Mekons frontman Jon Langford will release his new solo album, Here Be Monsters, on April 1 via Bloodshot. Says Langford, "The subtext of the album is maybe the things our civilization thinks of as fixed and immovable might actually be redundant/obsolete/discredited and it's up to us to question and find new rocks to be washed up on." You can check out the video for a track from it, the lovely "Mars," below.
Langford will be on tour this spring, kicking things off in Austin during SXSW and he'll play Brooklyn's Bell House on April 4. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now.
All tour dates are listed, along with the "Mars" video, below...
Jon Langford - 2014 Tour Dates:
3/13: Austin, TX - Gingerman (SXSW)
3/15: Austin, TX - Yard Dog Gallery (SXSW)
3/21: Madison, WI - Kiki's House of Righteous Music
3/22: Carbondale, IL - The Old Feedstore
3/23: Chicago, IL - The Hideout (Hometown Record Release Party)
4/3: Cambridge, MA - Atwoods Tavern
4/4: Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
4/5: Rehoboth Beach, DE - Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats
4/6: Arlington, VA - IOTA Club & Cafe
4/8: Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird
4/9: Newport, KY - The Southgate House Revival
4/14: Berwyn, IL - FitzGerald's w/ Dave Alvin
4/15-17: Chicago, IL to Portland, OR - Roots on the Rails Train Trip w/ Dave Alvin
4/18: Portland, OR - White Eagle co-headline w/ David Olney
4/19: Seattle, WA - The Stables
4/20: Vashon Island, WA - Free Acoustic show with Art at The Cone Gallery
4/21: Port Townshend, WA - The Cellar Door
5/1: New Orleans, LA - Free show at Le Mieux Gallery, Julia Street
5/17: Portland, ME - Last Church on the Left
Jon Langford - Here Be Monsters tracklist:
1) Summer Stars
3) Gone Without Trace
5) Sugar On Your Tongue
6) Drone Operator
7) Don't Believe
8) If You Hear Rumours
9) What Did You Do In The War?
10) Lil' Ray O' Light