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DOWNLOAD: Tortoise - Prepare Your Coffin (MP3)

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Tortoise has announced July and August shows around North America, Europe and Japan. Included in those is yet another NYC visit. Tickets are now on sale for a Tuesday, July 21st show at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Other dates include the previously announced Saturday, May 30th Bell House show with Bird Show, and a headlining spot at the Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, May 31st. The Bell House gig is sold out, but the venue writes "limited tickets may be available at the door." The band warms up for those NYC shows with a Friday, May 29th show in Buffalo, NY. All dates below.

Tortoise's new album Beacons of Ancestorship comes out June 23rd on Thrill Jockey Records. "Prepare Your Coffin," from that album, is posted above. A video for the song, plus a 2004 concert and all tour dates, below...

Tortoise - Prepare Your Coffin

Tortoise - Live at Werchter [full set]

Tortoise - 2009 Tour Dates
May 29 Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall
May 30 Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
May 31 New York, NY - World Financial Center Winter (Bang on a Can Marathon)
Jun 11 Athens, Greece - Synch Festival
Jul 11 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Jul 13 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Jul 15 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
Jul 17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Jul 19 Washington, DC - Black Cat
Jul 20 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
Jul 21 New York, NY - (Le) Poisson Rouge
Jul 24 Tokyo, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
Aug 14 St. Malo, France - La Route Du Rock
Aug 22 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop



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Comments (14)


Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2009 4:44 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2009 4:44 PM

The Bell House show is going to be awesome. The new album fuckin rocks!

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2009 4:49 PM

Nearly half the crowd was falling asleep the last time they came to new york. Rather see the Slint reunion any day

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2009 4:54 PM

Nice live 'Prepare Your Coffin' video...

Nice live 'Hillside' also on new album...

Posted by Keith Robbins | May 28, 2009 5:16 PM

when do shows at bell house start? tickets say doors 730.

Posted by aukenbals | May 28, 2009 5:19 PM

support 8:30 / Tortoise 9:30 at Bell House.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2009 5:58 PM

The problem with this Bell House venue is that the sound is usually pretty bad. The sound man there -like in many commercial venues here in NY- loves to amplify the sound pretty loud and to pump up the bass/kick drum, affecting the nuance of the music. It's sometimes a way to keep the young audience from talking too much or attending something else. But the effect is ruining the experience of the music. I wonder if Tortoise will bring their own sound man.

Also the 'fraternity' kind of environment, typical of Bell House, doesn't help the art and the required concentration. Many times live shows -even of excellent bands- can be a totally disappointing experience. Given the sensitivity of Tortoise musicians I hope this will not be the case.

Posted by Carlos Molina | May 28, 2009 7:51 PM

Hey 7:51 Carlos, do you honestly think that frat boys are conspiring to pay $20 a pop to see Tortoise? Are you serious? Don't you think they would impress their dates by taking them to ANYTHING in Manhattan like Air Guitar championships or (insert band from Bushwick here who gets a 8.4 on Pitchfork but that next year no one remembers)?

You're nuts. I've been to Bell House many times and I would call the audience not only polite, but fanatical listeners. Hardly the booze banter over music crowd. Maybe you're right on the mixing too loud thing, but most of the national headliners bring their own sound people. That goes for every venue in NYC. Don't be naive.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2009 8:08 PM

havent listened to tortoise in years. is their new album any good/ do they play a lot of old material?

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2009 8:50 PM

i heart the bell house dearly, and carlos i am the furthest thing from what you consider there.

that place is amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2009 9:42 PM

Djed head.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 10:55 AM

Tortoise were awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2009 3:02 AM

did they play djed or glass museum?

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2009 3:42 AM

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