by Andrew Sacher

Rob Jacobs

Guitarist/vocalist/violinist Rob Jacobs of experimental Chicago trio Wei Zhongle put his self-titled debut solo album last week (2/10) on International Anthem. With elements of folk and avant-pop, the most striking part of Rob's sound is his eccentric voice, which manages to be genuinely weird without becoming inaccessible. You can stream the album in full below, and also get a taste of what Rob and his band are like in action, by watching the live-in-studio video that premieres in this post.

If you like what you see and hear, you can catch the band on their tour which begins in Pittsburgh tonight (2/20). It hits NYC on Monday (2/23) at Trans-Pecos with Sapropelic Pycnic, Blood Magic Duo, Voice Coils, and DJ Nick Podgurski. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the new video and album stream, below...

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Rob Jacobs -- 2015 Tour Dates
2/20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Station P w/Joey Molinaro, Swampwalk, Anna Azizzy
2/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Titan House w/Hallowed Bells, Lead Pipe, Philiac
2/23 - New York City, NY @ Trans Pecos w/Blood Magic Duo, Voice Coils, Sapropelic Pycnic, DJ Nick Podgurski
2/24 - Hadley, MA @ Cedar Closet w/O. Goodarzi, Cashwan
2/25 - Boston, MA @ Space w/Tredici Bacci, Ryan Power, Cowboy Band
2/26 - Portland, ME @ Poland St w/Family Planning, Cowboy Band
2/27 - Burlington, VT @ Psychedelicatessen w/Ryan Power, Cosmic Matrix
2/28 - Toronto, ON @ The Central w/Fish Head Phil, Other Families, Victor of Sly Why
3/1 - Oberlin, OH @ Storage
3/4 - Bloomington, IL @ University Galleries
3/6 - Chicago, IL @ Constellation w/Moon Bros