Posted in To Do | movies | music | tour dates on November 18, 2009

by BBG

A pale and heavily photoshopped David Pajo returns from church
Until The Light

As previously discussed, Until The Light Takes Us is the much talked about documentary chronicling the Norwegian Black Metal scene, which after months of anticipation, is FINALLY getting a theatrical release in NYC on Dec 4th (you can catch it at Cinema Village). Featuring a killer lineup of interviewees (Fenriz, Hellhammer, Frost, Abbath, Harmony Korine, and even the elusive and now free Vark Vikernes himself) as well as a soundtrack with many faves of different genres (Darkthrone, Mayhem, Ulver, Thorns, Enslaved, Boards of Canada, Black Dice, Sunn 0))), Múm, many others), fans of all types of music should be able to follow the fascinating story behind one of the most extreme musical scenes in modern history.

Maybe all of the years of research put into the documentary has burned the filmmakers out on buzzing guitars, pained vocals and frost-bitten blasts though, because they recruited bands of a different sort for their release party at Knitting Factory TONIGHT (11/18): Papa M, Rain Machine, Soft Circle, and Devendra Banhart collaborator Kevin Barker. Tickets are on sale. Flyer below.

The director of Until The Light Takes Us Aaron Aites and Rain Machine aka Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio) are in a band together, Iran, who currently have no US dates lined up. Rain Machine have a total of four.

Papa MPapa M, aka David Pajo (who is also now in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), will be showcasing all of his 1999 LP Live From A Shark Cage at the show as one of only two US dates (the other is in San Francisco on 12/20), with a third date as part of the previously discussed and sold out Ten Years of ATP show in Minehead. Pajo is also prepping to release his new LP, Evila, which is set to blast off in early December. Full tour dates are below.

Kevin Barker, who has also been known to collaborate with Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart, Vashti Bunyan, and Antony and the Johnsons among many others, has one other date on his calendar, Dec 20th at The Stone. His new album You and Me is out now digitally and features many of those same people as guest musicians.

The movie trailer and party flyer with Papa M dates and a video of Pajo covering "Where Eagles Dare" by The Misfits, below..

light flyer

Until The Light Takes Us - TRAILER

PAJO - "Where Eagles Dare" (Misfits Cover)

PAPA M - 2009, 2010 TOUR DATES
11/18 New York, NY / Knitting Factory / 361 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
12/11-13 Minehead, UK / Ten Years of ATP / Butlins Holiday Centre
12/20 San Francisco, CA / Cafe Du Nord / 2170 Market St San Francisco, CA 94114

Kevin Barker - 2009/2010 Tour dates
Nov 18- Knitting Factory Brooklyn, New York
Dec 20 - The Stone New York, New York

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Comments (17)

12/3 is the monthly RED metal and tones of death showcase at Fontanas. That particular show is also the NYC launch party for Until The Light Takes Us. The bands are Cable, Liturgy, and Goes Cube. The show is free to top it off.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 1:33 PM

Psyched.

Posted by Anon | November 18, 2009 2:39 PM

Set times? Will Papa M be full band or just Pajo doing the songs solo?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 3:53 PM

Fenriz has a tattoo of Calvin (from Calvin & Hobbes) pissing... what a joke.

Posted by Jeremy | November 18, 2009 4:26 PM

Only the greats come out of the womb knowing of their ultimate metalitude. Some have growing pains...

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 4:27 PM

i coulda sworn Vice already had Norwegian Black Metal covered?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 8:24 PM

"i coulda sworn Vice already had Norwegian Black Metal covered?"

So nobody should make a documentary? Is that what you mean?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 8:50 PM

Dude Papa M doing 'Lives from a Shark Cage' will get a small number of people (including me) VERY VERY excited!

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 9:24 PM

seriously tonight's show was a great but a what a joke to promote the same brooklyn type music to make this film money. i felt super jipped that the organizers could not bother to get someone to play that was remotely metal. i call bullshit. in all honesty black metal is not big in the usa so why bother promoting it with a bunch of bands that have noting to do with the genre. i am probably the only person who will complain about this. ugh.

Posted by whatevs | November 18, 2009 11:47 PM

WTF do any of the bands playing this have to do with BLACK METAL?????

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 11:39 AM

Metal fan? Check. Black metal fan? Check. Slint/Pajo fan? Check. And that was an awesome set. Going to see this movie? Check.

Whatevs, were you guy whose drunk girlfriend was making a fool of herself?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:39 PM

that misfits cover = epic fail!

Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2009 12:33 AM

i call bullshit. in all honesty black metal is not big in the usa so why bother promoting it with a bunch of bands that have noting to do with the genre. i am probably the only person who will complain about this. ugh.

Posted by whatevs | November 18, 2009 11:47 PM

I agree. Whats the motive. To be cloaked in "weird" imagery?

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2009 3:02 AM

However, one of the big differences between the earlier Anvil: The Story of Anvil and this month's Until the Light Takes Us is that Anvil's brand of party-hardy, American (Canadian, if you will) metal doesn't quite grab me as much as the darker, more adventurous black metal bands of Until the Light Takes Us.

Posted by Cipro | January 19, 2010 10:19 AM

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