Check out a track from the forthcoming “When California Falls into the Sea” and read a few words about it over at Stereogum:
I’m really happy to announce my new solo outing, “When California Falls into the Sea” on the new label Handmade Birds, curated and run by R Loren (of Pyramids, Sailors With Wax Wings).
”‘When California Falls into The Sea”, the product of more than a year’s work, finds Caminiti shifting away from the evocation of the land elements and towards the urban- the coarseness of blood on the streets and people living in squalor juxtaposed with beautiful, fleeting moments like sun reflecting off of glass buildings into dingy puddles- to produce a dialogue where guitars float through the air weightlessly, weaving around each other like butterflies and other moments that are more solitary, monolithic excursions into the night.”
Expect a release in April, in time for Barn Owl’s massive European tour with Jefre Cantu Ledesma.
Check out the great roster with a bunch more releases in the works.
1oo copies available now. if you miss out, the rest of the pressing will be available mid March with the album’s official release.
Hear three new tracks at the Root Strata site.
“Over the past few years Higuma’s Evan Caminiti (of Barn Owl) & Lisa McGee have slowly evolved their sound from shamanistic acoustic dirges into shimmering metallic blast-off hymns, hair raising eulogies to the cosmos. ‘Pacific Fog Dreams’ is a set of seven such songs, all beautifully distant and drenched in layers of earth toned echo, balanced in dream time between melodies and all out electric whitewash. Delayed strums hang in a beyond background, a ghost world of songs from some other place and time, channeled onto the hiss of a cassette tape to remind you. Caminiti’s guitar is often on the verge of taking the whole thing down, sporadically billowing into colorful feedback, huge blocks of impenetrable sound. McGee’s vocals are sometimes discovered, but just as distant smears, or riding the peaks, coaxing out phrases of hidden origin.. maybe singing of intimacy, memory, nature or magic.”
|Sat||Apr 23||Karisruhe, Germany||- Dudefest|
|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||- Huset I Magstrade||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||- Explora-Sons @ Theatre Garonne||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
|Sat||May 21||Lyon, France||- Sonic||w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma|
New track “Pacific Temple” up for listening. From the LP Pacific Fog Dreams, out on Root Strata later this month. Copies will be available at the Jefre Cantu Ledesma/Higuma/Jon Porras show Thursday at the Hemlock in SF.
27/04/11 Bristol (UK), The Cube (tickets)
28/04/11 Dublin (IE), The Joinery (tickets)
New Higuma jams on the way, check out the site for a song: Higuma
Last minute show addition!
Thursday, February 3 @ 7:30pm
Barn Owl will be supporting Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds
Lichens, Barn Owl, DJ Britt Govea
Thu, December 16, 2010
Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM