by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Cover of the Grails side of the Pharoah Overlord split
Grails are preparing the release of Black Tar Prophecies Vol.5, one side of a split with the Finnish greats Pharaoh Overlord (members of Circle). That record will see the light of day via Grails' new label home of Kemado on October 30. Stream the lush and cinematic opus, "Chariots," below alongside their forthcoming schedule of dates down under.
The cover for Black Tar Prophecies Vol. 5 is a skewed reference to another album cover, one recorded during a "weird period" by a very important and hugely influential musician. Do you know the musician and art that it references? If so, head below for details on how to enter a contest to win a copy of the vinyl!
Reminder, Emil Amos from Grails will also be in the NYC area soon, touring with Om as part of their round of make-up dates (due to Emil's injury). Those dates include November 21st at Bowery Ballroom, tickets are still available.
That stream, the Pharoah Overlord art for their side of the split, a list of tour dates, and contest details are below.
GRAILS - CHARIOTS
GRAILS - 2012 TOUR DATES
Saturday October 13 The Corner Melbourne (supporting Tortoise)
Sunday October 14 This Is Nowhere UWA, Perth w/ Tortoise, Beach Fossils, Xiu Xiu, HTRK, Puro Instinct...
Wednesday October 17 The Zoo Brisbane
Thursday October 18 Northcote Social Club Melbourne
Friday October 19 Oxford Art Factory Sydney
For a chance at winning a copy of the Grails/Pharoah Overlord split: either tweet something that includes both @BVBBG AND "Grails" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "Grails." Include your first and last name in the email as well as answer to what famed album cover the Grails art is referencing. We'll pick a winner at random from correct entries and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!