by Andrew Sacher

Victor Villarreal

Victor Villarreal, who played guitar in Cap'n Jazz, as well as a number of its spinoff bands including Joan of Arc, Owls, and Ghosts & Vodka, is releasing his first solo album, Invisible Cinema, on January 24 via Joyful Noise. The album's first track, "Enters" is available for download at the top of this post, and can be streamed below. Like his guitar work in his previous bands, "Enters" is filled with math rock noodling through pretty chord progressions. The largely acoustic guitar and string arrangement-led track is most reminiscent of fellow Cap'n Jazz member Mike Kinsella's work in Owen, but when the vocals finally come in at the end, he reveals a much starker voice than Owen's brokenhearted throb. You can pre-order the album at the Joyful Noise webstore and check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Victor will go on a tour in support of the album with Meryll that includes a Brooklyn show at The Rock Shop on February 10. Tickets for the show are on sale now and Victor has also launched a Kickstarter campaign to help support the tour. He says:

There are many costs associated with touring, even when travelling as a solo musician. I have decided to engage in this Kickstarter campaign to help ensure that my first tour as a solo musician is possible and that I am able to cover my estimated expenses for 3 weeks on the road.

All dates, stream, album art and tracklist below...

Victor Villarreal - "Enters"
Victor Villarreal - Enters by brooklynvegan

Invisible Cinema

Invisible Cinema Tracklist:
1. Enters
2. Darts In The Dark
3. Strings Attached
4. The Guess
5. Sway
6. Out Of My Hands
7. Leaves

Victor Villarreal -- 2012 Tour Dates
January 20th - Champaign, IL - Mike & Molly's #
January 21st - Chicago, IL - Reckless Records (in-store)
January 21st - Chicago, IL - Pancho's #
January 27th - Lebanon, IL - Owen Pye's #
January 28th - Springfield, MO - The Danger Room #
January 29th - Tulsa, OK - The Soundpony #
January 31st - Austin, TX - The Mohawk #
February 1st - Dallas, TX - Good Records (in-store)
February 1st - Dallas, TX - Bryan St Tavern #
February 5th - Chattanooga, TN - Collective Clothing #
February 7th - Washington, DC - Red Onion Books (in-store) #
February 7th - Washington, DC - Velvet Lounge #
February 8th - Baltimore, MD - The Bell Foundry #
February 9th - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar #
February 10th - Brooklyn, NY - The Rock Shop #
February 11th - Harrisburg, PA - Moviate #
February 12th - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks #
February 15th - Indianapolis, IN - Melody Inn #
February 16th - Lafayette, IN - The Black Sparrow #
# - w/ Meryll

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