The Woolen Men prep new LP ‘Post’ (listen to “Amateur”)
Portland’s The Woolen Men are back with Post, their first in three years, and it will be out September 1 via their own Dog’s Table label. The album title says a lot about the mindset behind the record, as they write in their press release:
Post our working lives... Post its city changes... Post marriage... Post work... Post the music industry... Post song writing... Post the physical medium... Post the transmission of ideas... Post the definition of truth... Post gender... Post race... Post waking up yesterday and making the coffee... Post being paid to make art... Post glory and infamy... Post america... Post computers... Post rhythm and blues... Post sameness and simultaneity... Post the history of our failures... Post regrets and achievements... Post the black and white keys of a piano... Post flat wound strings, capos, drum keys, synthesizers, mixing boards, 1/2 inch tape, 1/4 tape and 4 track machines... Post the wave form and the wave file... Post the unintentional comedy... Post the country mouse and the city mouse... Post the centers of power... Post our forgotten ancestors... Post the self release... Post used cars... Post flat bicycle tires... Post art and the markets of art... Post the presidency... Post police brutality... Post the murder of our brothers and sisters... Post the forgotten wars of our childhood... Post the brick horizon... Post the amateurs... Post the weathermen... Post influence... Post the edge of the last idea... Post post...
We've got the premiere of "Amateur," which could be about "Post the definition of truth," "Post the presidency," or any number of those "posts," and is set against an ebbing and flowing, Feelies-style jam. The song premieres in this...post, and you can listen, along with a couple other songs off the album, below.
Post is available for pre-order now. The Woolen Men will be on tour in Europe with Honey Bucket in September. All dates are listed below.
1. BRICK HORIZON
2. HOLLOW WORLD
4. WEATHERMAN FOR SALE
6. THE MOVIE GOER
7. TWIN FLAMES
8. WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO BE
9. THE CHIP
Woolen Men - 2018 Tour Dates
06/09 Aarhus, DK @ Tape
07/09 Copenhagen, DK @ Stengade
08/09 Aalborg, DK @ 1000Fryd
09/09 Berlin, DE @ Internet Explorer
10/09 available DE
11/09 Gorzów Wielkopolski, PL @ TBC
12/09 Warsaw, PL @ Klubojadalnia Młodsza Siostra
13/09 Prague, CZ @ Eternia Smichov
14/09 Nuremberg, DE @ Zwinger Bar
15/09 Ljubljana, SL @ Gromka Club
20/09 Luxembourg, LU @ De Gudde Wëllen
21/09 available BE
22/09 Groningen, NL @ Vera Groningen
There are some open dates on their European tour -- if you're interested in hosting a show, The Woolen Men say get in touch.