by Andrew Sacher

The Appleseed Cast at FFF Fest 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Appleseed Cast

Prehistoric emo vets turned post-rockers The Appleseed Cast are returning this year with a new full length album, Illumination Ritual, due out on April 23 via Graveface Records, the same label that released 2011's Middle States EP. From the sounds of the first single, "Great Lake Derelict," it pushes the rock-oriented formula of Middle States further, and sounds like a bit of a return to form after 2009's generally softer Sagarmatha. You can stream the new track below. The album art and tracklist are below too.

The Appleseed Cast will support the new album with a tour this April which hits NYC on April 13 at The Delancey (168 Delancey St) with Muscle Worship. No advance tickets for that one at the moment.

All dates are listed, along with the song stream, album art and tracklist, below...


The Appleseed Cast - "Great Lake Derelict"

The Appleseed Cast - Illumination Ritual
Illumination Ritual

Illumination Ritual Tracklist:
1. Adriatic to Black Sea
2. Great Lake Derelict
3. Simple Forms
4. Cathedral Rings
5. 30 Degrees 3am
6. Branches on the Arrow Peak Revelation
7. Barrier Islands (Do We Remain)
8. North Star Ordination
9. Clearing Life
10. Illumination Ritual

The Appleseed Cast -- 2013 Tour Dates
06 St. Louis, MO - The Demo
07 Indianapolis, IN - Do317 Lounge
08 Newport, KY - Southgate House
09 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
10 Boston, MA - Middle East
11 Hamden, CR - The Space
12 TBA
13 New York, NY - The Delancey
14 Philadelphia, PA - Unitarian Church
15 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
16 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
17 Columbus, OH - Kobo Live
18 Champaign, IL - Mike and Malloy's

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