On previous Axis: Sova releases, Chicagoan Brett Sova was a one-man-band, sometimes recording on his iPhone. For his new album, Motor Earth, (his second for Ty Segall's God? imprint), Axis: Sova bravely made the leap to both recording as an actual band and mid-fi production. Burning off the haze revealed a still-gritty outlook -- part Suicide, T-Rex and Hazel Adkins -- but one that let his musicianship shine through. You can stream all of Motor Earth below.

Axis: Sova are currently on tour and will be in NYC this weekend for two shows: Saturday, November 12 at Elvis Guesthouse (tickets) and Sunday, November 13 at Union Pool with RIPS, Bodega and headliners The Hecks (tickets).

All dates are listed below.

Axis: Sova - 2016 Tour Dates
NOV 12, 2016 NEW YORK, NY ELVIS'S GUESTHOUSE
NOV 13, 2016 BROOKLYN, NY UNION POOL
NOV 14, 2016 PROVIDENCE, RI AURORA
NOV 16, 2016 PITTSBURGH, PA GOOSKI'S
NOV 17, 2016 INDIANNAPOLIS, IN STATE STREET PUB
NOV 18, 2016 CHICAGO, IL THE HIDEOUT