E.D. Sedgwick, the band, are alive. Edie Sedgwick, the person? Totally dead! Like, not even close! She is locked in an unbreakable tie for most dead person, along with all the other people who have ever died. Since she’s dead, she’s probably not going to put out any new singles. E.D. Sedgwick, the band, absolutely have that privilege. And they are taking so much advantage of it. Their new single, “Heat Wave,” is out now on a 45 rpm 12-inch through Dischord. Along with the A-side, the record features remixes from Greg Saunier (of Deerhoof fame), Triobelisk (Shelby Cinca of Frodus and the Cassettes fame), Pink Skull (of Pink Skull fame), Gold Corner (Mike Andre of Antelope fame), Davis White, Lenorable (whose singer I went to college with, hey!), John Moon (of The Cornel West Theory fame), and Third Channel (Jason Hutto of Aquarium fame). Lots of people and lots of fame.
Now that “Heat Wave” is out (see the video for the title track below), E.D. Sedgwick will continue proving that they are very alive by going on tour. Much of their time touring will be spent at SXSW, where they will hold hands with every other band in the entire world. I’ll be there, too. Aside from that enormous festival madness, they’ll play handfuls of dates on each side of SXSW, primarily on the East Coast and in the Midwest. Look at that band, just flaunting their breathing and walking, like they own the place. The place of living.
E.D. Sedgwick dates:
03.08.12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Howler’s Coyote Cafe
03.09.12 - Cleveland, OH - The Happy Dog
03.10.12 - Chicago, IL - Pancho’s
03.11.12 - Louisville, KY - Chestnut House
03.12.12 - Springfield, MO - The Danger Zone
03.13.12 - Fayetteville, AR - Lightbulb Club
03.14.12 - Austin, TX - SXSW Day Party @ Lovejoy’s
03.14.12 - Austin, TX - SXSW The Iron Bear
03.15.12 - Austin, TX - Slip + Lovitt SXSW Day Party @ Club 1808
03.16.12 - Austin, TX - Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie SXSW Day Party @ The Crow Bar
03.17.12 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
03.18.12 - Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light
03.19.12 - Harrisonburg, VA - The Blue Nile