Howlin Rain

Oakland, CA: Howlin Rain, the epic spin-off project of Comets on Fire (Sub Pop) co-founder and lead singer Ethan Miller, has just been signed by Rick Rubin to American Recordings. Progenitors of the heavy psych/folky sound that has been branded "The New Weird America" by the press, Miller has put together an outfit that exudes the magical musical legacy of their Bay Area blues-driven homebase (Quicksilver Messenger Service and Grateful Dead), taps into the psychedelic brotherhood of the 13th Floor Elevators and calls to order the songmanship of classic CSNY, while possessing the originality to create their own visionary sound. Howlin Rain’s spring 2008 release, Magnificent Fiend, will be a joint venture with San Francisco's Birdman Records. [press release]

Howlin' Rain are playing some shows with Black Mountain who are also playing some other shows with Blood on the Wall and Bon Iver. I already posted the NYC date last year. Soon afterwards someone sent me all the tour dates. They are below.....

Black Mountain - 2008 Tour DAtes
Thu 01/31 - Seattle WA @ Neumos w/ Yeasayer, MGMT, Howlin' Rain
Sat 02/02 - Portland OR @ The Doug Fir w/ Howlin' Rain
Mon 02/04 - San Francisco CA @ The Independent w/ Howlin' Rain
Tue 02/05 - Los Angeles CA @ The Troubadour w/ Howlin' Rain
Thu 02/07 - San Diego CA @ Casbah w/ Howlin' Rain
Fri 02/08 - Tucson AZ @ Club Congress w/ Blood on the Wall
Wed 02/13 - Birmingham AL @ BottleTree w/ Blood on the Wall
Fri 02/15 - Atlanta GA @ The EARL w/ Blood on the Wall
Sat 02/16 - Asheville NC @ The Grey Eagle w/ Blood on the Wall
Sun 02/17 - Chapel Hill NC @ The Local 506 w/ Blood on the Wall
Tue 02/19 - Washington DC @ The Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Bon Iver
Wed 02/20 - Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda's w/ Bon Iver
Fri 02/22 - New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Bon Iver
Sun 02/24 - Boston MA @ Middle East Upstairs w/ Bon Iver
Mon 02/25 - Portland ME @ The Space Gallery w/ Bon Iver
Tue 02/26 - Muncton NB @ The Manhattan w/ Bon Iver
Wed 02/27 - Halifax NS @ The Marquee Club w/ Bon Iver
Wed 03/05 - Toronto ON @ Lee's Palace w/ Bon Iver
Fri 03/07 - Louisville KY @ Headliners w/ Bon Iver
Sun 03/09 - Knoxville TN @ The Pilot Light w/ Bon Iver
Mon 03/10 - Nashville TN @ Exit/In w/ Bon Iver

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