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Yonatan Gat & Gal Lazer releasing Steve Albini-recorded mini-LP (listen to “0”), touring this fall

by Bill Pearis

(photo via Facebook)
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Former Monotonix frontman Yonatan Gat has a new record on the way, a two track, 12-minute “mini-album” made with his collaborative drummer Gal Lazer titled Physical Copy that was recorded in just three hours with Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio Studios. Gat’s rhythm-heavy sound, propelled by Lazer, really benefits from Albini’s touch (few record drums and give that “live” feeling as well as him). The record is out September 18 (pre-order) and we’ve got the premiere of one of it’s sides, an instrumental simply titled “0.” You can listen below.

For the real Yonatan Gat experience, you really need to see him live where his band’s style — usually set up on the floor and highly improvisational — can be described as in-your-face. He’ll be on tour this fall and the kickoff show is at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on September 12 with Innove Gnawa Band, and Honduras. Tickets are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

Yonatan Gat – Tour Dates:
Sep 12 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (record release show w/ Innove Gnawa Band, Honduras, Alan Licht)
Sep 16 Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
Sep 17 Madison, WI @ Frequency
Sep 18 Minneapolis, MN @ Nomad
Sep 19 Milwaukee, WI @ Bayview Bash Festival
Sep 19 Milwaukee, WI @ Lucky Cat (late show)
Sep 20 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
Sep 21 Nashville, TN @ Queen Ave
Sep 22 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Sep 23 Houston, TX @ Walter’s
Sep 24 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
Sep 25 Austin, TX @ Sahara Lounge
Sep 26 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Sep 27 Tuscon, AZ @ Flycatcher
Sep 28 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell (w/ Awesome Tapes from Africa)
Oct 01 San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar (w/ Once and Future Band, Bill Orcutt)
Oct 02 Los Angeles, CA @ Non Plus Ultra
Oct 03 Long Beach, CA @ Made
Oct 28 Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Savila, Ali Muhareb
Oct 29 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse at El Corazon
Oct 30 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
Oct 31 Boise, ID @ The Olympic
Nov 01 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Nov 03 Denver, CO @ Glob (w/ Neil Hagerty of Royal Trux)
Nov 04 ABQ, NM @ Sister
Nov 10 Charlotte @ Snug Harbor
Nov 11 Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Nov 12 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong

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