by Michael Wronski
The adrenline-filled post rock four-piece, Maserati, are touring in support of their recently released Temporary Residence Limited-album, Maserati VII, which contains all the usual ingredients: an eclectic mix of driving dance rhythms, arena-rock guitar riffs, and psychedelic textures. Matt Albanese replaces the late Jerry Fuchs on drums, and provides a heavier dance beat direction on the new album through both organic sets and drum machines.
Contributing to the psychedelic theme of the tour is drone artist Majeure (aka A.E. Paterra of Zombi). Majeure just released his second full length album, Solar Maximum, via Temporary Residence Limited, furthering his exploration of the cosmos through analog synths and early 80s sci-fi soundtrack influences. His minimalist approach to sounds and textures provides for a spacey listening experience, traveling in and out of a hypnotic trance. Stream a couple of tracks from each artist below.
Look for the labelmates to roll through Chicago on November 11 for a performance at the Empty Bottle. Urbana's Psychic Twin are also on the bill, and advance tickets are still available.
All tour dates and a few song streams are below...
MASERATI, MAJEURE - 2012 TOUR DATES
October 26, 2012 Atlanta, GA The Earl
October 27, 2012 Athens, GA The 40 Watt
October 31, 2012 Orlando, FL Will's Pub
November 01, 2012 Miami, FL Churchill's Pub
November 02, 2012 Tampa Bay, FL Crowbar
November 03, 2012 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
November 04, 2012 Washington, DC The Black Cat
November 05, 2012 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
November 06, 2012 Reading, PA Reverb
November 07, 2012 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
November 08, 2012 Pittsburgh, PAThe Shop
November 09, 2012 Columbus, OH Cafe Bourbon Street
November 10, 2012 Cincinnati, OH Motr Bar
November 11, 2012 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
November 12, 2012 Milwaukee, WI Stone Fly Brewery
November 13, 2012 Champaign, IL Cowboy Monkey
November 14, 2012 Lafayette, IN Foam City
November 15, 2012 St. Louis, MO Firebird
November 16, 2012 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
November 17, 2012 Chattanooga, TN JJ Bohemia's