Disappears announce new LP for Kranky, play a beautiful mountain town in Switzerland

Disappears announce new LP for Kranky, play a beautiful mountain town in Switzerland

Chicago four-piece Disappears make brooding rock that can unsettle you and zone you out at the same time. Since 2010’s Lux, they’ve been releasing music on the experimental Kranky label, which continues with their forthcoming LP, Irreal. For real, these guys are the real deal. So far at TMT, we’ve gotten a chance to hear the new song “Another Thought,” and it rides a sinister krautrock rhythm into oblivion.

Produced by John Congleton at the iconic Chicago studio Electric Audio, Irreal “sits in the negative space where art-rock and post-punk collapse onto each other,” according to their press release. Sounds pretty scientific to me, so I’ll take their word for it. As if that weren’t enough, the band will also be performing David Bowie’s classic record Low at the MCA in Chicago this month. Wish I could be there to see that. Glancing at their 2015 tour dates, it looks like their upcoming Eurotrip will be very refined. They’re playing in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, for God’s sake, which I had to look up on Wikipedia before even knowing what country that was in. With a population nearing 30,000, they apparently have a venue with quality acts coming through. In any case, Irreal is out on January 19; the full tracklist and upcoming dates can be found below.

Irreal tracklist:

01. Interpretation
02. I _ O
03. Another Thought
04. Irreal
05. OUD
06. Halcyon Days
07. Mist Rites
08. Navigating the Void

Tour dates:

11.22.14 - Chicago, IL - MCA (performing David Bowie’s Low)
01.22.15 - Metz, France - Les Trinitaires
01.23.15 - Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland - L’Amalgame
01.28.15 - Lyon, France - Marche Gare
01.29.15 - Grenoble, France - La Bobine
01.30.15 - Paris, France - Maroquinerie
01.31.15 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Eko
02.01.15 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenkland *
02.02.15 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain Kantine *
02.03.15 - Cologne, Germany - King Georg
02.04.15 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotown
02.05.15 - Brussels, Belgium - Beursschouwburg #
02.06.15 - London, UK - Lexington #

* Dope Body
# The Oscillation

• Disappears: https://soundcloud.com/disappears
• Kranky: http://www.kranky.net

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