A Hawk and a Hacksaw

This week (4/2) A Hawk and a Hacksaw (Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost) released their new double album, You Have Already Gone to the Other World, which was inspired by Russian director Sergei Paradjanov's 1965 film, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. They talked with the NY Times recently about it:

Q. Why this particular film?

BARNES I was maybe 20 when I saw "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors," and it stuck in my head for years. We don't want to do the same old "put out a record, go on a tour, put out a record, go on a tour" thing, so Heather and I watched it again, and I thought, "What if we just did a new soundtrack for this?," along with a record that would be sort of impressions of the film.

Q. Your previous CDs have used ambient and found sound, as well as electronic treatments of traditional instruments. But you really seem to have upped the ante here.

HEATHER TROST It was always heading in that direction, but this compounded it. The fact that it was a film, that freed us to do things we wouldn't necessarily do on a typical record of folk songs.

BARNES There has always been a lot of experimentation, but this is the one where we really went for it. "Let's make things pretty psychedelic."

You can stream the album via Spotify below. New Yorkers (and visitors) can see A Hawk and a Hacksaw perform songs from the album, music from the film and other works live against a projection of Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors on May 23 at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium. The show is free (7:30 PM) and more info is here.

After that show, the band will head off for a tour of the Southwest and West Coast. All tour dates are listed below.


A Hawk and a Hacksaw - 2013 Tour Dates
3/28 Ankara. TR Eski Yeni
3/29 Eskisehir, TR Peyote
3/30 Istanbul, TR Salon IKSV
4/05 Paris, FR Espace B
4/06 Bayonne, FR Apollo Fest
4/07 Brussels, BE Cinema Nova
4/09 Gent, BE Handelsbeurs
4/10 Offenbach, DE Hafen 2
4/11 Duisburg, DE Steinbruch
4/12 Hamburg, DE Kampnagel
4/13 Berlin, DE Haus Ungarn
4/14 Warsaw, PL Pardon, To Tu
4/16 Norwich Arts Centre
4/17 London, UK Lexington
4/18 Brighton, UK The Haunt
4/19 Manchester, UK Soup Kitchen
4/20 Glasgow, Scotland Platform/Outskirts Fest
4/21 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social
4/23 Dublin, IE Workman's Club
4/24 Cork, IE Half Moon Theatre
5/25 Coventry, UK The Dog
4/26 Oxford, UK St Michael at the Northgate
4/27 Nottingham, UK Bodega
4/28 Cambridge, UK The Junction
5/3 Ravenna, IT Hana-Bi
5/6 Catania, IT Cine Teatro Odeon
5/7 Rome, IT Monti Unplugged
5/10 Zaragoza, SP Centro Civico Rio Ebro
5/13 Huesca, SP Matadero
5/16 Castellon, SP Centre Municipal
5/15 Valencia, SP La Limera
5/17 Madrid, SP La Faena II
5/18 Lisbon, POR The Music Box
5/23 New York Lincoln Center Atrium with Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
5/30 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture
5/31 San Diego, CA The Loft at UCSD
6/01 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
6/02 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord
6/03 Hayfork, CA Northern Delights
6/04 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
6/05 Seattle, Wash. Barboza
6/06 Boise Neurolux
6/07 Salt Lake City Kilby Court
6/08 Denver Walnut Room
6/15 Albuquerque Sister Bar
7/11 Santa Fe Plaza Bandstand

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