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The Well Death and Consolation

Austin’s The Well are following 2016’s Pagan Science with a new album, Death and Consolation, this Friday (4/26) via RidingEasy Records (pre-order), and we’re premiering a full stream of the album ahead of its release. “This one is a little more personal,” says guitarist/vocalist Ian Graham. “2018 was a strange, dark year. A lot of change going on in my life, there was a lot of depression and coming out of it over the last year. I wanted to call this Death and Consolation, because in life that’s a constant.” The band also says that they took a little more influence from goth and post-punk this time around, and while it is indeed a dark album, they haven’t gone Joy Division on us or anything. As you’d expect from The Well, it’s still rooted in the fuzzy, doomy riffage of Black Sabbath and Blue Cheer and the creepy psychedelia of Syd Barrett, and The Well are increasingly good at this kind of thing. Give it a spin below.

The Well also have upcoming tour dates, including four hometown shows this week, one of which is an album release show with Sweden’s Monolord (who play a few other cities with The Well too). All dates are listed below.

Monolord, whose anticipated Relapse debut is on the way, are also playing NYC’s Desertfest this month, which takes place at a venue called — wait for it — The Well.

The Well — 2019 Tour Dates
04/24 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Monolord
04/25 Austin, TX @ Barracuda w/ Monolord – album release party
04/27 Austin, TX @ Independence Brewery
04/28 Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records
04/29 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
05/01 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown w/ Monolord
05/02 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive w/ Monolord
05/03 Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
05/04 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Machines
05/05 Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
05/06 Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
05/07 Nevada City, CA @ Cooper’s
05/08 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
05/09 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
05/10 Seattle, WA @ Substation
05/11 Vancouver, BC @ Static Jupiter
05/12 Calgary, AB @ Palomino
05/13 Edmonton, AB @ Temple
05/14 Winnipeg, MB @ The Windsor
05/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
05/16 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
05/17 Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickle
05/18 Taos, NM @ Monolith on the Mesa Fest
05/19 El Paso, TX @ Monarch

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