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DOWNLOAD: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - I Built Myself A Metal Bird (Live Video Version) (MP3)

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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra (SMZ) returns with its sixth full-length recording and first since the band's line-up change in summer 2008. Having shed three members and recruited a new drummer, the group officially dropped the "Tra-La-La Band' from its name, played a debut performance as a newly minted quintet at All Tomorrow's Parties in upstate NY, and embarked on an extensive European tour through the Fall of 2008. As Kollaps Tradixionales ably demonstrates, the band has lost none of its raw and frazzled anthemic power and continues to forge bold new ground in its search for a unique hybrid of punk, blues, psych, folk and modern orchestral idioms. [Constellation Records]
Kollaps Tradixionales will be out February 16th on Constellation Records!. The song "Kollaps Tradicional (Bury 3 Dynamos)" is streaming on their site, and a live version of "I Built Myself A Metal Bird" is above.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra will be touring Europe this March and April. After that, they have a few shows in the US, about which the band writes writes: "U!S!A! U!S!A! U!S!A!------> (short one for now, but more in the fall.) this is us in may= boston, nyc, philadelphia, baltimore, d.c., asheville, chapel hill, atlanta, nashville, louisville, chicago, detroit." The NYC dates mentioned there will happen Saturday, May 15th at Music Hall of Williamsburg and May 16th at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 19th at noon. The other US dates are still TBA below.

All dates with the new album art and tracklist, below...

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

'Kollaps Tradixionales' Tracklist
1. There Is A Light
2. I Built Myself A Metal Bird
3. I Fed My Metal Bird The Wings Of Other Metal Birds
4. Kollapz Tradixional (Thee Olde Dirty Flag)
5. Collapse Traditional (For Darling)
6. Kollaps Tradicional (Bury 3 Dynamos)
7. 'Piphany Rambler
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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - 2010 Tour Dates
march 16 bristol, GB the fleece
march 17 birmingham, GB asylum
march 18 dublin, ireland the button factory
march 19 glasgow, scotland the arts school
march 21 manchester, GB academy3
march 22 leeds, GB tj's woodhouse social club
march 23 london, GB electric ballroom
march 24 nottingham, GB rescue rooms
march 25 sheffield, GB corporation
march 26 oxford, GB the regal
march 27 brighton, GB st. george's church
march 30 rennes, FR ubu
march 31 paris, FR alhambra
april 01 reims, FR cartonnerie
april 02 bruxelles, BE botanique
april 03 zottegem, BE dunkfestival
april 04 munich, DE feierwerk
april 06 padova, IT unwound
april 07 roma, IT circolo degli artisti
april 08 bologna, IT locomotive
april 09 turino, IT spazio 211
april 10 arezzo, IT karemaski
april 11 varese, IT twiggy
april 13 toulouse, FR le bikini
april 14 marseille, FR espace julien
april 15 nice, FR theatre lino ventura
april 16 montpelier la taf
april 17 lousanne, CH impetus festival
april 18 luzern, CH schurr
april 20 zurich, CH rotefabrik
april 21 lyon, FR grrnd zero
april 23 lille, FR le splendid
april 24 groningen, NL vera
april 25 amsterdam, NL paradiso

05/13 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
05/15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Wiliamsburg
05/16 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
05/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
05/18 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
05/19 - Washington DC @ Black Cat
05/20 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
05/21 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern
05/22 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
05/24 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
05/25 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
05/26 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05/27 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
05/28 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
05/29 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
05/31 - Ottawa, ON @ Mayfair Theatre

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Comments (19)

YES!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 9:19 AM

NO!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 9:45 AM

MAYBE!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 9:45 AM

INDIFFERENT!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 9:49 AM

MAY 17th in Philly!!!!

Uni. Church Sanctuary!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 9:52 AM

updated with Philly and Bowery shows.

Posted by brooklynvegan | February 17, 2010 10:01 AM

The whole tour is on stereogum

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 10:11 AM

the whole tour is above

Posted by brooklynvegan | February 17, 2010 11:12 AM

I've missed them every year they've played for the last 6 years!! I'm totally going this year!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 3:22 PM

never heard of these guys.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 4:03 PM

zzzzzzzz. who cares

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 4:06 PM

@4:03

congratulations.. you have no knowledge of history. they've only been putting out consistently great records with godspeed and this band since the mid 90s.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 5:27 PM

I can't wait until they make fun of the dumb hecklers in the crowd again.

Possibly the most entertaining live band around.

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Posted by Mariah | February 17, 2010 6:48 PM

FUCKIN HIPPIES!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 7:38 PM

How fast do shows like this sell out, typically?

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 11:02 PM

i saw them at black cat in dc on the last tour (approx 800 person venue) and it was about half full. don't know if that helps.

incredible live act. incredible band.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2010 12:12 AM

If you like music, By that I mean music that offers more than the dispossable tripe thats churned out by 90% of the industry then go along buy the cd, I bought there new LP and its been on for a month at home and in the car, I'm going next month to see them in the UK and I know its going to be great. Done deal.

Posted by R | February 19, 2010 9:27 AM

^^^ yea i seriously don't understand how this band isn't bigger than they are.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 9:35 AM

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