powerful, haunting voice. - Three Match Breeze 


 
Tour Dates:
Feb. 07 - Portland, OR - Sabertooth Music Festival (Crystal Ballroom)*
Mar. 03 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
Mar. 05 - Los Angeles, CA - Resident**
Mar. 06 - San Diego, CA - ‘Til Two
Mar. 11 - Marfa, TX - Marfa Myths
Apr. 29 - May 01 - Austin, TX - Levitation Festival
* w/ Built to Spill, Mikal Cronin, Snakes
** w/ Morgan Delt

For ticket links, head on over here.

Posted by Rachel White