Posted in music | tour dates on March 30, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Mike Wexler
Mike Wexler

Brooklyn's Mike Wexler released his sophomore LP, Dispossession, earlier this month via Mexican Summer. The album follows his debut LP, Sun Wheel, which arrived five years earlier and in that time he's been honing his brand of psychedelic folk and making it sound even starker than it does on his debut. Dispossession recalls the loner folk of late '60s/early '70s artists like Gary Higgins and Mark Fry, and also the plodding songwriting of more contemporary artists like Will Oldham and Phil Elvrum. Like those artists, Mike Wexler takes his time with every track on the album, more than half of which is made up of 6-9 minute songs. This gives him plenty of space to work in subtle embellishments like backgrounded hand drumming patterns, scattered guitar effects, and airy horn lines. Stream two tracks from the album below or listen to the entire album on Spotify. The artwork and tracklist are also below.

Mike Wexler is playing a record release party for the album TONIGHT (3/30) at Zebulon with Amen Dunes and Hiro Kone. If you miss tonight's show, Mike will play another local show at Glasslands on May 9 with Future Shuttle. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.

You can also catch another local Amen Dunes show at The Stone on April 17, the same day that Guardian Alien (Greg Fox) plays.

All dates, streams, album artwork and tracklist below...

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Mike Wexler - "Pariah"

Mike Wexler - "Lens"

Mike Wexler - Dispossession
Mike Wexler

Dispossession Tracklist:
01 Pariah
02 Spectrum
03 Lens
04 The Trace
05 Prime
06 Glyph
07 Liminal

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Mike Wexler -- 2012 Tour Dates
3/30 Zebulon Brooklyn, NY w/ Amen Dunes, Hiro Kone
5/9 Glasslands Brooklyn, NY w/ Future Shuttle

Amen Dunes -- 2012 Tour Dates
3/30 Zebulon Brooklyn, NY w/ Mike Wexler, Hiro Kone
4/17 The Stone New York, NY
4/28 Emo's East Austin, TX

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Comments (8)

More non-Linsanity crap.

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Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 6:21 PM

this is a great line-up.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2012 6:54 PM

"Psychadelic Folk" = hipster with an acoustic guitar whining about how hard life is for the ruling class

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2012 1:09 PM

1:09, you're an idiot. First of all, your sentence doesn't make any sense. "How hard life is for the ruling class." You must of done well in school. Second, you spelled "psychedelic" wrong. Did you forget how to use spell check?

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2012 2:45 PM

Nice music : Mike Wexler - "Pariah"

Posted by ayumilove | March 31, 2012 9:11 PM

amen dunes, sorry dudes... too close to AMON DUUL but at least the band name isnt someones name which is the dumb trend nowadays.

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Posted by Work from Home Jobs | July 9, 2012 12:05 AM

once again great stuff

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 7:14 PM

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