Posted in music | tour dates on November 23, 2012

The Music Tapes

The Music Tapes, the project of Elephant 6 collective member Julian Koster (ex-Neutral Milk Hotel), released their newest album, Mary's Voice, this past September via Merge. You can check out the video for album single, "S'Alive to be Known (May We Starve)," below.

The band will be supporting the album on their Traveling Imaginary tour in 2013. For the Traveling Imaginary tour, The Music Tapes will be a circus tent in each tour stop for an "evening of songs, stories, games, movies, magic, amusements, and more. The tent was funded by their recent Kickstarter campaign.

The Traveling Imaginary tour hits NYC on February 2 at Church For All Nations for two shows that night. They also open for a few shows on Jeff Mangum's upcoming tour, including the shows at Hartford, CT's Great Hall in Union Station (2/8) and Poughkeepsie, NY's Barvadon Opera House (2/15). The dates with Jeff Mangum are not Traveling Imaginary shows though.

A list of all dates, the Traveling Imaginary trailer video, and that music video, below...

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The Music Tapes - "S'Alive To Be Known (May We Starve)" Official Video

The Music Tapes - Traveling Imaginary

The Music Tapes - Traveling Imaginary (Trailer) from Merge Records on Vimeo.

The Music Tapes -- 2013 Tour Dates
01.23.2013 Winston-Salem, NC Krankies Coffee*
01.25.2013 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club 2 shows! *
01.28.2013 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle 2 shows! *
01.29.2013 Durham, NC Duke Coffeehouse*
01.31.2013 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel*
02.02.2013 New York, NY Church For All Nations 2 shows! *
02.04.2013 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church Basement*
02.08.2013 Hartford, CT The Great Hall in Union Station^
02.09.2013 Portland, ME State Theatre^
02.10.2013 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel^
02.13.2013 Ithaca, NY State Theatre^
02.15.2013 Poughkeepsie, NY Barvadon Opera House^
02.16.2013 North Adams, MA MASS MoCA^
* - The Music Tapes Present: The Traveling Imaginary Tent Tour
^ - w/ Jeff Mangum
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Comments (6)

Thanks for this, I've been wanting to see them...looks like I'll have to travel, but their worth it.

Posted by Gary | November 23, 2012 10:28 AM

Article forgets to mention that all the shows take place in a traveling tent to be pitched inside each venue, and that the show also features films, games, and other oversized attractions...

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 3:23 PM

I believe they funded the CIRCUS TENT via Kickstarter NOT the album. As I understand it, Merge kindly takes care of the cost of their bands making records.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2012 3:42 PM

I want that instrument.

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