by Ian Chainey


Father Murphy, the bewildering experimental band that has called Brooklyn, Berlin, and Italy home, is back in America for a number of live events. In San Francisco and Los Angeles, they'll be providing a live score for Luca Dipierro's Paper Circus, a collection of short animated films, one of which you can see below. Then the outfit is off to Mexico, eventually heading back north in October for shows in Montreal and Chicago. They come NYC's way, dropping in at the Acheron on October 9 with Oneirogen, Of Earth & Sun, and Theologian. Tickets are available now. The full list of dates appears below.

We premiered a track from Father Murphy's January release Pain is On Our Side Now, calling it, "soaked in abrasive noise, and terrifyingly dark textures, and strays pretty far from anything resembling a conventional pop song." You can trip out to the full release below.

Theologian, meanwhile, are just off of playing with Megaton Leviathan and will be re-releasing a vinyl version of their charred-black, industrial/noise tumult Some Things Have To Be Endured on September 15 (preorder). Oneirogen is the intensely heavy project of guitarist Mario Diaz de Leon, squashing listeners with thick drone-y riffs. And Denverite Matthew Hunzeker's Of Earth & Sun tags himself as 'ritual drone' and 'ritual industrial,' delivering a hypnotic and primal feast of sounds recalling Tribes of Neurot at their most death-obsessed.

All of the dates are listed, along with a Luca Dipierro film and streams from the bands, below...

Father Murphy -- Upcoming 2014 Dates
Sep 9 - Portland, OR at Portland Abbey Arts
Sep 11 - Seattle, WA at Grand Illusion Cinema
Sep 14 - San Francisco, CA at Artists' Television Access, live soundtrack for "Paper Circus" by Luca Dipierro
Sep 16 - Los Angeles, CA at The Cinefamily, live soundtrack for "Paper Circus" by Luca Dipierro
Sep 17 - Los Angeles, CA TBA
Sep 18 - Las Vegas NV at The Womb Room w/ Ezra Buchla
Sep 19 - Flagstaff, AZ TBA
Sep 20 - Phoenix, AZ at The Trunk Space w/Ezra Buchla
Sep 21 - Joshua Tree, CA TBA
Sep 22 - San Diego, CA at The Bancroft w/Ezra Buchla, Clare Cronin, Late Nite Howl
Sep 23 - Tijuana, MEXiCO at 12 50 w/Late Nite Howl
Sep 25 - Guadalajara, Mexico at Palíndromo w/ Lorelle meets The Obsolete
Sep 26 - Morelia, MEXICO at Cactux Morelia w/Lorelle Meets the Obsolete
Sep 27 - San Louis Potosi, MEXICO at Wird Festival w/Lorelle Meets the Obsolete
Oct 03 - Landó Foro - Toluca, Mexico
Oct 09 - The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Oneirogen, Of Earth & Sun, and Theologian
Oct 17 - La Vitrola - Montreal, QC
Oct 18 - Gabba Hey - Ottawa, ON
Oct 19 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON
Oct 22 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
Nov 20 - Le Guess Who? - Utrecht, Netherlands

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