David Eugene Edwards' Wovenhand project has always straddled a line between doom metal and pure Americana. With the announcement of a new album called Star Treatment (his first since 2014's Refractory Obdurate) and the sharing of a new song called "The Hired Hand" (the second song from the album, following the heavier "Come Brave") it seems that more and more the balance is shifting towards the Americana side of the equation.

"The Hired Hand," which was recorded by Chicago metal heavyweight Sanford Parker, is a dark, pulsing rock and roll song. David has the ability to conjure the darkness of extreme music without relying on heaviness. This music swells with detail, with the instrumentals conjuring country and space rock in equal measure. There's a lot of Nick Cave here (particularly his work with the Birthday Party), maybe a bit of Swans or Godflesh, maybe even a bit of Bowie, but it comes together in a mix that feels uniquely Wovenhand.

Wovenhand play Psycho Las Vegas this weekend before they head out on a massive European tour with Emma Ruth Rundle. All dates are listed, along with a stream of the two new tracks, below.

Wovenhand/Emma Ruth Rundle -- 2016 Tour Dates
Aug 26 Psycho Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV (just Wovenhand)
Sep 12 Gebäude 9 Koln, Germany
Sep 13 Zoom Frankfurt, Germany
Sep 15 ISC Berne, Switzerland
Sep 16 Bogen F Zurich, Switzerland
Sep 17 Flex Wien, Austria
Sep 18 A38 Budapest, Hungary
Sep 20 Rockhouse Salzburg, Austria
Sep 21 Ampere Munich, Germany
Sep 22 UT Connewitz Leipzig, Germany
Sep 23 Heimathaffen Berlin, Germany
Sep 24 Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg, Germany
Sep 26 Train Aarhus, Denmark
Sep 27 John Dee Oslo, Norway
Sep 29 TAVASTIA Helsinki, Finland
Sep 30 Nalen Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 01 Mejeriet Lund, Sweden
Oct 02 Vega Jr. Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 04 Effenaar Eindhoven, Netherlands
Oct 05 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 06 Het Depot Leuven, Belgium
Oct 07 Handelsbeurs Gent, Belgium
Oct 08 L'Eden Charleroi, Belgium
Oct 10 L'Aéronef Lille, France
Oct 11 La Maroquinerie Paris, France
Oct 13 L'ASTROLABE Orleans, France
Oct 14 La Belle Electrique Grenoble, France
Oct 15 L'Epicerie Moderne Feyzin, France
Oct 16 La Rex Toulouse, France
Oct 18 The Dome London, United Kingdom

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