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Spiral Stairs (mem. Pavement) – new album soon, MP3, shows

DOWNLOAD: Spiral Stairs – Maltese Terrier (MP3)

Spiral Stairs

Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg of Preston School of Industry and Pavement (who are reuniting) is set to release his first album as Spiral Stairs on October 20th. That record, The Real Feel, will be released by Matador in the US and Domino in the UK. The first MP3, “Maltese Terrier” (or “Maltese T” as its listed below in the tracklist), is posted above. There’ll also be a single for the song “Stolen Pills,” out a week before on October 12th.

The whole album is produced by Jon Auer (of the Posies and Big Star, the latter of which has a show in NYC on Nov. 18th) and guests include Preston School of Industry/Posies guys Matt Harris and Darius Minwall and BSS’ Kevin Drew (though he’s not listed as a contributor below).

Spiral Stairs will be playing shows in the coming months. Currently, there’s the Treasure Island Festival in San Francisco on October 18th, and a handful of West Coast shows around that, where they’ll be opening for Bob Mould (who hits NYC in early October with Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson opening). No NYC date yet.

Album art and credits for the new disc, and all tour dates are below…

Spiral Stairs

spiral stairs: the real feel
1 True Love
2 Call The Ceasefire
3 Cold Change
4 Subiaco Shuffle
5 Wharf-Hand blues
6 Maltese T
7 A Mighty Mighty Fall
8 Stolen Pills
9 The Real Feel
10 Blood Money

mixed by:
jon auer @ amberson mansion… seattle

recorded by:
joe reineke @ orbit audio… seattle
jon auer @ a dark unfinished basement and amberson mansion… seattle
patrick ryan @ newmarket studios… melbourne

album design by ashod simonian

played by:
spiral stairs – vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards
matthew zeek harris – bass
darius minwalla – drums, percussion
christopher lee heinrich – pedal steel, guitars, banjo, keyboard
ashod simonian – guitar, synth
ian moore – guitars, strings
jon auer – vocals, piano, mellotron, organ, percussion
daryl bradie – guitars, vocals
dan tulen – percussion
craig jackson – vocals
julian wu – guitar
drew pearse – synth
michele auer – vocals
gavin guss – piano
mary drew – ‘ladies and gentlemen, spiral stairs’

Spiral Stairs – 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 19 Newtown Workers Club Melbourne, Victoria
Oct 15 neumos seattle, Washington #
Oct 16 doug fir portland, Oregon #
Oct 18 TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL SAN FRANCISCO, California
Oct 19 troubadour los angeles, California #
Oct 20 belly up san diego, California #
# opening for Bob Mould

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