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Psychedelic electronic music pioneers Silver Apples (aka Simeon, who has performed under the name solo since the death of bandmate Danny Taylor) has a number of European dates coming up and after that he'll head over to the US where he'll play a NYC show on October 4 at Public Assembly with a pretty solid lineup of local (and much younger) openers, Xeno & Oaklander, Man Forever, and La Big Vic. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/17) at noon. It's his only announced US show at the moment.

UPDATE: Silver Apples also play 92YTribeca on October 5 with CFCF and Win Win.

Speaking of Xeno and Oaklander, they've been revealed as one of the artists to be featured on the new John Foxx & The Maths album, Evidence, which is due out on September 10 via his own Metamatic Records. John sang on the first three Ultravox albums, after which he had a lengthy solo career, including early minimal synth classic "Underpass." Evidence will be his third album with The Maths, a project he started in 2009. [Seek out 2011's 'Interplay,' it's great. - Bill] The other artists appearing on the new album, like Xeno & Oaklander, are indebted to John Foxx's music in one way or another. Those artists include The Soft Moon, whose contribution you can listen to HERE, Matthew Dear, and Gazelle Twin. The album also features a cover of Pink Floyd's "Have A Cigar" and a remix of the track with Matthew Dear by Tara Busch. The cover art and tracklist is below.

The Soft Moon will also be touring soon and hitting NYC on September 20 at Glasslands (tickets) and October 30 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets on sale 8/17 at noon).

Matthew Dear will be touring soon too. That tour includes the previously discussed Webster Hall show (11/17) (tickets), and since we last spoke more dates have been announced, most of which (including Webster Hall) will be opened by Light Asylum. The updated list of dates is below.

All lists of dates and the John Foxx album info are below.


John Foxx and the Maths - Evidence

Evidence Tracklist:
Personal Magnetism
Evidence (featuring The Soft Moon)
That Sudden Switch (featuring Xeno & Oaklander)
Talk (Beneath Your Dreams) (featuring Matthew Dear)
Neon Vertigo
Changelings (featuring Gazelle Twin)
My Town
Have A Cigar
A Falling Star (featuring Gazelle Twin)
Cloud Choreography
Shadow Memory
Only Lovers Left Alive
Bonus Track: Talk (I Speak Machine Mix by Tara Busch)

Silver Apples -- 2012 Tour Dates
9/10 Incubate 2012 Tilburg, Netherlands
9/11 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany
9/13 Exil Zurich, Switzerland
9/15 King Georg Cologne, Germany
9/18 The Lexington London, UK
9/20 Brozar Electronic Arts Festival Brussels, Belgium
9/22 La Maroquinerie Paris, France
9/28 Les Trinitaires Metz, France
9/30 The Kazimier Liverpool, UK
10/1 Soup Kitchen Manchester, UK
10/4 Public Assembly Brooklyn, NY w/ Xeno & Oaklander, Man Forever, La Big VIc

Matthew Dear -- 2012 Tour Dates
09/29 Seattle, WA Decibel Festival
10/17 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
10/18 New Orleans, LA Howlin' Wolf
10/22 Houston, TX House of Blues
10/23 Dallas, TX House of Blues
10/24 Austin, TX Mohawk
10/26 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre *
10/27 San Diego, CA Casbah *
10/29 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room *
11/02 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge *
11/06 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *
11/07 Ann Arbor, MI The Blind Pig *
11/08 Buffalo, NY Soundlab *
11/09 Toronto, Ontario The Hoxton *
11/10 Montreal, Quebec Il Motore *
11/11 Quebec, Quebec Le Cercle *
11/14 Boston, MA Paradise *
11/15 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall *
11/16 Philadelphia, PA Voyeur *
11/17 New York, NY Webster Hall *
* - w/ Light Asylum



Comments (9)

The setlist of the show is very good, I will show in Boston with my son, will be great!

Posted by Creme anti-rugas | August 16, 2012 6:13 PM

How wonderful this tour, do not wait to be able to buy my ticket and go to the DC show. \o/

Posted by Jogos Hot Wheels | August 16, 2012 6:33 PM

Please separate tour dates into two different had me all excited thinking Silver Apples was coming and is a Mehthew fella.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2012 6:33 PM

Those first few Ultravox albums are way better than those New-Romantic ones that followed his departure. The first Ultravox album is produced by Eno (though far punkier than the John Foxx solo stuff).

"Metamatic" is a great, forgotten synth album by John Foxx. So surprised to see him still putting out material.

Posted by texastab | August 16, 2012 6:36 PM

Will Xeno & Oaklander be using the English accent on the album.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2012 2:49 AM

(2) Silver Apples NYC Shows

10/04: Mentioned Above
10/05: 92YTribeca w/ CFCF (live debut), Win Win

Info for both at

thanks bkv!

Posted by Guy Who's Booing Silver Apples | August 18, 2012 8:49 PM

I want some John Foxx US dates!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 1:11 AM

John Foxx and The Maths US tour dates? Don't hold your breath! It's been 33 years since Foxx has performed live in America. It was during Ultravox's 1979 tour of America, after which, he left the band, that marks his last performance here. Until I come into serious money [not planning that] and bankroll the shows myself, I just don't see it happening. I'm trying to get AC Entertainment [Moogfest] to bite but I have no pull with those people so far.

Posted by Post-Punk Monk | October 2, 2012 9:40 AM

I'm glad he's still able to tour even with the passing of Danny. With Danny being gone that most be hard on him.

Posted by ontario honey | November 16, 2012 9:29 PM

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