by Bill Pearis

Tortoise

Tortoise's new album, The Catastrophist -- their first in seven years -- was just released and if you haven't checked that out you can stream it via Spotify below. One of the album's highlights is "Yonder Blue," a slow and low ballad featuring vocals by Yo La Tengo's Georgia Hubley. They've just released a video for that, directed by Joe Martinez who said this about his vision:

When I listened to 'Yonder Blue' over and over again I felt a sense of longing and melancholy; a feeling of infinite want or a yearning for something. So I decided to personify this feeling into a character for the 'Yonder Blue' video. A person in pursuit of her identity and a journey that has the feeling of being incomplete; a snapshot of an existential journey and a moment to revel in the undefined qualities of life.

Watch the video below.

The band will be on tour soon, with two NYC shows with Mind Over MirrorsLe Poisson Rouge on March 16 (tickets) and then Littlefield on March 17 (sold out). Updated tour dates are listed below.

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Tortoise - 2016 Tour Dates:
Sun. Feb. 7 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Jr. *^
Mon. Feb. 8 - Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik *^
Tue. Feb. 9 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain *^ - SOLD OUT
Wed. Feb. 10 - Antwerpen, BE @ Trix *^
Thu. Feb. 11 - Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli *^
Fri. Feb. 12 - St. Gallen, CH @ Palace *^^
Sat. Feb. 13 - Geneva, CH @ Antigel Festival *
Sun. Feb. 14 - Zürich, CH @ Stall 6 ^^
Mon. Feb. 15 - Reutlingen, DE @ Franz.K *
Tue. Feb. 16 - Vienna, AT @ Arena *^
Wed. Feb. 17 - Budapest, HU @ A 38 *
Thu. Feb. 18 - Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara*
Fri. Feb. 19 - Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv Club*
Sat. Feb. 20 - Rome, IT @ Monk Club*
Sun. Feb. 21 - Milan, IT @ Magnolia Club*
Mon. Feb. 22 - Istanbul, TR @ CRR Concert Hall
Tue. Feb. 23 - London, UK @ Village Underground *
Wed. March 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center #
Fri. March 11 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig #
Sat. March 12 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace #
Sun. March 13 - Montreal, QC @ Fairmount #
Mon. March 14 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse #
Tue. March 15 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair #
Wed. March 16 - New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge #
Thu. March 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield #
Fri. March 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts #
Sat. March 19 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat #
Sun. March 20 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern #
Mon. March 21 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #
Tue. March 22 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall #
Wed. March 23 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival #
Thu. March 24 - Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio #
Tue. April 26 - Boise, ID @ Radio Boise Tuesday
Wed. April 27 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Thu. April 28 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
Fri. April 29 - Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Sat. April 30 - Sonoma, CA @ Sonoma Winery / Redwood Barn
Sun. May 1 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Mon. May 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Tue. May 3 - Solana Beach @ Belly Up
Wed. May 4 - Phoenix AZ @ Desert Daze Phoenix at Crescent Ballroom
Fri. May 6 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Sun. May 8 - Dallas, TX @ Dada
Mon. May 9 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Tue. May 10 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Wed. May 11 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Thu. May 12 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird
Fri. May 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Sat. May 14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Fri. May 27 - Torino, IT @ Cap10100
Sat. May 28 - Brescia, IT @ Latteria Molloy
Sun. May 29 - Munich, DE @ Feierwerk
Mon. May 30 - Frankfurt, DE @ Das Bett
Tue. May 31 - Paris, FR @ TBA
Wed. June 1 - Koln, DE @ Kulturkirche
Thu. June 2 - Besancon, FR @ La Rodia
Sun. June 5 - Nimes, FR @ This Is Not A Love Song Festival
Mon. June 6 - Toulouse, FR - Metronum
Wed. June 8 - Metz, FR @ Les Trinitaires
Thu. June 9 Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Fri. July 3 - Keflavik, IS @ Asbru (ATP Iceland)
Tue. July 5 - Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater

* w/ Sam Prekop
^ w/ Blondie Brownie
^^ w/ Little Tornados
# w/ Mind Over Mirrors

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