by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Sic Alps - Glyphs (MP3)

Sic Alps

Sic Alps' fourth album is a bit of a change for these sludge-loving San Franciscans. The first thing you hear isn't a squall of feedback but...strings. You can hear it for yourself, "Glyphs" is downloadable above. The self titled album, out September 11 on Drag City, finds the band dipping a toe into the world of mid-fi recording and I think the band cleans up real good. They're still living in the swamp, but they've got plumbing now and it's definitely Sic Alps poppiest (in a '67 Kinks/Stones kind of way) long-player to date.

Sic Alps will take the show on the road beginning in September and will make their way to NYC on October 28 for a show at Knitting Factory. No ticket info available (or openers listed) yet. All Sic Alps tour dates are listed below.


Sic Alps - 2012 Tour Dates
9/7/12 Make Out Room San Francisco CA
9/8/12 Uptown Night Club Oakland CA
9/9/12 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA w/ Thee Oh Sees
9/10/12 Bar Pink San Diego CA w/ Thee Oh Sees
9/29/12 Sophia's Thai Kitchen Davis CA
10/1/12 The Android House Caldwell Boise ID
10/2/12 VFW Missoula MT w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/3/12 Broken City Calgary AB Canada w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/4/12 Broken City Calgary AB Canada w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/6/12 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver BC Canada w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/7/12 Neptune AL w/ Thee Oh Sees
10/8/12 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR w/ Tree Oh Sees
10/9/12 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR w/ Tree Oh Sees
10/12/12 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA w/ Tree Oh Sees
10/13/12 The Holland Project Reno NV
10/14/12 Kilby Court Salt Lake City UT w/ Cheap Time
10/15/12 Rhinoceropolis Denver CO
10/16/12 Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence KS
10/17/12 Turf Club St. Paul MN
10/18/12 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
10/19/12 Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft Louisville KY
10/22/12 Double Double Land Toronto ON Canada
10/23/12 Divan Orange Montreal Canada
10/25/12 Radio Somerville MA
10/26/12 Haverford College Haverford PA (students only)
10/28/12 Knitting Factory Brooklyn NY
10/30/12 The Werehouse/Krankies Coffee Winston-Salem NC
10/31/12 Black Cat Burrito Boone NC
11/1/12 529 Atlanta GA
11/2/12 The Bottletree Birmingham AL

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