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Although he's never cultivated as high a profile as some of his contemporaries, Peter Jefferies can be found dangling from just about every important branch of New Zealand's post-punk family tree. Over the course of a decade and a half, he's wended his way from fronting the aggro-punk Nocturnal Projections to co-starring (with brother Graeme) in the dour This Kind of Punishment to his role as in-house tape manipulator at the Xpressway label. It's on his solo records -- and the collaborations in which he's allowed to take the reins -- that the expansive sweep of Jefferies' vision can best be appreciated. [Trouser Press]Superior Viaduct just reissued Peter Jefferies' 1994 album Electricity which marks its first release on vinyl. You can stream a couple tracks from the reissue below. Last year, De Stijl reissued his acclaimed 1990 album, The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World, and that can be heard via Rdio.
As part of the Electricity reissue, the New Zealand musician will be touring the US for the first time in 20 years. That tour starts in NYC at Issue Project Room on October 1 where he'll perform two solo sets. Tickets for IPR are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with songs streams, below...
Peter Jeffries - 2014 Tour Dates
October 1st - Brooklyn, NY (Issue Project Room)
October 2nd - Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church - Side Chapel)
October 4th - Detroit, MI (Museum of Contemporary Art)
October 5th - Chicago, IL (The Empty Bottle)
October 7th - Los Angeles, CA (TBA)
October 9th - San Francisco, CA (Hemlock Tavern)
October 10th - Oakland, CA (The Night Light)