Monday, August 16, 2010

Lou Barlow + the missingmen, Wye Oak

Tuesday, August 17 2010, Manic Productions presents

Daniel Street
21 Daniel Street
Milford CT

$12 - 8:00PM - 21+


Buy tickets now or pick them up at Redscroll Records

Lou Barlow + the missingmen:
In the four years since his career-redefining, mostly acoustic record Emoh, Lou Barlow has reunited with Dinosaur Jr. and reissued three of Sebadoh's classic albums. But as the brilliant new Goodnight Unknown illustrates, hes hardly living in the past. Borrowing the live-band energy of Dinosaur Jr. and the stylistic reach of Sebadoh, Barlow has built on Emoh's full production and written a set of immediate, melodic pop songs that Lou describes as, "a cross between my later work with Folk Implosion and my earlier work with my ears, anyway." Lou Barlow + the missingmen will kick off their first headlining US tour on June 10 at the Casbah in San Diego. To celebrate, Merge are releasing a brand-new digital EP entitled = Sentridoh III. Described by the band as “an almost live representation of the Lou Barlow + the missingmen live show,” =Sentridoh III is another step forward for Lou Barlow, and his first release with new backing band the missingmen (guitarist Tom Watson and drummer Raul Morales). With new cuts, rocking reworks of songs from Lou’s Merge debut Emoh and his latest solo record Goodnight Unknown, as well as a hauntingly beautiful cover of Skip James’s “I’m So Glad,” = Sentridoh III is a must-have testament to this remarkable partnership. Merge

Wye Oak:
The droll tone and fleeting sweetness of a Yo La Tengo are cut into the more deeply textural concerns of shoegaze in the Baltimore group’s work. It’s an interesting alignment, given the contrast in senses of humor. But Wye Oak successfully shed tonnage from the latter without losing potency. Wye Oak are Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack. Jenn & Andy have been playing music together and apart in Baltimore, MD, and chose their name from the honorary state tree of Maryland. They spent much of the first Wye Oak record, If Children, submerging their songs of youthful love and dread in a distortion haze, but the band's new record, The Knot, starts with a bell. From the first clarion-clear note, Wye Oak's collective vision is sharpened on The Knot, a set of songs that sway, stretch, and scream while always reaching outward for personal connection. One of the loudest 2 piece bands we have ever seen! Merge

More tour dates with Wye Oak:

Aug 18 Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
Aug 19 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Aug 20 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
Aug 21 Nashville, TN - The Basement
Aug 22 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
Aug 23 Madison, WI - The Frequency
Aug 25 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
Aug 26 Chicago, IL - Schubas
Aug 27 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Aug 28 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
Aug 29 Montreal, Quebec -II Motore
Aug 31 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
Sep 01 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Sep 02 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
Sep 03 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas

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