Portland's Red Fang will be going on a national tour in support of their album, Murder The Mountains. The band is known for their music videos, which they noted: "Working with Whitey [McConnaughy] again was great, because we knew the end result would be amazing - he doesn't half-ass. But it was also a little scary, because Whitey would do whatever it took to get the ultimate shot, even if it meant killing us."
Red Fang is also known for their lively shows, so check them out on tour, which is kicking off tomorrow:
08/10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos %
08/26 - Atalanta, GA - The Five Spot
09/05 - Portland, OR - MusicFestNW @
10/26 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's !
10/27 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's !
10/28 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubador !
10/30 - San Diego, CA - Casbah !
10/31 - Tucson, AZ - Plush !
11/01 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls !
11/02 - Amarillo, TX - 12052 Event Center !
11/03 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Festival !
11/04 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds Downstairs !
11/05 - Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves !
11/06 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe !
11/07 - Atlanta, GA - Club 529 !
11/08 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade !
11/09 - Richmond, VA - Kingdom !
11/10 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts $
11/11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom $
11/12 - Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus $
11/13 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs $
11/15 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern $
11/16 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick $
11/17 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean $
11/19 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater $
11/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge $
11/21 - Boise, ID - Neurolux $
% = w/ Black Breath & Brokaw
@ = w/ West End Motel & Tom Cheshire
! = w/ Black Tusk & Lord Dying
$ = w/ Black Tusk & Indian Handcrafts
Speaking of Portland, Raymond Byron and the White Freighter, previously known as Castanets, will be on tour this fall in support of their album, Little Death Shaker. The album comes out September 4th, 2012, on Asthmatic Kitty Records.
08.24.12 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (Album Release Party)
09.09.12 - Spokane, WA @ Brews on Washington *
09.10.12 - Moscow, ID @ John's Alley *
09.11.12 - Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station *
09.12.12 - Spearfish, SD @ Back Porch *
09.13.12 - Sioux City, IA @ Sioux City Conservatory of Music *
09.14.12 - Omaha, NE @ House Show *
09.15.12 - Madison, WI @ Indie Coffee *
09.16.12 - Rock Island, IL @ Daytrotter *
09.17.12 - Dayton, OH @ South Park Tavern *
09.18.12 - Jamestown, NY @ Labyrinth Press Company (early show)*
09.18.12 - Jamestown, NY @ Mojo's (late show)
09.19.12 - Boston, MA @ Plough and Stars *
09.20.12 - New London, CT @ The Telegraph (early show)*
09.20.12 - New Haven, CT @ Cafe 9 (late show) *
09.21.12 - New York, NY @ Piano's *
* with Alameda
The Calm Blue Sea formed in 2007 in Austin, Texas. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2008, but got re-issued last year. This year, their sophomore album, Arrivals & Departures, will be, er, arriving in October 9th, via Modern Outsider Records.
I got the impression that The Calm Blue Sea is an instrumental rock band, having scored a 1924 Fritz Lang film called Siegfried, and they are often grouped in with Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
If you're in Austin, check them out on these dates:
August 24, 2012 - Emo’s, Austin, TX