by Black Bubblegum

Red SparowesRed Sparowes

Red Sparowes might be sans Josh Graham (A Storm Of Light, Neurosis, etc), but all that means is leaning harder on members of Isis, The VSS, Halifax Pier, and Angel Hair a little more, which could be ALOT worse.

The band hit the studio with producer and new Big Business member Toshi Kasai in May and will drop the EP Aphorisms digitally on August 1 (Vinyl/CD this fall) via Sargent House. Dig on track uno at their myspace, the concisely titled (Red Sparowes are sooo good at that) "We Left The Apes To Rot, But Find The Fang Still Grows Within".

Red Sparowes will also hit the road this week for a set of mostly UK dates including an intersecting show with an ongoing Harvey Milk/Oxbow tour (dates below for that) and concluding with an appearance at the Wickerpark Fest with Isis, Don Caballero, High On Fire, Okkervil River, Russian Circles and approximately one metric shit-ton of other great bands. Dates below.

Harvey Milk is currently streaming one of my favorite albums so far this year "Life.... The Best Game In Town" here. Melvins are also streaming their entire new album.

The VSS recently reissued Nervous Circuits. High On Fire may be playing with Opeth. Tour dates below....

July 05 - Eurockeennes Festival - Belfort, FR
July 07 - The Engine Room - Brighton, UK
July 08 - ULU - London, UK
July 09 - Barfly - Liverpool, UK
July 10 - Stereo - Glasgow, Scotland UK
July 11 - Fibbers/Barfly - York, UK
July 12 - The Corporation - Sheffield, UK
July 13 - SuperSonic Festival - Custard Factory - Birmingham, UK
July 14 - The Croft - Bristol, UK
July 16 - La Maroquinerie - Paris, FR w/ Oxbow & Harvey Milk
July 17 - Shocken - Stuttgart, DE
July 18 - Garage Kleiner Club - Saarbrucken, DE
July 19 - Rock Herk - Herk de Stad, BE w/ Battles
July 27 - WICKERPARK FEST - Chicago, IL

Jul 7 - Club Schocken Stuttgart*
Jul 8 - Festaal Kreuzberg Berlin*
Jul 9 - Hafenklang Hamburg*
Jul 10 - Worm Rotterdam*
Jul 11 - Recyclart Brussels*
Jul 12 - Supersonic Festival Birmingham*
Jul 13 - Glasgow Stereo / ABC 2*
Jul 14 - The Ruby Lounge Manchester*
Jul 15 - Underworld London*
Jul 16 - La Maroquinerie Paris*
Jul 17 - FZW Dortmund*
Jul 18 - Dour Festival Dour*
Jul 22 - Rubber Gloves Denton, TX
Jul 23 - Red 7 Austin, TX
Jul 25 - Solar Culture Tucson, AZ
Jul 26 - Relax Bar Hollywood, CA
Jul 27 - Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Jul 31 - The Funhouse Seattle, WA
Aug 2 - Berbati's Portland, OR
* w/ Oxbow

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