ON FILLMORE’S Extended Vacation is now available for pre-order from the Dead Oceans Mailorder Catalog. Once dubbed “the rhythm section’s revenge” by Jim O’Rourke, On Fillmore is back with their most elaborate work, Extended Vacation. The duo is formed by bassist Darin Gray and percussionist Glenn Kotche, who were originally hand-picked by O’Rourke as the rhythm section for his album Eureka (Drag City, 1999) and joined him on several tours and his next two albums. It was in 2000 during a gig at Scott Walker’s Meltdown Festival in London while touring with O’Rourke that On Fillmore was conceptualized. Nearly a decade later, the band is stretching the very definition of the term “rhythm section.”
Extended Vacation will be out on Dead Oceans November 3, but you can pre-order the album HERE.
We at Dead Oceans have been something close to wine-drunk on the warm, alluring compositions of On Fillmore for some time now, fully under the spell of this all-too-rare pairing of musical soulmates. Now, we’re thrilled to announce that On Fillmore has partnered with Dead Oceans to release, Extended Vacation, its next beautiful foray into the unknown.
For nearly a decade, On Fillmore has been exploring and stretching the very definition of the term “rhythm section.” An inspired collaboration between two world-class musicians — bassist Darin Gray and percussionist/composer Glenn Kotche — that was once dubbed “the rhythm section’s revenge” by Jim O’Rourke, On Fillmore has returned with its most elaborate work, Extended Vacation. The album is a post-modern noir-film soundtrack that takes place somewhere where jungle meets sea, where dream meets memory. And Dead Oceans is proud to release Extended Vacation on Nov. 3 (Nov. 2 in the UK).
Kotche and Gray both have long and impressive musical resumes — Gray has worked as a member of experimental bands like Brise-Glace and Dazzling Killmen, and more recently as a solo artist and in collaborations with Loren Mazzacane Connors and Chris Corsano; Kotche is a respected composer/percussionist and member of Wilco who has released three solo albums, his most recent, Mobile, on Nonesuch, and composed for such luminary groups as Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can All-Stars and Eighth Blackbird.
And be on the lookout for more On Fillmore updates.