Monday, July 23, 2007

MUSIC: The Counterlife

One of my favorite releases a couple years back was by a band out of Arkansas called Kings of New England, which sadly disbanded after the recording of the excellent On The Cusp. (You can still get a copy of that album though Robot Lake Records, and I suggest you do just that.) However, members of KONE have now formed a new band called The Counterlife and have just dropped a new EP titled Sing Song Sung, again on Robot Lake. Here are a couple tracks off the new release.

::: The Counterlife - Transubstantiation
::: The Counterlife - Away Out Is The Way In

In addition to the EP, they're embarking on an ambitious US tour. Here are the dates, I highly suggest catching a show if they're in your area.

Aug 2 - Odessa, Texas (Einstein's Revenge)
Aug 4 - Tucson, Arizona (Haus of Music and Art)
Aug 5 - Long Beach, California (The Que Sera)
Aug 7 - Pasadena, California (Old Towne Pub)
Aug 8 - Santa Barbara (Josh's House)
Aug 10 - Santa Barbara (TBA)
Aug 11/14 - Bay Area (TBA)
Aug 16 - Olympia, WA (Le Voyeur)
Aug 17 - Seattle, WA (TBA)
Aug 20 - Salt Lake City, UT (Anna's House Party)
Aug 21 - Salt Lake City, UT (Monk's)
Aug 24 - Ottumwa, IO (The Casbah)
Aug 27 - Des Moines, IO (Vaudeville Mews)
Aug 28 - Columbia, MO (The No Coast)
Aug 29 - Kansas City, MO (The Record Bar)
Aug 30 - St. Louis, MO (Lemp Arts Center)
Aug 31 - Springfield, MP (TBA)
Sep 8 - Tulsa, OK (Under The Mooch)

Keep an eye out on their myspace page for more dates and show details. You can order a copy of the EP by messaging the band (info here).

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