by BBG

Across Tundras by Diana Zadlo
Across Tundras

Southern blues-y riffs permeate through Across Tundras' work, and though the band isn't afraid to let loose an earth shaking riff, it'd be a mistake to lump them in with the doom sound that is so prevalent in the region. Across Tundras' roots lie in swampy and twangy Americana and dip into high-volume psychedelic riffery, not the other way around; a method that is showcased on the Nashville band's new LP Sage. Check out the slow burner "Hijo de Desierto", from the band's Neurot debut (due 5/17). Download it above. Stream it below. Fans of country-inflected and 60s/70s psychedelic rock, and recent output from bands like Grails & Royal Thunder, take note.

The notoriously hard-touring band will take the show on the road following the release of the LP, hitting up dates on the East Coast through early June that will include 5/27 at Union Pool with Ominous Black. All tour dates, the song stream and some video is below.

Across Tundras - Hijo de Desierto

Across Tundras, Life on the Grainbelt

Across Tundras - Rainmaker - Floodreaper

3/22/2011 Little Hamilton - Nashville, TN w/ Hull, Battilus, Mose Giganticus
4/27/2011 Exit/In - Nashville, TN w/ Dax Riggs
5/19/2011 The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
5/20/2011 The CoffePot - Roanoke, VA
5/21/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Souvenirs Young America
5/22/2011 So Addictive Lounge - Herndon, VA w/ Admiral Browning
5/23/2011 WMUC Third Rail Radio Show - College Park, MD w/ Admiral Browning
5/24/2011 Meatlocker - Montclair, NJ
5/25/2011 JR's Bar - Philadelphia, PA w/ Ominous Black
5/26/2011 Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY w/ Ominous Black
5/27/2011 Elm's - New Haven, CT w/ Sea of Bones
5/28/2011 The Depot - York, PA
5/29/2011 Badlands - Syracuse, NY
5/30/2011 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY w/ Sonorous Gale
5/31/2011 Garfield Artworks - Pittsburgh, PA
6/01/2011 Carabar - Columbus, OH w/ Main Street Gospel
6/02/2011 *TBA - Chicago, IL
6/03/2011 Mayday - Cincinatti, OH w/ Beneath Oblivion
6/04/2011 The Green Lantern - Louisville, KY w/ Below, Stampede