by Andrew Sacher

The Helio Sequence at Siren Fest 2008 (more by Leia Jospe)
Helio Sequence

The Helio Sequence are finally set to followup their 2008 breakthrough LP, Keep Your Eyes Ahead, with a new album, Negotiations, due out on September 11 via Sub Pop. Negotiations pretty much picks up where Keep Your Eyes Ahead left off -- nothing new but if you're a fan of the band it's not a bad listen. It also sounds a bit like The Walkmen. You can download the lead single, "October," at the top of this post. Also below is the album's cover art and tracklist.

The Helio Sequence will support the new album with a tour that kicks off in September with appearances at Bumbershoot and MusicFestNW. Surrounding their slot at Fun Fun Fun Fest in November, they'll head out with Ramona Falls (the project of ex-Menomena member Brent Knopf) which brings both bands to NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom November 15. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/10) at noon.

Speaking of Menomena, they also have a new album, Moms, on the way and will be supporting it with a previously discussed tour that hits NYC on October 11 at Bowery Ballroom. Since we last spoke, PVT have been added to that tour. Tickets for the NYC show are still available. A list of updated Menomena/PVT dates and a stream of "Heavy Is As Heavy Does" from Moms are below.

All lists of dates and all streams are below.


Menomena - "Heavy Is As Heavy Does"

The Helio Sequence - Negotiations
Helio Sequence

Negotiations Tracklist:
1. One More Time
2. October
3. Downward Spiral
4. The Measure
5. Hall of Mirrors
6. Harvester of Souls
7. Open Letter
8. When the Shadow Falls
9. Silence on Silence
10. December
11. Negotiations

The Helio Sequence -- 2012 Tour Dates
Saturday, September 1, 2012 Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle WA
Friday, September 7, 2012 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR Music Fest Northwest
Friday, September 14, 2012 Music Millennium, Portland OR
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Hoxton Bar and Grill, London United Kingdom
Friday, September 21, 2012 Fleche D'Or, Paris France
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Reeperbahn Festival , Hamburg Germany
Monday, September 24, 2012 Comet (DE), Berlin Germany
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Paradiso, Amsterdam Netherlands
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Gebaude 9, Koln Germany
Thursday, September 27, 2012 Stuk, Leuven Belgium
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Town House Lounge, Sacramento CA%
Thursday, October 4, 2012 Independent, San Francisco CA%
Friday, October 5, 2012 Troubadour, Los Angeles CA%
Saturday, October 6, 2012 Irenic, San Diego CA%
Sunday, October 7, 2012 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ%
Monday, October 8, 2012 Club Congress, Tucson AZ%
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Santa Fe Sol Live, Santa Fe NM%
Thursday, October 11, 2012 Moe's (CO), Denver CO%
Friday, October 12, 2012 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT%
Saturday, October 13, 2012 Neurolux, Boise ID%
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Slowdown, Omaha NE
Thursday, November 1, 2012 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Friday, November 2, 2012 Dan's Silverleaf, Denton TX*
Saturday, November 3, 2012 Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX
Sunday, November 4, 2012 Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX
Monday, November 5, 2012 University of Oklahoma, Norman OK*
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Mojo's, Columbia MO*
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 The Mill, Iowa City IA*
Thursday, November 8, 2012 Turf Club, St. Paul MN*
Friday, November 9, 2012 Shank Hall, Milwaukee WI*
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Lincoln Hall (IL), Chicago IL*
Monday, November 12, 2012 Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto Canada
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Il Motore, Montreal QC*
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Brighton Music Hall, Boston MA*
Thursday, November 15, 2012 Bowery Ballroom, The, New York City NY*
Friday, November 16, 2012 Black Cat, Washington DC*
Saturday, November 17, 2012 Underground Arts, Philadelphia PA*^
* - w/ Ramona Falls
^ - w/ Hooray for Earth

Menomena -- 2012 Tour Dates
Sep 7-9 MusicFestNW Portland, OR*
Sep 26 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
Sep 28 San Diego, CA - Casbah
Sep 29 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Oct 02 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
Oct 03 Austin, TX - Parish
Oct 04 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
Oct 05 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
Oct 06 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Oct 09 Washington, DC - Black Cat
Oct 10 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Oct 11 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Oct 13 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Oct 16 Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa
Oct 17 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 18 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
Oct 19 Chicago, IL - Metro
Oct 20 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
Oct 23 Boise, ID - Neurolux
Oct 25 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore
Oct 26 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
Dec 7-9 ATP Camber, UK*

all dates w/ PVT unless otherwise noted
* - not w/ PVT

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