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Cold Specks releasing new LP featuring Michael Gira, playing Afropunk Fest this weekend, touring this fall (dates, LP stream)

by Robb Sperry-Fromm

Cold Specks at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Cold Specks

Canadian goth-inflected soul songwriter Cold Specks, who is playing AfroPunk this weekend in Brooklyn, will release Neuroplasticity on August 25, including two songs that feature Swans Michael Gira. One, already shared awhile ago, is called “Exit Plan.” The newer one is called “A Season of Doubt.” Both make excellent use of Gira in his sinister whisper/growl mode. Cold Specks also recently appeared on Swans’ To Be Kind, so things would seem to be coming full circle. You can stream album-closer “A Season of Doubt” and the other 90% of Neuroplasticity, below.

Cold Specks has also announced a worldwide tour in support of Neuroplasticity. The tour will bring her back to NYC to play Rough Trade on November 7. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/22) at noon. All dates are listed, along with the album stream, below.

Cold Specks — 2014 Tour Dates
Aug 23 Commodore Barry Park New York, NY
Aug 24 Commodore Barry Park New York, NY
Sep 18 Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
Sep 20 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Sep 23 La Flèche d’Or Paris, France
Sep 25 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Sep 26 Green Door Store Brighton, United Kingdom
Sep 29 The Green Door Store Brighton, United Kingdom
Sep 30 Village Underground London, United Kingdom
Oct 01 Band On The Wall Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 05 TT the Bear’s Cambridge, MA
Nov 07 Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY
Nov 08 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
Nov 09 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Nov 14 Three Links Dallas, TX
Nov 17 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Nov 19 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Nov 21 Brick & Mortar Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Nov 23 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Nov 28 The Gateway Calgary, Canada
Nov 30 Park Theatre Winnipeg, Canada
Dec 02 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
Dec 05 Lee’s Palace Toronto, Canada
Dec 07 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Canada

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