Circulatory System – new CD (Jeff Mangum) & tour dates w/ Nesey Gallons & Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t (LPR, ATP)
by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Circulatory System – Overjoyed (MP3)
Circulatory System (Nesey standing, left)…
Pure Pop: It seems like the E6 Collective is making a big comeback. The Holiday Suprise Tour, the Music Tapes’ caroling tour, [the Music Tapes’ regular tour,] Circulatory System’s new album [see below] — it’s all really exciting. What’s it like to be right in the middle of all this? Do you see great things in E6’s future?
Nesey Gallons: yes, i do. and its nice to have had a hand in making things happen. that it all worked. and its been an honor to play with everyone and have brer hart ask me to finish his album and everything. its beautiful to see everyone together doing what they ought to, building worlds. im sure a lot of wonderful things will come drifting out of what has reawoken. in the coming year i plan to live in maine and work on a bunch of projects and things ive neglected during this past year. for some reason i have to be alone to really work properly on anything of my own.
Like much of the Elephant 6-connected material, the new Circulatory System album, Signal Morning, is a collaborative effort (as is the upcoming tour, more on that in sec). First, the album, headed by Oliva Tremor Control‘s W. Cullen Hart, features contributions from all the members of that band as well as Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum and Julian Koster. It comes out on CD and MP3 September 8th through Cloud Recordings. For vinyl, you’ll have to wait a little longer, but when they ship in October, the first 300 will come with a bonus LP of demo versions and alternate mixes. Check out a track from the record, above.
The Circulatory System tour this September will host opening acts Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t (the side project of Olivia Tremor Control keyboardist Peter Erchick) and Nesey Gallons (the E6 regular interviewed above). Nesey visited NYC recently, playing banjo with Music Tapes in March and appearing on the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise tour last fall (with Circ. System’s Hart and many others).
Those three acts will play NYC’s (Le) Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, September 9th. Tickets are on sale now.
A few days later, Circulatory System plays ATP NY.
Nesey also has an album of his own, Eyes & Eyes & Eyes Ago, that’s coming out digitally September 8th (October 20th for vinyl) on Hurrah for Karamazov Records. See preview videos for that album, with Circulatory System’s album art and tracklist and all tour dates, below…
aurora borealis by nesey gallons
there won’t be any crows by nesey gallons
“aurora borealis” nesey gallons elephant six holiday surprise tour ’08
Circulatory System – Signal Morning – tracklist:
Side One –
1. Woodpecker Greeting Worker Ant
2. Rocks and Stones
3. This Morning (We Remembered Everything)
4. Tiny Concerts
5. Electronic Diversion
7. The Breathing Universe
8. News From The Heavenly Loom
9. Round Again
Side Two –
10. I You We
11. Blasting Through
12. Particle Parades
13. Gold Will Stay
14. The Frozen Lake / The Symmetry
15. Until Moon Medium Hears The Message
17. Signal Morning
Circulatory System – 2009 Tour Dates
Aug. 15 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Sep. 07 – Chapel Hill, NC – Nightlight *
Sep. 08 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie *
Sep. 09 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge *
Sep. 10 – Worcester, MA – The Grind at Clark University *
Sep. 11 – Purchase, NY – The Student Center at SUNY Purchase *
Sep. 12 – Monticello, NY – All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival
Sep. 14 – Boston, MA – YMCA Theatre *
Sep. 15 – Geneseo, NY – Union Plaza at SUNY Geneseo *
Sep. 16 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
Sep. 17 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room *
Sep. 18 – Chicago, IL – Chopin Theatre *
Sep. 19 – Lexington, KY – Al’s Bar *
Sep. 20 – Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light *
* = with Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t and Nesey Gallons opening