Dark Castle guitarist Stevie Floyd takes a step into a different realm with Taurus, her new project with Ashley Spungin of Purple Rhinestone Eagle fame. The duo explore some of the same darkness and odd guitar tones that made the Dark Castle material so unique, yet they visit it in a more drone/experimental fashion on their debut LP Life. Stream all of the first side below. You can order a copy at their Bandcamp.
Taurus will hit the road for a string of dates with Agalloch this summer (including Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7/26, tickets),
but they'll also be in NYC on July 14, blessing Rockwood Music Hall's bigger Stage 2 at 10pm that night. UPDATE: Due to a glitch in the Bandcamp app in Facebook, this is NOT the same Taurus scheduled for Rockwood Music Hall on 7/14.
All tour dates and that stream, below...
TAURUS - 2012 TOUR DATES
Jul 18 The Waiting Room Lounge Omaha, NE
Jul 20 Reggie's Rock Club Chicago, IL
Jul 22 Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Cleveland, OH
Jul 23 The Opera House Toronto, ON
Jul 25 The Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, MA
Jul 26 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Jul 27 The Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Aug 01 The Earl East Atlanta, GA
Aug 02 Bottletree Cafe Birmingham, AL
Aug 03 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Aug 04 LaGrange Dallas, TX
Aug 08 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
Aug 09 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Aug 10 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
Aug 11 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA