by Andrew Frisicano
The Physics of Meaning will visit Brooklyn's Union Hall on March 5th as part of a winter tour that started in the band's hometown of Chapel Hill, NC, exactly a month before. Also on the bill are locals The Brilliant Mistakes and The Antlers, the latter of which will be celebrating the release of their new LP, Hospice, at the show.
Fronted by violinist Daniel Hart, who also does time with John Vanderslice, St. Vincent, and Pattern is Movement, the chamber-pop Physics of Meaning played a series of CMJ shows last year, including an Oct 22nd CMJ party, put on by Gothamist at the Bell House, and a KEXP Live set, documented in the video below. As an aside, John Vanderslice is playing NYC on March 27th with The Mountain Goats. He'll be totally solo at that show though, unlike when he was here in April with Daniel as a member of his band.
This spring and beyond, The Physics of Meaning plans to record a follow-up to 2008's Snake Charmer and Destiny at the Stroke of Midnight (samples above, and streaming here). The band also recently waxed its second, forthcoming Daytrotter session(check out its first visit from June '08 here).
Video and all tour dates below...
The Physics of Meaning - "We Were Made for This World" (KEXP Live @ CMJ 2008)
The Physics of Meaning - 2009 Tour Dates
02-27 Denver, CO - Lion's Lair
02-28 Omaha, NE - Barley St. Tavern
03-01 Chicago, IL - Darkroom
03-02 Bloomington, IL - Art Hospital
03-03 Pittsburgh, PA - Brillo Box
03-04 State College, PA - Bar Bleu
03-05 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
03-06 Philadelphia, PA - Green Line
03-08 Alexandria, VA - The Lab