Evan Caminiti “When California Falls into the Sea”

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.


Higuma “Pacific Fog Dreams” available through Root Strata

1oo copies available now. if you miss out, the rest of the pressing will be available mid March with the album’s official release.

Pacific Fog Dreams

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.”

Barn Owl European/UK April and May Tour Announced

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

Barn Owl- Spring UK Dates with Jefre Cantu Ledesma

“Critically acclaimed San Francisco drone duo Barn Owl will be returning to Europe in the Spring. They will be touring as a duo and playing songs from their recent album Ancestral Star as well as  songs from their forthcoming mini album on Thrill Jockey. The album will be a limited edition LP featuring all new songs. In addition, the band will have very limited transparent white copies for sale with them on the tour, only available from the band directly at the shows. This will be the debut recording with their new drummer Jacob Felix Heule, more details to follow.”

Tour Dates (with more European shows to be added):
26/04/11 London (UK), CAMP Basement (tickets)
27/04/11 Bristol (UK), The Cube (tickets)
28/04/11 Dublin (IE), The Joinery (tickets)
29/04/11 Belfast (UK), The Barge (tickets)
30/04/11 Glasgow (UK), Captain’s Rest (tickets)
01/05/11 Manchester (UK), Sounds From The Other City Festival
02/05/11 Brighton (UK), The Hope

All with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma