Yaar! Avast ye, 2017! Make way for Natalie Mering, aka Weyes Blood the Pirate!
“Why is she suddenly a pirate??” I don’t really know! But I DO know that she’ll be “sailing the 7 Seas” (just kidding, modern science says there are really only 6 seas) in continued promotion of last fall’s deftly reported-upon album Front Row Seat To Earth. So maybe that has something to do with it?
Except WAIT. Did I mention that that’s not the only thing she’s touring on? Because the Mexican Summer label is also set to release a brand new EP collaboration between Miss Blood and Mr. Ariel “Pink” Rosenberg, entitled Myths 002 and conceived during the label’s annual “Marfa Myths” festival in Marfa, Texas? I DIDN’T mention that???
Well, I’m mentioning it now, so GET OFF MY CASE. Damn. Anyway: The four song EP — which, as you can probably easily imagine if you know the work of these two troubadours, is freakin’ COSMIC PROG FOLK TO THE MAX — is due January 27, but you can pre order the crap out it now in all 12 inches of it’s 12-inch vinyl glory.
Additionally, you can check out the lead-off track from the EP, “Tears on Fire,” (which, in my opinion, the press release missed a great opportunity to describe as “pretty much ‘SCARBOROUGH FAIR’ ON MARS”) down below, which should help you decide how MANY copies you’ll be buying/tickets you’ll be frantically purchasing.
Welp. That’s about all you need to know, I guess. Shit, we got pretty far away from that whole “pirate” conceit in a hurry, didn’t we?
Myths 002 tracklist:
01. Tears On Fire
02. Daddy, Please Give A Little Time To Me
03. Morning After
04. On Another Day
Weyes Blood toour daytes:
01.19.17 - Sydney, NSW, Australia - Sydney Laneway
01.20.17 - Northcote, VIC, Australia - Northcote Social Club
01.21.17 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Sugar Mountain Festival
01.22.17 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Junk Bar
01.24.17 - Auckland, New Zealand - Aotea Square
01.25.17 - Auckland, New Zealand - Whammy Bar
02.16.17 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
02.17 .17 -Pomona, CA - Acerogami
02.18.17 - Costa Mesa, CA - The Wayfarer
02.20.17 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place
02.21.17 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
02.22.17 - Arcata, CA - The Miniplex
02.23.17 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
02.24.17 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
02.25.17 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - The Cobalt
03.09-12.17 - Marfa, TX - Marfa Myths (performing w/ Perfume Genius)
03.30.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
04.05.17 - Brodeaux, FR - I Boat
04.06.17 - La Roche-sur-Yon FR - Fuzz’Yon
04.07.17 - Lille, FR - Le Grand Mix
04.08.17 - Rotterdam, NL - Motel Mozaique Festival
04.11.17 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
04.13.17 - London, UK - The Dome
04.14.17 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
04.15.17 - Dublin, IE - Workman’s Club
06.08-10.17 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera