by Bill Pearis

Craft Spells

Craft Spells' stint opening for The Drums starts this Sunday (April 22) at Webster Hall. Tickets are still available and all Drums/Craft Spells tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

Craft Spells have a new EP, Gallery, that will be out May 15 on Captured Tracks. Like last year's Idle Labor, the new EP wraps itself in a variety of '80s influences though early New Order seems to be the primary touchstone this time. You can stream Gallery's lead track, "Still Left With Me," at the bottom of this post.

Over the last year Craft Spells, who recently relocated from Seattle to San Francisco, have become a tight live unit and both sets I caught by them in Austin during SXSW (both them and The Drums played our Hotel Vegan day parties) were great. I wish they were playing a smaller, headlining show while in NYC, but they're flying in on Sunday and play Philadelphia on Monday. Hopefully they'll come back soon.

Click through for Craft Spells cover art, track stream and tour dates.


Craft Spells EP
Craft Spells
Gallery EP
(Captured Tracks)
Street Date: May 15, 2012


Still Left With Me
Leave My Shadow
Sun Trails

Craft Spells - 2012 Tour Dates
Sat-Apr-21 Salem, OR Wilamette University - Wulapalooza
Sun-Apr-22 New York, NY Webster Hall *
Mon-Apr-23 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *
Wed-Apr-25 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club *
Thu-Apr-26 Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile End *
Fri-Apr-27 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre *
Sun-Apr-29 Chicago, IL Subterranean *
Mon-Apr-30 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café *
Tue-May-01 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room *
Thu-May-03 Denver, CO Hi Dive *
Sat-May-05 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge *
Sun-May-06 Boise, ID Reef Boise *
Tue-May-08 Vancouver, BC Venue *
Wed-May-09 Seattle, WA Neumos *
Thu-May-10 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *
Sat-May-12 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *
Sun-May-13 Las Vegas, NV Body English - Hard Rock Hotel *
Mon-May-14 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre *
Sat-May-26 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
* = w/ The Drums, Part Time

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