As we near the release of Mt St Helens Vietnam Band’s new album Where The Messengers Meet on Tuesday, things are heating up. Besides their free CD release show in Seattle at the Space Needle Mural on August 27, MSHVB will be touring with David Bazan on five dates in September. Where The Messengers Meet is also currently the front-runner in Magnet Magazine’s poll of “Most Anticipated Releases” next week. Lets keep them in the lead! You can go and vote for them RIGHT HERE. Check out the tour dates below and stay tuned for more dates this fall and other MSHVB news shortly!
Mt St Helens Vietnam Band On Tour:
08/27 Seattle, WA- Space Needle Mural- Free CD Release show sponsored by KEXP
09/10 Boise, ID- Nuerolux w/ David Bazan
09/11 Salt Lake City, UT- Urban Lounge w/ David Bazan
09/12 Denver, CO- Larimer Lounge w/ David Bazan
09/14 Omaha, NE- The Waiting Room w/ David Bazan
09/15 Columbia, MO- Mojo’s w/ David Bazan
09/16 Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle
We’re just weeks away from the release of Where The Messengers Meet the new album from Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band on August 3, but you can pre-order your own copy right now and receive a instant download code. Not only that, the first fifty people to pre-order the record will receive a lyrics book handmade by the band. You can pre-order the album right HERE. We also are proud to share “Hurrah” the new single from Where The Messengers Meet. Check it out HERE.
Check out photos of the lyrics booklet after the jump.
Dead Oceans is proud to announce the forthcoming release of Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band’s sophomore album Where The Messengers Meet on August 3. While it has only been 18 months since Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band’s self-titled debut, they have traveled what feels like thousands of miles.
The blistering collection of songs found on FROG EYES’ forthcoming Dead Oceans debut, Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph, practically beg to be heard in a live setting, where Carey Mercer and bandmates perfectly reenact their many fiery moods and tensions on stage. Anyone who has witnessed the electric fury of a Frog Eyes live show knows the tumult that awaits them. Frog Eyes will be bringing their live cacophony to clubs throughout North America this May and June. Mark your calendars.
Paul’s Tomb was recorded almost entirely live to tape, with the guitars stabbing and shimmering, and Mercer coming on strong, like a crazed, guttural Van Morrison, playing with cadence and syllables at every turn. It’s heavy, raw, literate, otherworldy and in the end, utterly compelling. The more you give of yourself to Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph, the more you get lost in its gnarled world.
In a Spinner interview, Mercer called Paul’s Tomb “luminal,” when describing the out-of-time sound the band hoped to capture: “‘I don’t know if we ever verbalized it, but what we wanted to do was make a record that was neither yesteryear nor that super-hip Brooklyn sound,’ the singer-guitarist tells Spinner. ‘I’ve always been attracted to the idea of liminal space and this record fits with it; sonically it’s hard to pin down what era it’s from.'”
True enough, and what Mercer does not say can be read between the lines. Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph is a timeless victory.
For further proof of this achievement, the band is happy to share with you another magnificent cut from Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph, “Lear in Love.” Download it HERE.
Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph will be released on April 27th (26th in the UK). Over the course of the North American blitzkrieg, Frog Eyes will be joined by contemporaries like Plants and Animals, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Pearly Gate Music and Beach Fossils. See the full list of dates HERE.