July 20/ San Francisco, CA @ The Elbo Room w/ Sean Smith, 3 Leaves, Aaron Shepard (No Vestals)
July 22/ Grass Valley, CA @ The Tin House
July 27/ Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Eternal Tapestry
July 29/ Vancouver, BC- TBA
July 30/ Seattle, WA @ The Comet w/ Eternal Tapestry
Our European tour is now finished and we’d like to say thanks to everyone who made this massive endeavor possible.
Lisa, Evan, Alexa, Jon, Robert, Jefre.
Accompanying most Barn Owl dates in Europe this Spring are the hand processed Super 8 films of John Davis. We’re incredibly happy to be working with this amazing filmmaker.
Good people of Europe and the United Kingdom,
We leave tomorrow, bringing with us a well-stocked table of goodies including vinyl, two new t-shirt designs, and maybe even some CDs.
|Sat||Apr 23||Karisruhe, Germany||- Dudefest||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Sun||Apr 24||Darmstadt, Germany||- Oetinger Villa||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Tue||Apr 26||London, UK||- Camp Basement||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Wed||Apr 27||Bristol, UK||- The Cube||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Thu||Apr 28||Dublin, Ireland||- The Joinery||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Fri||Apr 29||Belfast, UK||- The Barge||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Sat||Apr 30||Glasgow, UK||- Captain’s Rest||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Sun||May 1||Manchester, UK||- Sounds From The Other City Festival||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Mon||May 2||Brighton, UK||- The Hope||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Tue||May 3||Antwerp, Belgium||- Scheldapen||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Wed||May 4||Kortrijk, Belgium||- De Kreun||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Thu||May 5||Tilburg, Netherlands||- Incubated||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Moon Duo|
|Fri||May 6||Nuernberg, Germany||- K4||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Sat||May 7||Krems, Austria||- Donaufestival|
|Mon||May 9||Prague, Czech Republic||- K4||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Tue||May 10||Hamburg, Germany||- Hafenklang||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Wed||May 11||Aarhus, Denmark||- Atlas||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Thu||May 12||Copenhagen, Denmark||- Mayhem||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Fri||May 13||Berlin, Germany||- Levee||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Sat||May 14||Bielefeld, Germany||- AJZ||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Sun||May 15||Dordrecht, Netherlands||- Fluister @ CBK||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Mountains|
|Mon||May 16||Amsterdam, Netherlands||- OT301||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Tue||May 17||Bochum, Germany||- Christuskirche||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Wed||May 18||Paris, France||- Mains D’Oeuvres||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Stephen O’Malley|
|Thu||May 19||Cholet, France||- Espace St. Louis||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Fri||May 20||Toulouse, France||- Mix Art Myrys||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Sat||May 21||Lyon, France||- Sonic||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Sun||May 22||Pisa, Italy||- Caracol||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Mon||May 23||Bologna, Italy||- XM24||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Tue||May 24||Trieste, Italy||- Tetris||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Thu||May 26||Torino, Italy||- Blah Blah||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Fri||May 27||Duedingen, Switzerland||- Kilbi Festival|
|Sat||Aug 6||Katowice, Poland||- Off Festival|
Vestals is the solo guise of Higuma’s Lisa McGee. Steering away from the sonic abstractions explored in Higuma, Vestals finds McGee diving deep into the craft of the surreal song through layered guitars, dense vocal arrangements, and psychedelic adornments that result in a hypnotic and infectious bliss out.
It’s been in the pipeline for some time now, so I’m happy to finally announce the upcoming release of my new LP, Undercurrent. This will be released in an edition of 500 on the fantastic Root Strata label. Recorded last year, the album melds spectral, electric guitar with slow moving currents of gloomy, melodic wash.
“California Gothic set to the tidal rhythms of the Pacific and tuned into the metabolic pathways of the northwest coast. Porras (Barn Owl/ Elm) has scripted a love poem to the mist, a prayer cast in ghostly reflected guitar and deep pools of distortion. The ominous opening of ‘Gray Dunes’ is a dense and impenetrable murk, a fear that eventually succumbs to distortion but then gives way to a endless open space of delay in it’s second half. Its trajectory is symbolic of the record as a whole, with many of the darker paths on ‘Undercurrent’ leading to lush other worlds of delicate beauty, fragile guitar notes that emerge from the sea for a moment or two then fade back into the whole. ‘Calm’ and ‘Lands End’ are lovely spots of respite, clear beams of moonlight breaking through the clouds, a shot of light that ushers in the lone funerary come down of closer ‘Gaze’.”
Official release date is set for May 10th. I’ll also have copies on the upcoming Barn Owl/Jefre Cantu-Ledesma European tour. More info and sound samples here.
Happy to announce a new release- the first 7″ ever affiliated with Electric Totem, on the awesome Tresmat label from Ireland. These two new pieces are fuzz damaged, cosmic guitar reveries recorded in December. April release. Preorder now: tr022.html
We are really happy to be a part of this wonderful compilation- what an amazing lineup. 100% of the sales go to recovery efforts in Japan via Civic Force. Evan Caminiti and Jon Porras (as Elm) contributed tracks.
What are you waiting for? Hear some amazing music and help a great cause.
A huge thanks to all involved for making this happen!
Good people of Europe- the impending Barn Owl/Jefre Cantu Ledesma tour is only a month away.
A complete list of dates:
Get ready for a merch table full of vinyl and other goodies.