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espers announced for latest shred yr face tour

180809_espersNew album out in October

Now in its third incarnation, the latest Shred Yr Face tour marks something of a departure from its predecessors, relying less on the shock and awe tactics of previous treks. This time around the travelling triumvirate consists of Philadelphian collective Espers, Seattle’s The Cave Singers and Brooklyn’s Woods, all of whom could feasibly be labelled alt/psych/freak folk and more likely to shred yr face in an unfortunate agricultural incident than through their abrasive behaviour.

The tour, which fittingly enough kicks off at The Farmhouse in Canterbury on November 9th, marks the long-awaited return of Espers to the UK armed with new material from their upcoming album Espers 3, released October 26th through Wichita Records. Full details of the release have yet to emerge, but we’re pretty much suckers for anything that Meg Baird sings so just the fact that it’s coming is exciting enough. As for the others, well, The Cave Singers released their second album Welcome Joy this week, and we hear it features the impressive vocal power of Black Mountain’s Amber Webber. Meanwhile, Woods will be riding the wave of critical acclaim for their fourth album Songs Of Shame.

The current tour itinerary looks like this, but keep an eye on the Shred Yr Face 3 website for any updates.

09.11.09 The Farmhouse, Canterbury
10.11.09 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
11.11.09 Crawdaddy, Dublin
12.11.09 Radar Club @ Speakeasy, Belfast
13.11.09 Stereo, Glasgow
14.11.09 The Electric Circus, Edinburgh
15.11.09 The Cluny, Newcastle
16.11.09 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
17.11.09 Academy 3, Manchester
18.11.09 TBC
19.11.09 Fiddlers, Bristol
20.11.09 ULU, London

In other Woods news, bassist Kevin Morby has formed another band with fellow Brooklynites Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls and drummer Justin Sullivan of Bossy, collectively known as The Babies. Their first two songs are up on MySpace now

Alan Pedder


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[…] community can now boast their very own small-time super-league, The Babies, who we first mentioned earlier this month. The trio consist of Woods bassist Kevin Morby and Bossy’s drummer Justin Sullivan, with guitar […]

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