Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on January 11, 2012

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Disappears - Replicate (MP3)

Disappears at Cake Shop, July 2011

Chicago's mighty Disappears release their third long-player, Pre Language, on March 1 via the Kranky label. This is the first album made with drummer Steve Shelly (who may have more time on his hands now?) who has been with the band for a year now. The material on Pre Language was road tested extensively before hitting the studio (Sonic Youth's Echo Canyon West in Hoboken) and sounded amazing when Disappears played NYC back in July ("...new material written with Steve Shelley is groovier, a little slower than their pedal-to-the-metal first albums but equally awesome. [More Neu!, less Stooges.]")

That holds true with "Replicate," the first released track from Pre Language which is downloadable at the top of this post. Less awash in reverb and vocals that are borderline intelligible, this is a much bigger Disappears than we've heard before on record. Disappears are going on a short tour prior to the release of Pre Language but, unfortunately, they're heading West not East. Hopefully they'll come our way soon. Tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

Tour mates for these West Coast dates are The Fresh & Onlys who were slackers in 2011, only releasing two records -- the "I Would Not Know the Devil" 7" and the terrific Secret Walls EP -- unlike previous years where their output rivaled Bob Pollard's. (OK, so frontman Tim Cohen may have released a couple solo albums as well.) Actually, the F&O's were hard at work on their new album, which is due out on Mexican Summer sometime sooner than later.

Wymond Miles

Soonerer than that is Earth Has Doors, the first solo record by F&O guitarist Wymond Miles which comes out February 2 on Sacred Bones. Wymond's otherworldly, textured parts are one of things that really separate the Fresh & Onlys from the garage rock pack they are unfairly lumped in with. On his own, Miles launches some impressively epic-style spacerock. You can stream lead track "Hidden Things Are Asking You to Find Them" at the bottom of this post.

Also below are those Disappears/Fresh & Onlys tour dates, plus Pre Language artwork and tracklisting.

disappears 'replicate' by kranky


Disappears - Pre Language
Replicate
Pre Language
Hibernation Sickness
Minor Patterns
All Gone White
Joa
Fear of Darkness
Love Drug
Brother Joliene

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Disappears / Fresh & Onlys 2012 Tour Dates
FEBRUARY 18 - VANCOUVER, BC @ BILTMORE CABARET
FEBRUARY 19 - SEATTLE, WA @ CHOP SUEY
FEBRUARY 20 - PORTLAND, OR @ DOUG FIR
FEBRUARY 22 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ BOTTOM OF THE HILL NOISE POP FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 23 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ THE ECHO
FEBRUARY 24 - PIONEERTOWN, CA @ PAPPY AND HARRIETS
FEBRUARY 25 - SAN DIEGO, CA @ THE CASBAH


Wymond Miles - Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find Them by sacredbones

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Comments (10)

this is gonna be a monster... please come back and play union pool and cake shop again!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 3:35 PM

wymond miles > everyother guitar part

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 3:37 PM

I hope they, get this, DISAPPEAR! Amiright? Too funny!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 3:50 PM

I love Disappears. So now you know.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 4:14 PM

Fresh & Onlys can't do no wrong. Come to NYC now I say

Posted by Sunskull | January 11, 2012 8:28 PM

I miss the Ponys!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 9:08 PM

I loved the Ponys!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 10:26 PM

90 Day Men.... anyone..... anyone?

Posted by JOe | January 11, 2012 11:12 PM

Yes I saw 90 Day Men a few times. Whats his name Rob Lowe?\Lichens played bass in 90 Day Men.
Great original band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2012 1:57 AM

I gotta say this is wicked

Posted by jordon | August 8, 2013 3:13 PM

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