by Andrew Sacher


Psychedelic folk legend Ed Askew reissued Imperfiction, initially pressed in 1984 on a small quantity of cassettes, on vinyl (and digitally) via Drag City on March 22. The album is Askew's second reissue and third overall. He released Ask the Unicorn in 1968 and quickly faded into obscurity. His 2nd album Little Eyes never got a proper release when it was recorded in 1970, but was reissued by De Stijl in 2003. Currently, Askew continues to record music and posts MP3 albums on his bandcamp. Listen to "Deep Water" off Imperfiction below.

Ed Askew will play a week of dates with The Black Swans in June. Their short East Coast trip starts with a hometown show at Bruar Falls on June 9. Askew also plays with Woods and Magik Markers as part of the Northside Festival on the day he gets back, June 17, at St. Cecilia's RC Church in Greenpoint. Tickets are still on sale.

As previously mentioned, Ed will also be opening for his label-mate Bill Callahan at five shows in July, Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 11 and Bowery Ballroom on July 12 included. Tickets for both NYC shows are still available.

All tour dates, "Deep Water" and the full album tracklist, below...


"Deep Water"

Imperfiction Tracklist:
01 - Boy With A Hat
02 - Hitchhiking
03 - Deep Water
04 - At Home In The Factory
05 - Tom
06 - House of Embers
07 - Art and Life
08 - Buddha Smiles
09 - This Is The End

Ed Askew 2011 Tour Dates
6/9/11 Bruar Falls Brooklyn NY#
6/10/11 Metro Gallery Baltimore MD#
6/12/11 Highwire Gallery Philadelphia PA#
6/13/11 The Oak + the Ax Bitteford ME#
6/14/11 Cafe Nine New Haven CT#
6/16/11 Feeding Tube Records Northampton MA#
6/17/11 Northside Festival Brooklyn NY w/ Woods and Magic Markers
7/10/11 Brighton Music Hall Boston MA*
7/11/11 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY*
7/12/11 Bowery Ballroom New York NY*
7/13/11 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC*
7/15/11 Cat's Cradle Carrboro NC*
# - w/ The Black Swans
* - w/ Bill Callahan

More From Brooklyn Vegan