by Ian Chainey

Earth at Inferno Festival, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

The David Lynch Foundation has two fundraising shows on the horizon, both happening at NYC's Saint Vitus. The first takes place on September 25 and features Earth, Cult of Youth, and Dream Police (the project of Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi of The Men). Tickets are available now. The second show occurs on October 4 and brings together JG Thirlwell & Sarah Lipstate, the Soft Pink Truth, and Dominique Leone. Tickets for that show are also available now.

The David Lynch Foundation's aim, per its header, is "Healing Traumatic Stress and Raising Performance in At-risk Populations." According to Lynch's message on the foundation's website:

In 2005, we started the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace to ensure that every child anywhere in the world who wanted to learn to meditate could do so. Now, the Foundation is actively teaching [Transcendental Meditation] to adults and children in countries everywhere.

How are we able to do it? Because of the generosity of foundations and philanthropists and everyday people who want to ease the suffering of others--and who want to help create a better world.

Here are your helpers: The first date fits into Earth's tour with King Dude. Those two hit Saint Vitus the day before, September 24; a show that has subsequently sold out. Primitive And Deadly, the band's new album, will be available on September 2. You can watch a trailer for the new album and see their updated tour schedule below. Cult of Youth, too, have a new album in the works according to posting on their Facebook page: "100% done with every aspect of the new album as of a few minutes ago. I have never been more proud of a creative work in my life."

The other bill should be a noisy and synth-y affair with JG Thirlwell of Foetus and Sarah Lipstate of Noveller joining forces again after a successful run earlier in the year. Show-mate the Soft Pink Truth -- the genre-tweaking sideproject of Matmos' Drew Daniel -- recently released his giddy deconstructionist take on black metal, Why Do the Heathens Rage?, which he broke down with Invisible Oranges' Dan Lawrence. Finally, Dominique Leone offered up the footwork-inflected "running journal" 2014 on Bandcamp, adding new material back in July.

Updated Earth dates are listed, with streams from the artists, below...




Earth -- 2014 Tour Dates
July 31 - Off Festival - Katowicw, Poland
Aug 01 - UT Connewitz - Leipzig, Germany
Aug 02 - Lido - Berlin, Germany
Aug 04 - Super Uho Festival - Sibenik, Croatia
Aug 05 - Arena - Vienna, Austria
Aug 07 - Schlacthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
Aug 08 - Bogen F - Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 09 - Point Ephemere - Paris, France
Aug 10 - Zuiderpershuis - Antwerp, Belgium
Aug 11 - Tivoli - Utrecht, Netherlands
Aug 13 - Whelans - Dublin, Ireland
Aug 14 - CCA - Glasgow, UK
Aug 15 - Gorilla - Manchester, UK
Aug 16 - Jabberwocky Festival - London, UK
Sep 04 - Crocodile - Seattle, WA*
Sep 06 - Shakedown - Bellingham, WA*
Sep 07 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR*
Sep 08 - Midtown Barfly - Sacramento, CA*
Sep 09 - Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA*
Sep 10 - Bottom Of The Hill - San Fransisco, CA*
Sep 11 - Hollywood Forever Cemetary - Los Angeles, CA*
Sep 12 - SD Music Thing Fest - San Diego, CA*
Sep 13 - Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ*
Sep 14 - Sister - Albequerque, NM*
Sep 16 - Red 7 - Austin, TX*
Sep 17 - Club Dada - Dallas, TX*
Sep 18 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA*
Sep 19 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA*
Sep 20 - Kings Barcade - Raleigh, NC*
Sep 21 - Rock N Roll Hotel - Washington, DC*
Sep 23 - Great Scott - Allston, MA*
Sep 24 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY*
Sep 25 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY w/ Cult of Youth, Dream Police
Sep 26 - Boot And Saddle - Philadelphia, PA*
Sep 27 - Midpoint Music Fest - Cincinnati, OH*
Sep 28 - Pygmalion, Music Fest - Urbana, IL*
Sep 29 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL*
Sep 30 - Record Bar - Kansas City, MO*
Oct 01 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO*
Oct 03 - Neurolux - Boise, ID*

* - w/ King Dude