These Are Powers have spent the summer in Chicago, writing and recording a new LP. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on this early 2009 release, which was recorded by Butchy Fuego at Top Cat Studio. Although the release is not quite complete, you can have a chance to hear some of it performed live when These Are Powers kick off a North American tour this week. This is a sneak preview worth seeking out.
These Are Powers will also be visiting Europe and the UK later this fall. Those dates to be announced very soon.
THESE ARE POWERS, the Brooklyn/Chicago based trio of future primitives have announced plans for a United States tour. The dates include select performances with Abe Vigoda, Bird Names and US Girls, and begin February 25 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, wrapping up on March 27 in Richmond, Virginia. Touring in support of All Aboard Future, These Are Powers live shows are legit face melters – subsonic bass rumbles, club beats and Betty Davis-like vocal swagger – are not for the wary and should not be missed. Music for tomorrow’s peace movement never sounded so brilliantly chaotic.
All Aboard Future is now available for pre-order from Dead Oceans on CD and LP. The vinyl is 180 grams, housed in a gatefold sleeve and includes a coupon to download the songs as MP3s. We would also like to extend an apology to Sarah Wilmer, whose gorgeous photograph was not credited on the LP.
Pre-order All Aboard Future HERE.
See There Are Powers tours dates HERE.
As the release of THESE ARE POWERS’ debut for Dead Oceans All Aboard Future draws near, the good people at The Tripwire have dropped a remix of album cut “Easy Answers” by minimalist trance master Butchy Fuego. Get it right HERE.
Quoth Tripwire regarding Butchy’s edit: “At the forefront — as is the case in their “normal” recordings — are Barie’s vocals. Her sharp staccato annunciation and Ponytail-esque delivery is the attention grabber, but here it’s backed by a softer, almost muted accompaniment of remixed bass and percussion. Cut up with synths, hand claps and overdubs, it’s a more inviting tone for the usually much noisier music collective. Or to appropriate their words again, they are hymns piggybacking on noise collages, club beats and ragas.”
Meanwhile, These Are Powers has lined up a slew of New York shows over the next month, playing some of the city’s coolest venues and art spaces. Check the dates below:
01/23/09 Brooklyn, NY – Bell House w/ Ponytail
01/30/09 Brooklyn, NY – Danbro Studios – Brooklyn Vs. Baltimore Battle w/ Dan Deacon, USAISAMONSTER, Thank You
02/06/09 New York, NY – 92Y Tribeca w/ Bird Names
02/13/09 Brooklyn, NY – Monster Island – Art Show with Album Art
02/16/09 New York, NY – Other Music
02/20/09 New York, NY – Less Artists More Condos
We are excited to announce the first mp3 from All Aboard Future, the new album from These Are Powers, coming February 17, 2009. “Life of Birds” provides a perfect taste of the new directions These Are Powers explore on their forthcoming LP. Read what Pitchfork had to say about the song at the link below.
The Windish Agency
ph: (773) 489-3500
JULIE TIPPEX BOOKING
Bonniol-Riep, Schlesische Str. 38, VH 2.OG, 10997 Berlin, Germany
Mob 49 (0) 151 2126 1108
Skype 49 (0) 30 7153 5528
Fax 33 (0) 1 78 72 91 29
& please subscribe to our RSS Feed