by Doug Moore

Whitehorse at the Acheron, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)


Both Australian sludge/noise unit Whitehorse and prolific and like-minded Americans The Body (who, for the record, are in fact currently based in Portland, OR) are both at Roadburn this weekend and will embark on separate European tours afterwards. Once they've wrapped those up, the two will reconvene for a NYC show at Saint Vitus on May 8. along with compelling local support from Gnaw & Theologian. Tix are available now.

This won't be your only opportunity to catch The Body live this spring/summer -- they'll be back on July 5 at ABC No Rio as part of their tour with Thou, whom they just released a collaborative EP with. Not to be outdone by their tourmates in the absurdly-prolific department, Thou have also released another EP, this one a standalone entitled The Sacrifice. You can stream it below. In a thematically appropriate but wholly unsurprising twist, it features a Nirvana cover ("I Hate Myself and I Want to Die," specifically), a band they've covered before.

(And speaking of Saint Vitus and Nirvana...)

Check out the Thou stream and all lists of tour dates below...


Whitehorse -- 2014 Tour Dates:
08th May Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus w/ The Body Gnaw, Theologian
09th May Boston, MA - TBA
10th May Philadelphia, PA - Golden Tea House
11th May Pittsburgh, PA - TBA w/ Pneumatic Slaughter
12th May Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class w/ Pneumatic Slaughter
13th May Detroit, MI - TBA
15th May Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club w/ War Master, Vulgarii, Pestifere
16th May Milwaukee, WI - Frank's Power Plant w/ War Master, Protestant
17th May Lima, OH - The Leathershop w/ War Master, Pneumatic Slaughter, Pizza Hi-Five
18th May Lexington KY - TBA w/ Tombstalker, Sonic Altar
19th May Asheville, NC - TBA
20th May Harrisonburg, VA - The Blue Nile w/ Thrones Of Deceit
21st May Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
22nd May Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head (Maryland Deathfest)
27th May Seattle, WA - Black Lodge w/ Atriarch, Story Of Rats
28th May Portland, OR - The Know w/ Atriarch
29th May Eureka, CA - Ink Annex w/ Antisect, Pneumatic Slaughter, Aku, Dandruff
30th May San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
31st May Oakland, CA - The Oakland Metro w/ Negative Standards, Pneumatic Slaughter, Amarok, Your Enemy


Thou -- 2014 Tour Dates w/ The Body^
06.30.14 - Baton Rouge^
07.01.14 - Birmingham at The Forge (5505 1st Avenue)^
07.02.14 - Greensboro^
07.03.14 - DC^
07.04.14 - Baltimore (matinee)^
07.04.14 - Philadelphia with Hirs, Pissgrave, and Backslider^
07.05.14 - New York at ABC No Rio^
07.06.14 - Jersey City at WFMU (43 Montgomery Street)^
07.06.14 - New York^
07.07.14 - Providence at Machines with Magnets^
07.08.14 - Boston^
07.12.14 - Syracuse with Bleak and Blood Sun Circle^
07.13.14 - Pittsburgh^
07.14.14 - Detroit at Trumbullplex (4230 Common Wealth)^
07.15.14 - Grand Rapids^
07.16.14 - Michigan City at Carbon Room with Angry Gods (9833 W 300 N)^
07.17.14 - Chicago at Club Rectum with Ash Borer and Hell^
07.18.14 - Oshkosh at Gilead Fest (collaboration sets)^
07.19.14 - Oshkosh at Gilead Fest (hang out)^
07.20.14 - Oshkosh at Gilead Fest (solo sets) ^


The Body -- 2014 International Tour Dates
Fri Apr 11 Tilburg, Netherlands - Het Patronaat (Roadburn Festival)
Sat Apr 12 Leipzig, Germany - Doom over Leipzig Festival
Sun Apr 13 Prague, Czech Republic - Chapeau Rouge
Mon Apr 14 Vienna, Austria - Fluc
Tue Apr 15 Milan, Italy - Lo-fi Club
Wed Apr 16 Bologna, Italy - Freakout Club
Thu Apr 17 Lausanne, Switzerland - Le Romandie
Fri Apr 18 Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kreun
Sat Apr 19 Paris, France - Stoned Gatherings
Sun Apr 20 Amsterdam, Netherlands - SOTU Festival
Tue Apr 22 Glasgow, UK - Audio
Wed Apr 23 Manchester, UK - Roadhouse
Thu Apr 24 Bournemouth, UK - The Winchester
Fri Apr 25 Bristol, UK - Church of St Thomas the Marty
Sat Apr 26 London, UK - The Underworld (Desert Fest)
Sun Apr 27 Antwerp, Belgium - Kavka
Mon Apr 28 Koln, Germany - Sonic Ballroom
Tue Apr 29 Esslingen, Germany - Komma
Wed Apr 30 Weikersheim, Germany - Club W71
Thu May 1 Nurnberg, Germany - K4
Fri May 2 Berlin, Germany - Jagerklause
Sat May 3 Copenhagen, Denmark - Heavy Days in Doomtown Festival
Sun May 4 Aalborg, Denmark - 1000Fryd

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