Tim Perry, the singer and songwriter behind the local band AgesandAges, has started a cult. You can join, but first you've got to drop out of society.
"The whole album is about willful isolation, a voluntary detachment from the rest of civilization," Perry says. "But it's as much of an effort to bring people into the fold as it is to keep it isolated."
Also of paramount importance is commitment. "If it makes sense to you, then let's do it full force, but don't muck up the path with negative rhetoric or with your physical presence."
Despite the tone of separatism that serves as the album's theme, the delivery of the 12 songs on AgesandAges' debut of brisk indie-folk, "Alright You Restless," is actively sunny, inducing an "Up With People" vibe. Each song is presented like an inspirational manifesto echoed by a seven-member choir attesting to the message." [Oregon Live]
Portland's AgesandAges's new LP was just released on 2/15 via Knitting Factory Records. Check out their new video for "Navy Parade (escape from the Black River bluffs)" below.
The Northwestern band is hitting the road with Olympia, Washington group LAKE for a North American tour in middle April and will descend upon NYC for two dates later that month: April 29 at Knitting Factory with Iowa's Paleo, and April 30th at Mercury Lounge with Sea of Bees. AgesandAges will also be representin' at SXSW (exact dates TBA).
All AgesandLake tour dates, that new video and more below....
AgesandAges "Navy Parade (escape from the Black River bluffs)" (BV premiere)
AgesandAges - No Nostalgia (Live at The Woods)
AgesandAges - So So Freely (Live at The Woods)
AgesandAges - 2011 Tour Dates
Tue 04/12/11 The Woods Portland OR *
Thu 04/14/11 Hemlock Tavern San Francisco CA *
Fri 04/15/11 The Biko House Isla Vista CA *
Sat 04/16/11 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles CA *
Sun 04/17/11 Trunk Space Phoenix AZ * , French Quarter
Tue 04/19/11 Swiss House (AKA Mountain House) Dallas TX *
Wed 04/20/11 The Mohawk Austin TX *
Thu 04/21/11 Allways Lounge New Orleans LA *
Fri 04/22/11 Farm 255 Athens GA *
Sat 04/23/11 Duke Coffeehouse Durham NC *
Mon 04/25/11 Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar Charlottesville VA *
Tue 04/26/11 Golden West Cafe Baltimore MD * , Wisdom Tooth
Wed 04/27/11 Red Palace Washington DC *
Thu 04/28/11 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia PA *
Fri 04/29/11 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn Brooklyn NY * and Paleo
Sat 04/30/11 Mercury Lounge New York NY * and Seas of Bees
Sun 05/01/11 Brighton Music Hall Boston MA * and Julia Esterlin
Mon 05/02/11 The Monkey House Winooski VT *
Tue 05/03/11 Le Divan Orange Montreal QC *
Wed 05/04/11 The Shop Toronto ON *
Thu 05/05/11 Cedar's Lounge Youngstown OH *
Fri 05/06/11 The Bishop Bloomington IN * , Vollmar
Sat 05/07/11 Founders Brewing Company Grand Rapids MI *
Sun 05/08/11 Schubas Tavern Chicago IL *
Mon 05/09/11 Cactus Club Milwaukee WI *
Tue 05/10/11 7th Street Entry Minneapolis MN *
Fri 05/13/11 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver BC *
Sat 05/14/11 Northern Olympia WA *
Sun 05/15/11 The Tractor Tavern Seattle WA *
Fri 08/05/11 Pickathon Portland OR