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by Ian Chainey
What would happen if you played Royal Trux, Wolf Eyes, AIDS Wolf, and Formant at the same time? Well, something that will probably get you booted from your apartment complex, but if you guessed Dan'l Boone you're not far off. The band featuring Nate Young (Wolf Eyes, tons more) Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux, Pussy Galore, Howling Hex), Alex Moskos (AIDS Wolf, Drainolith), and Charles Ballas (Formant) have a new self-titled album on the way via Drag City that will be released on September 23 (preorder). As you might expect given that membership, it's a delicious mess, constructed like a found-sound collage. Seemingly random tones bleep and blurb, guitars bubble, snatches of spoken-word loop in and out, and manipulated tapes screech and spit. But, somehow, it all fits together, like a musique concrète Pollock painted by a totally tripping Mothers of Invention. Provided you've got the ear for it, it's an exciting listen. You can check out two promo videos below.
To support the album, the Dan'l Boone are heading out on the road near the end of September. Their album is boundary-less, so just imagine how wild this will be live. They'll hit locales like Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia. On October 2, they'll play NYC's Saint Vitus with Hospital Productions' urine-soaked Yellow Tears. Tickets for that show are available now.
All dates are listed, with those promo videos, below...
Dan'l Boone -- 2014 North American Tour
Thu 9/25 Chicago @ The Owl
Sat 9/27 Louisville @ Cropped Out Fest
Sun 9/28 Richmond @ Strange Matter
Mon 9/29 Baltimore @ The Bank
Tue 9/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
Wed 10/1 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Shop
Thu 10/2 Brooklyn @ Saint Vitus
Fri 10/3 Easthampton @ Flywheel
Sat 10/4 Boston @ Lilypad
Sun 10/5 Montreal @ La Vitrola
Mon 10/6 Toronto @ Double Double Land
Tue 10/7 Detroit, MI @ Trinosphes