by Black Bubblegum

Dylan Carlson, of Earth (ricky-oh)
Dylan Carlson of Earth

Like a lone gunslinger riding off into the sunset, Dylan Carlson & Earth will bring the cowboy-soundtracky The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull across the badlands of the midwest and east coast. One of those stops, the Knitting Factory on May 6th (on sale now), will feature the dark chanteuse Jesse Sykes with her hand The Sweet Hereafter (mem of Whiskeytown).

How did these two seemingly dissimilar artists end up on the same bill? Southern Lord casts light where there is darkness:

Some of the alumni that gathered for this album [Jesse Sykes's Like, Love, Lust and the Open Halls of the Soul] such as Bill Herzog, Steve Moore, Eyvind Kang, and Randall Dunn have strong ties to sunn 0))), Earth and Southern Lord, so although it may seem a strange release amongst our catalog, it really makes perfect sense!

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter are streaming a new song at their myspace and have a few tour dates of their own including a European tour with Marissa Nadler, and scattered dates with Black Mountain, The Weakerthans & Castanets. Head out and pic up a tour only EP while you're out.

Southern Lord recently sold out of the 180-gram 2LP of Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hearafter's latest Like Love, Lust And The Open Halls of The Soul, but a second pressing is on it's way. All dates below...

04/25 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
04/26 - Wexner Center for the Arts - Columbus, OH
04/27 - The Dame - Lexington, KY
04/28 - Springwater - Nashville, TN
04/29 - Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
04/30 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
05/01 - Calendonia - Athens, GA
05/02 - Rocket Club - Asheville, NC
05/03 - Downtown Events Center - Raleigh, NC
05/04 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
05/05 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
05/06 - Knitting Factory - New York, NY w/ Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

4/19 Seattle, WA - Easy Street Records
5/8 Winchester, UK - The Railway (duo)
5/10 Coventry, UK - Taylor Johns House (duo) w/ Castanets
5/12 London, UK - The Luminaire (duo) w/ Marissa Nadler
5/14 Birmingham, UK - The Glee Club (duo) w/ Marissa Nadler
5/16 Toulouse, FR - Le Kleo (duo) w/ Marissa Nadler
5/17 Brest, FR - Le Vauban w /Marissa Nadler
5/18 Nantes, FR - Pannonica W/ Marissa Nadler
5/19 Rennes, FR - Maison du Champ de Mars w/ Marissa Nadler
5/20 Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie w/ Black Mountain and Marissa Nadler
5/23 Madrid, ES - Sala Heineken w/ Marissa Nadler
5/24 Valencia, ES - Heineken Greenspace w/ Marissa Nadler
5/26 Barcelona, ES - Threatre Villarroel w/ Marissa Nadler
5/29 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
5/31 Nijmegen, NL - Doornroosje w/ the Weakerthans
6/19 Los Angeles, CA - Echo W/ EARTH
6/21 San Fransisco, CA - Great American Music Hall w/ EARTH
6/27 Portland, OR - Doug Fir W/ EARTH
7/10 Winnipeg, CAN - Winnipeg Folk Festival

Marissa Nadler - 2008 Tour Dates
May 8th - Les Nuits de Botanique (Rotunde) w/ Scout Niblett - Brussels, Belgium
May 9th - The Forest Sound Festival- Riga, Latvia
May 11th - Pitchfork vs. ATP Festival - Camber Sands, UK
May 12th - The Luminaire - London, England - UK
May 13th - Stereo - Glasgow, Scotland - UK
May 14th - Glee Club- Birmingham, England - UK
May 20th - La Maroquinerie- Lo Fi Folk Festival - Paris, France
June 11th - Museum of Fine Arts- opening for Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters) - Boston, Massachusetts
June 18th - Cincinatti, Ohio
June 19th - Terrastock Festival - Louisville, Kentucky
June 20th - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, Illinois
June 21st - The Crofoot - with the Silent Years - Detroit, Michigan
June 23rd - El Mocambo-w/ Picastro - Toronto, Ontario
June 25th - Sounds for the People Festival- Montreal, Canada
June 26th - The Meg Perrry Center- Benefit Show- w/ Arborea, Glenn Jones - Portland, Maine
November 19th - Brainwaves Festival : Boston, Massachusetts

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