Praise Jesus and clap your hands; Wovenhand have new album out, begin tour

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Maybe you’ve heard about the amazing alt-country scene in Denver, Colorado, maybe you haven’t. If you have, you probably already know that Wovenhand’s seventh full-length album (sixth studio release), The Threshingfloor, came out June 22 on Sounds Familyre, but if you’re one of those who scorn anything with “Southern gothic” or gospel leanings in the description, then you might have dismissed David Eugene Edwards’ existence completely. A grave mistake.

The Threshingfloor was recorded in Denver at Absinthe Studios, the stomping grounds of his Americana peers Slim Cessna’s Auto Club and 16 Horsepower. In fact, the whole Denver gang is a sort of incestuous conglomerate of tattooed men in Western hats: Edwards was formerly of 16 Horsepower, along with Wovenhand bandmate Pascal Humbert; drummer Ordy Garrison used to drum for Slim Cessna; and just to tie it together, The Threshingfloor was co-produced by Edwards and Robert Ferbrache, a longtime collaborator/producer for Wovenhand and 16HP.

The themes and sounds of the new album extend beyond the Southwest and Colorado, however, by taking in Eastern and Balkan vibes. Don’t believe me? Download “His Rest” from the new album here to find out for yourself. Who doesn’t like cultural fusion these days?

So why are we reporting on an album that came out last month? Well, as many artists tend to do, Wovenhand is touring in support of said release. The month of July is all Europe, but this fall, he takes the stage with Serena-Maneesh. Now come on, Jay Munly, and release a new album too!

Tourdates:

07.09.10 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Pohoda Festival
07.10.10 - Cluses, France - Musiques en Stock Festival
07.12.10 - Schorndorf, Germany - Manufaktur
07.13.10 - Zurich, Switzerland - Sommerbuhne/Rote Fabrik
07.14.10 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
07.15.10 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival *
07.16.10 - Carhaix-Plouguer, France - Les Vieilles Charrues *
09.24.10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater ^
09.25.10 - Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot Saloon ^
09.26.10 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room ^
09.28.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ^
09.29.10 - Cleveland, OH - The Spot ^
09.30.10 - Grand Rapids, MI - Ladies Literary Club ^
10.01.10 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison ^
10.02.10 - Montreal, QB - Il Motore ^
10.03.10 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East (upstairs) ^
10.04.10 - Brooklyn, NY - The Knitting Factory ^
10.06.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas ^
10.07.10 - Washington, DC - DC9 ^
10.08.10 - Durham, NC - Duke Coffee House ^
10.09.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl ^
10.10.10 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern ^
10.12.10 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe ^
10.13.10 - Dallas, TX - The Loft ^
10.14.10 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk ^
10.15.10 - Lubbock, TX - Bash Riprocks in the Depot ^
10.16.10 - Santa Fe, NM - Corazon ^

* Muszikas
^ Serena Maneesh

• Wovenhand: http://www.myspace.com/wovenhand
• Sounds Familyre: http://www.soundsfamilyre.com

of Montreal announce fall tour; expect a Noah’s Ark-load of animals onstage

On one of their previous tours, of Montreal brought out a white horse every night for Kevin Barnes to sit atop. This time around, they’re planning to top themselves in the fall by bringing along an entire zoo-load of animals. Lions, tigers, and bears, oh no… just kidding. There is no telling what antics of Montreal will try to pull off on their forthcoming tour. Two things are for sure though: Janelle Monáe will be supporting most of the tour, and of Montreal will be supporting their new album False Priest, which is due September 14 from Polyvinyl Records, and also features guest appearances from Monáe and Solange Knowles.

False Priest tracklisting:

01. I Feel Ya’ Strutter
02. Our Riotous Defects (feat. Janelle Monáe)
03. Coquet Coquette
04. Godly Intersex
05. Enemy Gene (feat. Janelle Monáe)
06. Hydra Fancies
07. Like a Tourist
08. Sex Karma (feat. Solange Knowles)
09. Girl Named Hello
10. Famine Affair
11. Casualty of You
12. Around the Way
13. You Do Mutilate?

of Montreal’s Ark:

07.25.10 - Jackson, MI - Land Of Nod Experiment
07.30.10 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
07.31.10 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
08.02.10 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
08.07.10 - Lake Worth, FL - Lake Worth-it / Bryant Park (Kevin Barnes solo)
09.13.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club &
09.14.10 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club &
09.15.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory &
09.16.10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues &
09.17.10 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 &
09.18.10 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 &
09.19.10 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom &
09.21.10 - Covington, KY - Madison Theatre &
09.22.10 - Urbana, IL - Canopy Club &
09.23.10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue &
09.24.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre &
09.26.10 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom &
10.03.10 - Dublin, Ireland - Tripod
10.04.10 - Glasgow, UK - QMU
10.05.10 - Manchester, UK - Academt 2
10.06.10 - London, UK - Koko
10.07.10 - Paris, France - Cigale
10.08.10 - Lille, France - Grand Mix
10.09.10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Max
10.10.10 - Berlin, Germany - Admiralspalast (Studio)
10.12.10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
10.13.10 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
10.14.10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
10.15.10 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique / Orangerie
10.21.10 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant &
10.22.10 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium &
10.23.10 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall &
10.24.10 - Denver, CO - The Ogden Theater &
10.25.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex &
10.27.10 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount &
10.28.10 - Portland, OR - Roseland &
10.29.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
10.30.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium &
10.31.10 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto
11.01.10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre &
11.02.10 - Dallas, TX - The Granada Theatre &
11.03.10 - Austin, TX - East Side Drive In &
11.04.10 - Houston, TX - Numbers &
11.05.10 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric &
11.06.10 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
11.07.10 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse

& Janelle Monáe

• of Montreal: http://www.ofmontreal.com
• Polyvinyl: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com

[Photo: Patrick Heagney]

AVAST! Captain Ahab sets price of live record at $0, sets number of European tourdates at many

How much would you pay for a live album from L.A.’s maniac party starters Captain Ahab? If you said zero dollars, you have an impressive grasp of the market as Captain Ahab dictates. Captain Ahab have, in fact, released a live album, The Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, at the low, low price of zero dollars, which can be downloaded here through Cock Rock Disco. In a related note, I would pay a million dollars to think up a record label name as good as Cock Rock Disco.

If free live albums aren’t live enough for you, then perhaps you should go see Captain Ahab on their summer tour. That is, assuming you live in Europe, because this summer tour offer is pretty much limited to European consumers. Those shows are also probably less free, but they are more abundant in bearded dudes. It’s the beard you’re paying for, really.

Captain Ahab dates:

07.09.10 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Occii
07.10.10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
07.11.10 - Malmo, Sweden - TBA
07.13.10 - Lyon, France - La Fee Verte
07.14.10 - Paris, France - Le Tunnel
07.15.10 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
07.16.10 - Hengelo, Netherlands - Innocent
07.17.10 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
07.18.10 - Kutna Hora, Czech Republic - Creepy Teepee Fest
07.19.10 - Budapest, Germany - A38 Boat
07.20.10 - Zagreb, Croatia - Mochvara
07.22.10 - Madrid, Spain - Kadiqclub
07.23.10 - Barcelos, Portugal - Milhoes de Festa
07.24.10 - Spain - TBA
07.25.10 - Spain - TBA
07.26.10 - Barcelona, Spain - El Nui
07.27.10 - Marseille, France - L’Entrophy
07.28.10 - Landau, Germany - Fatal
07.29.10 - Linz, Austria - Quitch
07.30.10 - Vienna, Austria - TBA
08.27.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell

(all dates w/ Sickboy and DJ Skull Vomit)

• Captain Ahab: http://www.myspace.com/captainahab
• Cock Rock Disco: http://www.cockrockdisco.com

RIP: Harvey Fuqua of The Moonglows

From The Detroit News (via The Daily Swarm)

Singer, songwriter and record producer Harvey Fuqua, an early mentor of Marvin Gaye, has died. Fuqua was 80.

Ron Brewington of the Motown Alumni Association says Fuqua died of a heart attack Tuesday at a Detroit hospital. The Louisville, Ky., native founded the R&B-doo-wop group the Moonglows, which signed with disc jockey Alan Freed. Their first single was the 1954 hit “Sincerely.”

Fuqua is credited with discovering the young Gaye in Washington, D.C., taking him to Chicago and Chess Records, and then to Detroit and Motown. He later managed Gaye as well as singer Tammi Terrell, according to Detroit News archives.

• Harvey Fuqua: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Fuqua

Band of Horses tour linked to shortage of plaid shirts, surplus of good times

Oh, Band of Horses. I tried for so long to play you off like you were just another indie band, one of those big touring acts that everyone in town falls over themselves for, but not me, because I’m all edgy, all “don’t believe the hype” (or whatever I’m all like). And then you release “Laredo,” the lead single from your most recent album on Columbia, Infinite Arms (TMT Review) — the video of which makes its iTunes debut on July 13 — and my heart’s all aflutter with your haunting, melancholy Southern rock harmonies.

Fortunately, my heart and yours (along with the rest of our organs, hopefully, and a plaid shirt or two, just for good measure) can flutter their way down to one of Band of Horses’ summer tour stops in the USA before the group departs for Japan, Australia, Europe and the U.K., eventually returning to the States in September.

Dates:

07.12.10 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial
07.13.10 - Cincinnati, OH - Inner Circle
07.14.10 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note
07.16.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
07.17.10 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theater
07.22.10 - Adelaide, Australia - Governor Hindmarsh
07.24.10 - Melbourne, Australia - The Palace
07.27.10 - Melbourne, Australia - The Palace
07.29.10 - Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theatre
07.31.10 - Brisbane, Australia - Splendour in the Grass
08.07.10 - Tokyo, Japan - Summersonic
08.08.10 - Osaka, Japan - Summersonic
08.19.10 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
08.20.10 - Holland, Netherlands - The Great Escape Festival @ Lowlands
08.22.10 - Hohenfelden, Germany - Highfields Festival
08.27.10 - Paris, France - Rock en Seine Festival
08.28.10 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival
08.29.10 - Reading, UK - Reading Festival
09.24.10 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theater
09.25.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theater
09.27.10 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
09.28.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
09.29.10 - Denver, CO - Fillmore
10.01.10 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
10.04.10 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
10.05.10 - Columbus, OH - LC Amphitheater
10.06.10 - Louisville, KY - Brown Theater
10.10.10 - Austin, TX - Zilker Park
10.12.10 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
10.13.10 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
10.14.10 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
10.17.10 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
10.21.10 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
10.22.10 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
10.30.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Fox Theater

• Band of Horses: http://www.bandofhorses.com
• Columbia: http://www.columbiarecords.com

Hear the sledges with the bells, silver bells! School of Seven Bells announce tourdates, album out July 13

It’s about time we had some attractive twin vocalists in the limelight that aren’t Tegan & Sara. With the addition of Benjamin Curtis, sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza make up School of Seven Bells (one part former Secret Machines, latter two parts On!Air!Library!), the dream pop band inspired by shoegazers and Cocteau Twins and inspiring recitations everywhere of Poe’s “The Bells.” The follow-up to their 2008 debut Alpinisms (TMT Review), called Disconnect from Desire, is out July 13 from Vagrant Records/Ghostly International, and handbell choirs are ringing out the news across the country during the morning practice before church. With so many bells a-ringin’, what else could School of Seven Bells do but tour North America?

Tourdates:

09.09.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
09.11.10 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
09.12.10 - Burlington, VT - Club Metronome
09.13.10 - Montreal, QB - La Sala Rossa
09.15.10 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
09.16.10 - Ann Arbor, MI - Bling Pig
09.17.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
09.18.10 - Madison, Wi - Majestic Theatre
09.19.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
09.20.10 - Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House
09.21.10 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
09.23.10 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
09.24.10 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
09.25.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09.27.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
09.28.10 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
09.29.10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
09.30.10 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
10.01.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
10.02.10 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
10.03.10 - San Diego, CA - The Loft
10.05.10 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
10.06.10 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
10.08.10 - Denton, TX - Hailey’s
10.09.10 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
10.10.10 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
10.11.10 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
10.12.10 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
10.14.10 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
10.15.10 - Orlando, FL - The Social
10.16.10 - Miami, FL - Grand Central
10.18.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
10.19.10 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
10.20.10 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
10.21.10 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
10.22.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas

(all dates with Active Child)

Check SO7B’s MySpace for July European/Australian tourdates.

• School of Seven Bells: http://www.myspace.com/schoolofsevenbells

[Photo: Abbey Drucker]