by Bill Pearis
Eraas @ Knitting Factor, October 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn's Eraas will return with their second album, Initiation, on November 12 via Felte. Heavy on rhythm and dark atmosphere, the record has a swampy netherworld vibe, a soundtrack for somewhere bad things happen and people like it. You can stream two tracks from Initiation below.
The band will play two NYC shows the week of the album's release, and both are with Italian post-punks Soviet Soviet. They play 285 Kent on November 14 with Xeno & Oaklander and Azar Swan (who also play the Pendu CMJ showcase); and then Saint Vitus on November 15. Advance tickets for 285 Kent are on sale now, and you can check Ticketfly for updates on Saint Vitus tickets.
Soviet Soviet are also readying a new album, Fate, which will be out the same week as the Eraas album. Stream a track from that below. The NYC dates are the only North American dates for Soviet Soviet at this time.
After the dates with Soviet Soviet, Eraas will be heading across the Atlantic for ATP UK's final fling and other European dates. All are listed, along with song streams, below.
Eraas - 2013 Tour Dates
11/14 Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent Ave. ^
11/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar *
11/20 Opwijk, BE @ Nijdrop
11/21 Gent, BE @Charlatan
11/22 Bristol, UK @ Exchange
11/23 Camber Sands, UK @ ATP Festival
11/24 Camber Sands, UK @ ATP Festival
11/25 London, UK @
11/28 Rotterdam, NL @ WORM
11/29 Amsterdam, NL @ Anita
^ w/ Xeno & Oaklander, Soviet Soviet, Azar Swan
* w/ ERAAS, Soviet Soviet, Felte (DJ)