Denver, see y’all this summer!
Heading out west in December 2016 and hooking up with Beastmaker and R.I.P. for some dates :::
12.01 – Dallas, TX @ Doublewide
12.02 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Blue Note
12.03 – Denver, CO @ Decemburger Fest at Hi-Dive
12.04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
12.05 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick*
12.06 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite*
12.07 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill+
12.08 – Grants Pass, OR @ G Street+
12.09 – Seattle, WA @ Fun House+
12.10 – Portland, OR @ Kenton Club+
12.11 – Nevada City, CA @ Cooper’s*
12.12 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55*
+w/Beastmaker & R.I.P.
In 2014, Austin trio The Well offered up Samsara (review here), their first full-length, on RidingEasy Records. The album wasn’t a revelation in style from what they’d accomplished on their 2012 single, Seven (review here), or the subsequent First Trip EP, but it was a definitive step forward and, to my ears, represented a key piece in the arrival of a new league of US bands ready to take up the mantle of heavy rock.
With the follow-up, Pagan Science (also on RidingEasy), guitarist/vocalist Ian Graham, bassist/vocalist Lisa Alley and drummer Jason Sullivan confirm that supposition. They’ve put in no shortage of road time in the interim, and that would seem to have affected the songwriting in making their material tighter, with shorter, crisply executed songs that manage to fit four more tracks in and still only be five minutes longer than the preceding outing at a vinyl-able 44 minutes.
Not only that, but the arrangements of Alley and Graham‘s vocals, as heard on songs like “I Don’t Believe” and the closing Crosby, Stills and Nash cover “Guinnevere,” as well as the flow between tracks particularly earlier in the proceedings, how “Skybound” picks up from the curiously but rightly placed second-track interlude “Forecast” and leads directly into “A Pilgrimage”‘s tales of gypsy woes all speak to the growth the three-piece have actively undertaken over the last two years, and it makes Pagan Science an expansion of reach even as it seems to have tightened the reins on some of the loose, jammy feel of the first LP.
Watch from preorder on www.ridingeasyrecs.com coming sooooooon
Upcoming Shows :::
9.28 – Columbus, OH at Carabar
9.30 Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus Bar *
10.2 Philadelphia, PA at Ortlieb’s Lounge *
10.3 Pittsburg, PA at The Smiling Moose *
10.4 Chicago, IL at Double Door *
10.6 Louisville, KY at Haymarket Whiskey Bar *
10.7 Memphis, TN at Hi Tone *
10.8 Austin, TX at The Lost Well +
10.21 Austin, TX at Sidewinder #
* – w/ KADAVAR
+ – w/ Ruby the Hatchet, Mothership, Fogg
# – w/ Acid King
Photo by Rob Hilker
WEST COAST TOUR!
Stoked to announce we’ll be hitting the road with the stellar All Them Witches for a fall west coast tour next month. Where can we look forward to seeing you?
Specific dates and details below:
FRI 10/31 // Red 7 // Austin, TX w/ Orchid, Scorpion Child, Bellringer
SAT 11/01 // TBD // El Paso, TX ***
SUN 11/02 // TBD // Phoenix, AZ ***
TUE 11/04 // Hemlock // San Fransisco, CA +
WED 11/05 // Eli’s Mile High Club // Oakland, CA w/ Slow Season
THU 11/06 // Cozmic // Eugene, OR +
FRI 11/07 // Bunk Bar // Portland, OR +
SAT 11/08 // Sunset Tavern // Seattle, WA +
SUN 11/09 // Crazy Horse // Boise, ID w/TBD
TUE 11/11 // The Shred Shed // Salt Lake City, UT +
WED 11/12 // Lost Lake // Denver, CO +
THU 11/13 // TBD // Omaha, NE ***
FRI 11/14 // Czar Bar // Kansas City, MO +
SAT 11/15 // The Demo // St. Louis, MO +
SUN 11/16 // TBD // Oklahoma City, OK ***
MON 11/17 // The Silver Dollar // Texarkana, AR*
TUE 11/18 // Three Links // Dallas, TX*
+ with All Them Witches
* confirmed headlining dates
*** in the works – bands/venues/promoters hit us up!