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HearingTest – Rewind! #1!

Posted by Molli Fire on Saturday, 9June07

Welcome to the premier edition of HT-Rewind! Issue 001!

The Greatest Hits from the first week of June:

Drones Of The Dour – Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Wolves In The Throneroom, Merzbow, Weedeater Shows

Sunn O))) announced a string of West Coast US shows with the incredibly talented Wolves In The Throneroom bringing furious black metal along and Southern Lord label mates Weedeater. Sunn O))) also announced that they will play the Super Sonic Fest in UK alongside Mogwai and Miasma, as well as the Dour Festival with previous tour mates Wolf Eyes plus Merzbow and Wilco.

Sunn O))) To Release Oracle On Vinyl

Sunn O))) also announced that they will be releasing Oracle on vinyl. Brainwashed got a hold of the cd and has reviewed it with samplage.

Digitized – Bob Marley’s Exodus Gets A Futuristic Release

Exodus turns 30 this year, and to celebrate Island will be reissuing the entire album on USB stick, Micro SD, deluxe cd, cd, and vinyl. The first 3 come with video footage of Bob Marley and the Wailers performing live in London in 1977. The vinyl will be reissued as an exact replica of its first release.

Dope New 50/50 Video From Wiley!

Eski Boy makes a smokin video for “50/50” from his upcoming Playtime Is Over and HearingTest has the links to a crystal clear mov format. It positively sparkles, and comes rumbling out of the subwoofers! In addition to the vid, the sweet fellas over at Big Dada have sent us a link to where you can get your own Wiley player. It’s sweet too, I wish I could show you here, but WordPress does not allow embedding of players other than a few like yT. But trust me, go check it out, it has the video for “50/50” plus audio for “Gangsters” and “Bow E3”. It’s a clever likkle device –
www.bigdada.com/wileyplayer/

December ATP – Portishead, Aphex Twin, Earth, Julian Cope And More

Yep, all those folks are on the lineup. What isn’t obvious from the beginning of this report is that the second part features an album review by Julian Cope for one of the most amazing dark ambient metal bands – Sacrificial Totem. The album that Cope reviewed is Hurqalya which can be found on Katabatik. All fans of ambient noise, ambient metal, and atmospheric sonic storytelling should definitely check this out. Katabatik releases albums and hosts concerts with bands who create unique sonic experimentations. Their catalogue ranges from experimental electronica to IDM to ambient, metal, ragtime, and glitch-core. Definitely a fine resource of music.

NME Offers Free White Stripes Record In Magazine This Week

A limited edition red vinyl picture disc of “Rag And Bone” from the White Stripes’ upcoming Icky Thump was included in this week’s issue of NME. More info and pictures in the report.

Download – Matt Shadetek Releases His BBC Mix

MO FIRE! MO BASS!! Bo! This mix is the shizzle! If you haven’t already, go get this mix NOW! Killer tunes, mostly original stuff and remixes from the likes of Matt Shadetek, Drop The Lime, Plastician etc. Originally mixed for BBC’s Mary Anne Hobbs show, this is the first time its been available for download, and it’s FREE! If you like what you hear, show your love and buy some vinyl and keep it spinning!

Glen E Friedman Releases Fugazi Photos

Another fantastic picture book from the super talented Friedman. This report has links to where you can find other books by Friedman on Burning Flags Press.

Blue Scholars Video For “Back Home” From Bayani

The song rules, the video rules. Go check it out. It’s about bringing our troops home to their families where they belong.

Dragons Exist And So Do Ninjas

Ninja Tunes found a rare master tape from 1970 of psychedelic surf rock by the Dragons. Dennis Dragon is known for his work composing soundtracks for 1970’s skate films, surf films, ski films, and more. This is such an epic story of the Dragon Brothers and how they were just too far ahead of the music business in the 70’s. If you read nothing else, read this. Okay, maybe just this, Shadetek, and Wiley.

Whew! What a week! And this is just the highlights! ENJOY!

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New Album With BSS, DMST + DRM-Free Music

Posted by Molli Fire on Friday, 8June07

Canadian post-rock fans – I bring you reasons to rejoice! Broken Social Scensters/Do Make Say Thinkers/KC Accidentalists have been working on a new album. Kevin Drew (of BSS) wrote the songs and recorded them at his mate Ohad Benchetrit‘s studio. The music is played by Kevin, Ohad, and Charles Spearin, which leads one to wonder – Is this a BSS album, a KC Accidental album, or a DMST album? None of the above. It’s Kevin Drew’s solo album, despite calling it Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew, “Spirit If…”

New Kevin Drew Album

A press release put out by Arts&Crafts (the record label for BSS, Feist, among others) states that the new album is all from Kevin’s musings and favorite activities. Specifically, the album is about “fucking, fighting, fearing and hope.” Broken Social Scene’s other core founding member, Brendan Canning is working on Broken Social Scene Presents… Volume 2 while a BSS Presents tour is in the works for this fall. Watch the Arts&Crafts website for updates, and of course HearingTest news. If all this musical crossbreeding has you completely confused, check the wiki pages in the links to sort it all out. Canadians are just more Social than most, eh?

LINKS

the pitchf*#k report
Broken Social Scene website
Do Make Say Think website
Arts&Crafts
Broken Social Scene Wiki
Do Make Say Think Wiki

One Tour Date Left For DMST

28 JULY 2007 Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival

HIGH QUALITY LIVE RECORDINGS

If you absolutely adore Do Make Say Think AND you’ve always wanted a killer quality digital audio file of one of their live shows, then today is a very lucky day for you!  Here is a link to a fantastic site that archives live show recordings for many bands and offers them FREE for download!  In addition to everything being DRM-FREE, you have your choice of formats: high bit-rate mp3s, plus high quality formats like FLAC, OGG, Vorbis, etc.  Every situation is different so go check it out!
The Live Archive

More News For Arts&Crafts Artists

Arts&Crafts News also has these events to announce:
Stars added to V-Fest in Toronto
On September 9 Stars will join The Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers, Metric, The Hives, Tokyo Police Club and many more at this years V-Fest in Toronto. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.ca, Rotate This, and Soundscapes.

Apostle Of Hustle to play New York and Chicago residencies
Apostle Of Hustle will play a 4-night residency at The Mercury Lounge in New York, and a 3-night residency at Schubas Tavern in Chicago. Visit the Ouija page for all the details.

    
   
   
   
  
  


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Aphex Twin, Earth, Julian Cope Play ATP W/ Portishead

Posted by Molli Fire on Saturday, 2June07

Oh that’s it. If I don’t build, buy, or otherwise acquire a teleportation device soon I’ll go mad! It started with the Roadburn Festival, then the upcoming Dour Festival, and now this – the lineup for the All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by Portishead:

All Tomorrow’s Parties NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Lineup

PORTISHEAD

APHEX TWIN »

JULIAN COPE

SPARKLEHORSE »

ONEIDA »

BLACK MOUNTAIN »

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX

FUZZ AGAINST JUNK

SEASICK STEVE

TEAM BRICK

EARTH »

OK, you all know how I feel about Earth (drone metal pioneers, and DEMI-gods!), but Aphex Twin? He NEVER plays live shows! He is adamant about asking for so much money to play a live show that it ensures he never gets invited to play. I’ve heard that he is nothing but a jerk to work with, but that’s besides the point. This is a truly RARE opportunity to see an amazing pioneer of experimental glitch electronica!

The ATP/Nightmare Before Christmas experimental music event takes place December 7, 8 & 9 at Butlins Holiday Camp at Minehead in the UK. For those not familiar, (and those in the US) think of an oversized playground with a pub on the coast with an experimental music camp out. According to the news on the Portishead site, “Signing up to the mailing list instantly makes you eligible in a draw to win a pair of tickets for ATP”.

All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival website

Aphex Twin, Portishead, Julian Cope And Earth Play ATP December 2007

Julian Cope Reviews Avant-Garde Albums Every Month

Julian Cope has a fascinating collection of music in his Album of the Month series. This month he reviewed Les Rallizes Denudés album Flightless Bird. You can stream the album while reading the review, “Facel Vega from the Heart of Darkness”.
In April, Cope reviewed a truly unique album, Hurqalya by Sacrificial Totem. It is a very limited edition album released by Katabatik in Oakland, CA (only 99 copies were issued, each with hand assembled packaging).

Sacrificial Totem – Hurqalya:
Julian Cope Reviews Sacrificial Totem Ambient Black Metal Album

How Cope came across the album is a total mystery, but it seems he was quite moved by the sonic journey it involved him in. One of the more tame statements from his review:

For Sacrificial Totem’s cataclysmic raging across our speaker systems are enormous weather-sized sonic tempests that exhibit more life force than even the most ardent proto-metal or No Wave freerock, and their calamitous sound is a key to clearing away all the slack, all the kack and all the psychic plaque that the extraneous and unnecessary moves of the Modern world build up around our senses, divorcing us from the sheer ecstasy of the exterior by numbing us up with sweet sticky melodies and rhymes of unrealistic hope

I’ve been an on again off again fan of Cope’s since I was 19, but this review makes him my journalistic mentor. I love the way some can weave a review of black metal. If you don’t recognize his name right off the bat, you may have heard him uttering chants of doom on the Sunn O))) White Album….

Sacrificial Totem artist page on Katabatik.org

The second track on this mix is from the Hurqalya album:

click to play the mix. It is a KPFA radio dj set of all Katabatik artists, the full tracklist is on Katabatik’s Sounds page. You can download the mp3 from their site.

 

 


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Mum Reveals New Album Details + Tour Dates

Posted by Molli Fire on Friday, 1June07

Icelandic water does it again. The septet known as Mum is finally coming out with their first new album in 3 years, go go smear the poison ivy, due out Sept-ember 24th on Fat Cat Records. Someone else already reported about the album awhile back in mog news, but I am unable to find that post to link to it here. In more recent news, the single “they made frogs smoke ’til they exploded” will be released on August 27th. The band describes it as a “chirpy song about animal cruelty, it’s backed with ‘the amateur show'” and as a “wonky insect-circus instrumental.” And they have added dates to their tour, see below.

Mum - go go smear the poison ivy - New Album

Tracklist for go go smear the poison ivy

01 Blessed Brambles
02 A Little Bit Sometimes
03 They Made Frogs Smoke ‘Til They Exploded
04 These Eyes Are Berries
05 Moon Pulls
06 Marmalade Fires
07 Rhuubarbidoo
08 Dancing Behind My Eyelids
09 School Song Misfortune
10 I Was Her Horse
11 Guilty Rocks
12 Winter (What We Never Were After All)

Tour Dates

02 Jun – ATP stage – Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain
09 Jun – Villette Sonique Festival, Paris, France
17 Jul – La Mer De Musicas Festival, Murcia, Spain
24 Jul – Sync Festival, Athens, Greece
28 Jul – Afisha Festival, Moscow, Russia
19 Aug Helsinki, Finland – Loop Festival
24 Oct Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
01 Nov Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium
09 Nov New York, NY – St. Paul the Apostle (Wordless Music Series)
10 Nov New York, NY – Society for Ethical Culture (Wordless Music Series)

Links

MumSpace
Fat Cat Records youTube Channel
Mum on BLEEP – listen/download

Mum – “Summer Make Good”:


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Tom Waits, Kronos Quartet, Dalai Lama On Live CD

Posted by Molli Fire on Friday, 1June07

On July 10th, the wonderful label/catalog known only as ANTI- will release to the public the recording of Healing the Divide: A Concert for Peace and Reconciliation which was hosted by the Lincoln Center in NYC on September 21, 2003. This concert was the grand finale on the Dalai Lama’s 2003 US tour and featured live performances by Tom Waits, Kronos Quartet, Greg Cohen, Philip Glass, Anoushka Shankar and more. In fact, here is the cd tracklist:

TRACKLIST FOR Healing The Divide:

01 Speech by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
02 The Gyoto Tantric Choir – “Invocation”
03 Anoushka Shankar – “Nivedan”
04 Nawang Khechong and R. Carlos Nakai – “Peace Chants”
05 Phillip Glass and Foday Musa Suso – “The Gambia”
06 Tom Waits and Kronos Quartet with Greg Cohen – “Way Down in the Hole”
07 Tom Waits and Kronos Quartet with Greg Cohen – “God’s Away on Business”
08 Tom Waits and Kronos Quartet with Greg Cohen – “Lost in the Harbor”
09 Tom Waits and Kronos Quartet with Greg Cohen – “Diamond in Your Mind”
Healing The Divide is a non-profit organization created in 2002 in NYC that according to wiki, “maintains an international focus on conflict resolution, as it works in four “program” areas: health, justice, peace, and education/culture.” According to HTD’s own website:

Healing the Divide was created to challenge existing, failed modes of thought and action and to foster the kind of revolutionary transformations needed to break the bonds of ignorance, intolerance and injustice.

According to the press release:

All of the artists, Anti- Records, and Healing the Divide are donating all their proceeds from sales to Healing the Divide’s Tibetan Health Initiative, a program that provides health insurance and medical care to impoverished Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns living in refugee settlements. Each CD purchase provides one year of health insurance.

Tom Waits is quoted in the release as describing his involvement with the concert thus:

I’m no fool. It’s a spiritual insurance policy. Hell, at my age, the next group I put together, everyone may be playing a harp. All kidding aside, I owed His Holiness a favor. He did all my papers in school.

The cd will be available in stores and by download from iTunes starting on July 10th, and a DVD of the concert is also in the works according to some sources.

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Sonic Boom SF Show Review

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 26April07

I did it! I finally headed over to youtube and created a channel for HearingTest! Now i will be able to post videos here immediately!

On that note, let’s get to the Sonic Boom show review!

The digs – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, April 8th, 2007.

An absolutely lovely night in SF, already starting to hint at the warmth of summer, with the soothing moisture in the air that is ever-present from the nearby beaches. My mates and i filled our bellies at the late-night diner just up the hill from Hemlock Tavern, because you can’t get fries and root beer floats at the bars here.

There were 2 bands that played before Sonic Boom :
Stevenson Ranch Davidians

LSD and the Search for God

Even when I was at the show I couldn’t figure out which was which, so we’ll skip that part. They were both fun to listen to live, and both were at the mercy of the person doing sound who seemed to have no idea how one was supposed to run sound. When one singer asked through the mic for the monitors to be turned up, they got no response, and no action. So, they had to wonder if it sounded right. In front of the stage, where the audience was, it sounded great. To the side of the stage and on stage, it sounded weird. Luckily, the crowd thought it sounded great. Note to sound tech people – take your earplugs out once in awhile to gauge how it sounds, especially when changing the volume on different things! This person did not, and consequently kept turning up the volume on a microphone that was picking up the cymbals. To the audience, it was way too loud and shrill, yet they kept turning it up….

OK! On to the good stuff! Mr. Sonic Boom played an absolutely wonderful set! He had crazy old digital electronic instruments, like a Yamaha synthesizer, a Dr. BOSS Sampler (which he never used the sequencer of, he triggered each sample by hand as he needed it!), an Electribe (i think it was the sampler version, I don’t think he used the sequencer on this one either!) and some strange little box marked Casio that made drum rhythms akin to old organ percussion beats! You know, samba, foxtrot, rock…. For some reason, i expect this type of gear to make crazy techno or noise or dub or similar. SB made gorgeous ethereal music that was delicate even as it expanded to fill the room. The one man show consisted of songs that he has played in the bands he has been part of previously, mostly Spectrum music. You can hear little bits of the songs in the videos.

As much as I love Hemlock Tavern, and will keep going there because they host many of my favorite musicians, they really need to work on their ventilation. Every show I have ever seen there, I ended up out in the alley trying to cool off and get fresh air. Even with the big door open in the back of the room, it is impossible to stay in the throng of people pressing as close to the stage as possible because it just gets too sweaty hot. And it’s only April now. In July, it is much worse. Some people theorize that this is part of the rock and roll experience, but that’s dumb. I have never enjoyed a show less just because it was comfortable. Just read my review of ISIS at Bimbo’s 365 Club for proof. But don’t get me wrong, Hemlock is still one of the best venues to see music – the stage is only a little bit elevated from the floor, so you can get in real close (which is how i can read itty bitty type on plastic boxes of obscure electronic devices), the sound is usually good, the drinks are proper, and the staff is so dang nice.

Here are the videos, with the slideshow from last week repeated at the end of this post :

 

 

 

 

 

Sonic Boom is also the purveyor of a fantastic website, so make sure you check it out : http://www.sonic-boom.info/

 

 

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Pictures! Sonic Boom (Spacemen3, Spectrum) in SF

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 19April07

So, this is actually just another tease…. I was lucky enough to see the wonderful performance by Sonic Boom in SF this month. Sonic Boom is the genius behind the aural experimentations known as E.A.R. and he is also the voice and half the music of Spectrum AND he is one of the Spacemen3. Busy Boy. Well, he is touring the US and has shows in the UK as i earlier posted about. The show at the Hemlock Tavern was fantastic! i will do my best to write a proper report about it this week. i will definitely have a series of 1-2 minute videos with sound to post up here very soon. i haven’t posted movies yet, so i might have to figure out how to do that within wordpress. Maybe it’s time to start a youtubular account….

Well, until i get the movies up, here is a little slideshow of the pix :

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Spooky, Chemist, Tobin Remix Stalin-Era Hits

Posted by Molli Fire on Tuesday, 10April07

LA PHIL PRESENTS – SHADOW OF STALIN SPECIAL EVENTS:

RUSSIAN CHANSON EXPLORES UNDERGROUND MUSICAL MOVEMENT
PRAVDA RE-IMAGINES RUSSIAN CULTURE FOR LATE-NIGHT DJ AND VJ MULTI-MEDIA EVENT

 

the LA Philharmonic Association published a press release today with the following information :

On Thursday, May 24 and Saturday, May 26, Walt Disney Concert Hall hosts two unprecedented events that explore the influence of political oppression on artistic expression during the Stalin era. These two contemporary programs are presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of Shadow of Stalin, a series of programs that examine the effects of government decisions on creativity.

Denver-based indie-gypsy-folk group DeVotchka performs on Thursday, May 24, at 8 p.m. in a program that explores Russian Chanson, an anti-folk musical movement with its roots in injustice and disappointment in Russian life. DeVotchka’s instrumentation includes guitar, bouzouki, piano, trumpet, violin, accordion, piano, sousaphone, double bass, theremin and percussion. They perform original material in the style and spirit of Russian chanson, as well as original songs written by great chanson songwriters. Saul Williams, a leader of the spoken word/slam poetry movement, and star of Slam, winner of the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, also performs. Special guest to be added.

On Saturday, May 26, from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., a line-up of DJs, VJs, artists and musicians converge at Walt Disney Concert Hall for PRAVDA – a progressive exploration of the sounds, sights, and philosophies of the Stalin era. Amon Tobin, Cut Chemist, DJ Spooky, J-Rocc, Peanut Butter Wolf, and Mumbles with special guests dublab soundsystem, collaborate to remix the music of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Mosolov, complemented by improvised visuals from iconic Russian films, painting live onstage by Norton Wisdom, and mobile video projection produced by MC This. Film footage from Battleship Potemkin, Alexander Nevsky, The Cranes are Flying, and Soy Cuba, as well as rare clips from Russian documentaries, interviews, and propaganda films give a historical reference point against modern interpretations of Russian culture. Additional special guest artists to be announced.

info :

May 25 (8pm)
Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A. CA

DeVotchka
Saul Williams
Special guest tba

May 26 (10 pm-3 am)
Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A. CA
$30-50 seats

Amon Tobin
Cut Chemist
DJ Spooky
J-Rocc
dublab soundsystem
Peanut Butter Wolf
Mumbles
Shostakovich
Prokofiev
Mosolov

also – iconic Russian films, painting live onstage by Norton Wisdom, special guest Thomas Golubic, and mobile video projection produced by MC This.

oh, but wait, this is the the best part

At midnight on May 26th, Christoph Bull gives a special dramatic organ performance, and for the first time since Leon Theremin conducted the original ten Theremin Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 1932, the concert is recreated with ten theremin players on the stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall. In celebration of the birthdate of the late Robert Moog, pioneer of this electronic instrument, the evening also features a special tribute to Moog, whose company is the leading manufacturer of theremins today.

WOWSA! i’m so excited right now, i’m emitting variable frequencies!!

 

LA Phil

this might be a splendid week to visit the southern side of the sunny state! i hope there is not intentional trickery hidden in that description – it says that 10 theremin players will be on stage together, but never clarifies that they will be playing any instruments! surely they would not be playing air theremin. oh wait, all theremins are air played, i suppose. well, hopefully you see what i’m getting at… oh, and Moog’s Theremin company is called Big Briar, if you should want to find a very reasonably priced “aether instrument” of your own. especially after experiencing a Theremin Orchestra!

For a complete listing of Shadow of Stalin events, please visit:
LAPhil.com/ShadowofStalin

read the entire press release with lots more information at – LA Philharmonic Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bjork’s Volta Gets Leaked

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 29March07

according to Pitchfork today, Bjork has joined the new trend of “leaking” new material onto the internet. there are a series of micro-teasers to bizarre for me to even list here, so if you really want to hunt down little snippets that might be from the upcoming Volta album, then go check out Pitchfork

ok, ok, fine, Gerome Voltaire is a REAL person living in Reykjavik, who is remixing snippets of music he recorded with a neighboring artist. and Bjork will be furious when she finds out he is putting this stuff on the web. sure. ;) .

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E.A.R. – Travelling Electronic Experiments

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 29March07

Hurray!!! Finally, EAR, Experimental Audio Research, is touring!! Not too many chances to catch his far out experimentalism, only a handful of US dates spanning April, and only 2 in London, but better than nothing which is all we have heard from EAR lately!
EAR was created by an experimental electronic scientist, Peter Kember, aka Sonic Boom, who may be more well known for his participation in surf guitar rock band, Spaceman 3, and psychedelic spaced out guitar rock band, Spectrum. There seems to be no limit to the scope and direction of the experimentations. he is notorious for his use of mulitple speak and spells as instruments and found sound recordings. i own an album which consists of nothing but recordings and simulations of daily noises, starting with the time of dinosaurs, and progressing to the modern experience. For further and deeper descriptions of this project, please read the bio on Sonic Boom’s website.

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It gets better, the April 15th London performance will have EAR opening for Cluster! The April 30th London performance will also present a performance by Bert Jansch! Cluster, formed in the 70’s, is one of Germany’s pioneer experimental electronica bands. Cluster has collaborated with experimental krautrock band, Neu! and Brian Eno. These days, Cluster play mostly ambient electronic krautrock, and as far as i know, they have not toured since 1997. Bert Jansch is the founding member of Pentangle and won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 for his work in folk music. The Scotsman has worked with Neil Young, Johnny Marr, and Jimmy Page, among others.

According to Sonic Boom’s website, here are the dates and places :

1 APRIL 2007, NYC, NY

E.A.R., REBEL NYC
2 APRIL 2007, PHILADELPHIA, PA

E.A.R., JOHNNY BRENDA’S
3 APRIL 2007, CLEVELAND, OH

E.A.R., BEACHLAND TAVERN
4 APRIL 2007, CHICAGO, IL

E.A.R., LAKESHORE THEATRE
5 APRIL 2007, AUSTIN, TX

E.A.R., EMO’S
8 APRIL 2007, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

E.A.R., HEMLOCK TAVERN
9 APRIL 2007, HOLLYWOOD, CA

E.A.R., SAFARI SAM’S
10 APRIL 2007, SACRAMENTO, CA

E.A.R., BLUE LAMP
12 APRIL 2007, NYC, NY

SPACELINES DJ SET, TRIBECA GRAND
15 APRIL 2007, LONDON, UK

E.A.R. SUPPORTING CLUSTER, CAMDEN UNDERWORLD
30 APRIL 2007, LONDON, UK

E.A.R., ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL. as part of St.Etienne’s launch of the refurbished room. Bert Jansch also playing.

Spectrum is also planning to tour the Pacific Rim in the late summer and fall of this year. Spectrum will release an EP and LP before the year is over.

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