Earth bring Karl Blau on tour, try out new material on West Coast tour with Wolves in the Throne Room

Earth bring Karl Blau on tour, try out new material on West Coast tour with Wolves in the Throne Room

Earth, the drone-metal experimenters that presumably all of us at TMT love, have announced a week-and-a-half-long jaunt around the West Coast with labelmates Wolves in the Throne Room. The series of concerts will be opened by instrumental cellist Lori Goldston, who will actually perform again once Earth hits the stage. What’s more, Earth have tapped the ever incorrigible Karl Blau (D+, The Microphones, Kelp!, etc.) to play bass with them. Blau will even get to reunite with lover-in-crime Phil Elverum at the group’s final date in Olympia. Cute!

Speaking of cute, the tour will provide a chance for Earth to test new material that they’ve been finalizing for their full-length follow-up to 2008’s adorable The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull (TMT Review). If all goes to plan, the new album will be “released on Southern Lord Recordings by early 2011” and may very well have a couple tracks that drone on and on and on for 20 minutes.

If you’re curious, then you should know that Earth’s lineup for the shows will be as follows:

Dylan Carlson - Guitar
Adrienne Davies - Drums
Karl Blau - Bass
Lori Goldston - Cello

Wow! I didn’t know that Dylan Carlson was still playing with Earth! …


04.14.10 - Eugene, OR - The Oak Street Speakeasy
04.15.10 - Eureka, CA - Noctrum
04.16.10 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
04.16.10 - Santa Cruz, CA - Brookdale Lodge
04.17.10 - San Diego,CA - Ché Café
04.19.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The EchoPlex
04.22.10 - Portland, OR - Rotture
04.23.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
04.24.10 - Olympia, WA - Capital Theatre *

* Mount Eerie and Ô Paon

• Earth:
• Wolves in the Throne Room:
• Southern Lord: