James Blackshaw, the 12-string guitar GOD, will have a new record out this June/July. Titled All Is Falling, the LP will be one long piece with eight movements. It’ll be out on Young God. To help make the album, Blackshaw has enlisted Charlotte Glasson on violin and flute, Fran Bury on vocals, and Daniel Madav on the cello.
This is clearly the best news of the year. Forget all of those sanctimonious websites who told you Merriweather Post Pavilion was the best record of 2009. It was actually Blackshaw’s The Glass Bead Game (TMT Review), which failed to even get into the top 50 of those same smug websites’ 2009 year-end lists. The bastards!
Blackshaw is touring during March and May:
03.26.10 - London, UK - Cafe Oto
05.07.10 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties
05.10.10 - London, UK - The Barbican
05.12.10 - Cambridge, UK - The Junction
05.13.10 - Bristol, UK - St George’s
05.14.10 - Oxford, UK - Holywell Music Room
05.15.10 - Manchester, UK - Band on the Wall
05.16.10 - Edinburgh, UK - Roxy Art House