by Bill Pearis


Chicago mercurial psych band Disappears seem to morph with every new album and barely resemble their "Stooges meet Spacemen 3" beginnings. The band's new LP is titled Irreal, out January 19 via Kranky, and takes them into further into the dark forest they entered with 2013's Kone. (The more experimental songs on Wire's 154 is a not off-base comparison.) The album was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, The National) at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studio and you can stream a track from it -- the stark, icy "Another Thought" -- and watch its turbulent video, below.

Disappears were busy with another album recently -- David Bowie's 1977 LP, Low -- which they covered in full at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago as part of the series "David Bowie Is." As mentioned, Disappears will be touring the West Coast next year with Hookworms (that is a dynamite pairing). No word on East Coast dates yet, but the band will also be heading to Europe and the UK in January and February and all dates are listed below...


Disappears - 2014 Tour Dates
01/22 at les trinitaires [metz]
01/23 at l'amalgame [yverdon les bains]
01/28 at marche gare [lyon]
01/29 at la bobine [grenoble]
01/30 at maroquinerie [paris]
01/31 at eko [utrecht]
02/01 at hafenkland [hamburg] w/ dope body
02/02 at berghain kantine [berlin] w/ dope body
02/03 at king georg [cologne]
02/04 at rotown [rotterdam]
02/05 at beursschouwburg [brussels] w/ the oscillation
02/06 at lexington [london] w/ the oscillation
04/04 at The Constellation Room [Santa Ana, CA] *
Apr 5 - The Echo [Los Angeles, CA] *
Apr 6 - The Rickshaw Stop [San Francisco, CA] *
Apr 8 - Sunset Tavern [Seattle, WA] *

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