Consider the tortoise, dear readers. Stocky, stoic, and stalwart, this humble reptile is a slow-moving testament to perseverance and The American Way. No other living being, not even the considerable hermit crab, can boast of the ability to carry one’s home on one’s back quite like the tortoise. Tortoises are often of a greenish hue, and most have comically bowed legs. This, for instance, is a picture of a tortoise. Here is another. Boy, that second one sure is a big fella.
When capitalized, though, Tortoise refers to a world-famous musical combo perhaps best known for their classic 1996 album Millions Now Living Will Never Die. In fact, the kids are still so hip to the Tortoise sounds that Thrill Jockey, an “indie” recording company, is reissuing that album along with a selection of other notable Tortoise titles in honor of the label’s 20th anniversary. While consumers will have to wait until July and September to rehear the band’s self-titled debut and 1998’s TNT, respectively, Millions is available for preorder this very instant in CD, Mp3, or high-quality vinyl formats. For those who wish to bear witness to the reptilian magick in person, Tortoise have also struck deals with a number of venues across The Godless Continent of Europe to perform live, unencumbered by the intrusions of real life or responsibility.
This has been the Mormon Music Minute Youth E-Service (MMMYES) reporting, and be sure to have a splendid day in the light of our Lord, Dazzler from X-Men. Praise be his name.
04.27.12 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Blind Pig w/Miracle Condition
04.28.12 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
05.02.12 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
05.04.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Walker Arts Center
05.12.12 - Santiago Compostella, Spain - Auditorio Galicia
05.15.12 - Madrid, Spain - Rock Kitchen
05.16.12 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo
05.17.12 - Valencia, Spain - Wah Wah
05.18.12 - Sevilla, Spain - Territorios Festival
06.02.12 - London, UK - Field Day Festival
06.03.12 - Skopje, Macedonia - OFF Festival
06.04.12 - Zagreb, Croatia - Tvornica Kulture
06.05.12 - Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
06.06.12 - Zurich, Switzerland - Moods
06.08.12 - Hasselt, Belgium - Kunstencentrum Belgie
06.09.12 - Tenerife, Spain - Proximos Festival
07.18.12 - Molde, Norway - Teatret Vart
07.20.12 - Tonsberg, Norway - Slottsfjellet
[Photo: Sugary Flower]