• 07-23-2011, 08:36 AM
    Davey
    Dusk at Cubist Castle ... on the road again
    I was listening to an old favorite yesterday from Olivia Tremor Control, (Music from the Unrealized Film Script) Dusk at Cubist Castle, so uploaded "Holiday Surprise 1, 2, 3" to my song of the day page for fun, and just out of curiosity I checked the web to see if many people were still mentioning this 15 year old CD. And what... they have a tour starting next month! I didn't even know they were thinking about reuniting, though I know they've done it in the past for a few shows. Can't tell yet if it is all the principles, Will Hart and Bill Doss and Jeff Mangum and the rest. I see Jeff is supposed to be curating ATP this year, which is where the tour ends, so I imagine he'll be on stage with them. Apparently they are premiering new material and working on a new record.

    http://altmusic.about.com/b/2011/07/...ntrol-tour.htm

    August 31: Austin, TX - Mohawk
    September 3: Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
    September 5: San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
    September 8: Seattle, WA - Vera Project
    September 9: Portland, OR - Someday Lounge
    September 12: Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
    September 13: Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
    September 14: Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
    September 15: Pittsburgh, PA - New Hazlet Theatre
    September 16: Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
    September 17: Montréal, QC - Il Motore
    September 19: Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
    September 21: New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
    September 23: Philadelphia, PA - UPenn Rotunda
    December 2-4: Minehead, England - ATP Festival
  • 07-24-2011, 05:43 AM
    Slosh
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    I've been meaning to pick this up for ages. Thanks for the reminder, just grabbed the CD yesterday. I'll have to see what my friend who is a huge Beatles fan thinks of it (his dog is named Ringo and his GF's dog is Lucy :) ).

    NP: (obviously)
  • 07-24-2011, 08:27 AM
    Davey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slosh View Post
    I've been meaning to pick this up for ages. Thanks for the reminder, just grabbed the CD yesterday. I'll have to see what my friend who is a huge Beatles fan thinks of it (his dog is named Ringo and his GF's dog is Lucy :) ).

    There are times when it does sound almost like demos for a missing Beatles record from 1967, but the production style is more dense, and it does have an undeniable "indie" sound the Beatles don't (something kind of hard to explain here, but detuned guitars and a lot of phasey and distorted effects, a million ideas coupled with the usual lack of funds). Often the most amazing pop gems seem to arise from that background, stay for awhile, then sink back in. Kind of like a messier and more psychedelicized Abbey Road suite. The song I mentioned above is a pretty good example, going for over 6 minutes with a few mixups, but arriving pretty much where it started, "spending my last dollar on a hotel and a restaurant...". Very cool, but obviously not everyone's idea of a great record :)
  • 08-04-2011, 07:59 AM
    Swish
    Had to pull this one out of the stacks...
    ...and so glad I did. Pure pop joy. Not sure I can make it to see them in Philly, but that would be fun.
  • 08-05-2011, 09:21 AM
    jonnyhambone
    This is one of those albums that I know of, know I'll like, but haven't ever picked up. Well they'll be rolling thru my town in Sept. AND Dusk and Black Foliage are being given the fancy 2x LP reissue - limited press and I think I read that the first 200 ordered from Chunklet are on blue vinyl. Looks like I'll be meeting this album at last...