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Wilderness – 2008 Tour Dates, a Biennial album, an MP3

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Wilderness‘s new record (k)no(w)here was released by Jagjaguwar on Nov 4th.

Written for a performance at this year’s Whitney Biennial, this obnoxiously titled release continues Wilderness’s exploration of icy post-punk that falls tonally between PiL and U2. Guitarist Colin McCann uses delay and echo to create repetitions similar to those of the Edge and Keith Levene; the slowly shifting harmonies from Brian Gossman’s calm bass gives those repetitions forward movement — something similar to the dub influence of Jah Wobble and the solid simplicity of Adam Clayton. Singer James Johnson, meanwhile, has a howl that combines the idiosyncratic style of John Lydon with the populist war cry of Bono: Johnson’s voice bays and every note seems to emanate from the back of his throat before tightening into focus. As for songs, the band lets them flow into one another to create a 40-minute piece. This could prove strenuous, but the album is more contemplative than didactic — a (k)no(w)here that’s difficult to study but easy to inhabit. [The Phoenix]

Tonight, Wedesday November 19th, Wilderness kick off a tour in NYC with a show at Cake Shop followed by a Thursday night show at Union Pool. Both shows are with San Serac. Video from the Whitney performance, and all tour dates below…

2008 Whitney Biennial: Charles Long presents Wilderness

Wilderness – 2008 Tour Dates
11/19- New York, NY – Cake Shop *
11/20- Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool w/ The Violet Hour, San Serac
11/21- Providence, RI – Narwhal Arms * and Siren Cult
11/22- Baltimore, MD – Floristree
11/23- Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox *
11/24- Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern *
11/25- Chicago, IL – Schubas *
11/26- Bloomington, IN – Jakes Nightclub w/ Tammar, San Serac
11/29- Asheville, NC – Harvest Records *
11/30- Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
12/01- Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree *
12/02- Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
12/03- Houston, TX – The Mink w/ Balaclavas, Guitars, San Serac
12/04- Austin, TX – Emo’s *
12/06- Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture *
12/07- Phoenix, AZ – Modified
12/08- San Diego, CA – Casbah w/ Moonrats, San Serac
12/09- Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
12/10- Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place w/ Moonrats, San Serac
12/11- San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill w/ Wildbirds and Peacedrums, San Serac
12/12- Arcata, CA – The Lil’ Red
12/15- Portland, OR – Rotture

* w/ San Serac

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