photos by Ezra Caldwell
BV: And you also played on the new Doveman record, The Conformist, which came out October 20th.National frontman Matt Berninger sings on The Conformist too. And like the album, and almost anything Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) does, a private album release party Doveman held in a NYC loft during CMJ was full of guest stars. Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Dawn Landes, Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields), Bryce Dessner, and Justin Bond were all in the house (and performing with Doveman) on Friday, October 23rd. Pictures from that show are continued below.
Bryce Dessner: Yeah the three of us, my brother and Bryan from [The National] all play on that record. We're kind of like the house band, so we back him up for a bunch of those songs.
A more public album release show happens in NYC, tonight (11/1), at Mercury Lounge. Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl will be there again, but this time as headliner of the show. Doveman plays right before them and as a member of their band. White Circle (Josh Wise of French Kicks) is first of fourth on the bill. The talented Julianna Barwick plays right before Dovemen. Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday night.
On November 3rd Doveman is going out on tour with The Swell Season, though the Swell Season's Radio City date isn't listed as one of the shows he'll be opening. More pictures from the apartment show, and all tour dates, below....
Doveman - 2009 Tour Dates
Nov 1 Mercury Lounge New York, NY w/ The Ghost of a Sabre
Nov 3 Massey Hall Toronto *
Nov 4 Olympia de Montreal Montreal *
Nov 6 Berklee Performance Centre Boston, MA * \[
Nov 7 Lupo's Providence, RI *
Nov 8 Merriam Theater Philadelphia, PA *
Nov 9 9:30 Club Washington D.C. *
Nov 17 Room 5 Lounge Los Angeles, CA
Nov 20 Paramount Theatre Oakland, CA *
Nov 22 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA *
Nov 24 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR *
Nov 25 The Center Vancouver *
* w/ The Swell Season