EVEREST REACHES NEW HEIGHTS: QUINTET PERSONALLY INVITED
TO JOIN NEIL YOUNG ON FALL TOUR, ALONG WITH WILCO AND DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
It's not every day a young band gets invited to join a legend on stage, for what's shaping up to be a most anticipated tour. Los Angeles-based quintet Everest had that very experience when Neil Young asked them to support his national tour, joining Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie, East Coast and West Coast, respectively.
This collective of talented musicians is no stranger to touring, having just returned from a European jaunt with My Morning Jacket, in addition to each individual's resume, ranging from stints in The Watson Twins to Sebadoh. As the Los Angeles Times pointed out, the band members "sport resumes longer than the intro to 'Cortez The Killer.'"
Everest's debut album, Ghost Notes (Vapor Records), is sonically reminiscent of the classic vintage equipment used to capture it. Recorded at Elliott Smith's former studio, New Monkey Studio, one can't help wonder if the album title reflects more than just a name.
Their California sun-soaked pop songs mesh into rocking proggy jams or spacey ballads, propelled by the unmistakable Hammond, slide guitars and Russell Pollard's gentle vocals. The beautifully produced (Mike Terry) tracks emit a certain sense of vinyl-era aesthetic, yet balance with a modern-day vibe, drawing from their influences yet never veering from their own unique pedigree.
EVEREST WITH NEIL YOUNG, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
10/14/08 Tue Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN
10/16/08 Thu MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB
10/18/08 Sat Brandt Centre Regina, SK
10/19/08 Sun Pengrowth Saddledome Calgary, AB
10/21/08 Tue Comcast Arena Everett, WA
10/22/08 Wed General Motors Place Vancouver, BC
10/25/08 Sat Hotel Utah Saloon San Francisco, CA (Everest only)
10/29/08 Wed San Diego State University - Cox Arena San Diego, CA
10/30/08 Thu The Forum Inglewood, CA
11/01/08 Sat Reno Events Center Reno, NV
11/04/08 Tue Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
11/05/08 Wed Qwest Center Omaha, NE
EVEREST WITH NEIL YOUNG, WILCO
11/29/08 Sat Halifax Metro Centre Halifax, NS
12/01/08 Mon Bell Centre Montreal, QC
12/02/08 Tue Scotiabank Place Kanata, ON
12/04/08 Thu Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
12/05/08 Fri Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
12/07/08 Sun The Palace Auburn Hills, MI
12/09/08 Tue Allstate Arena Chicago, IL *
12/12/08 Fri Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA
12/13/08 Sat DCU Center Worcester, MA
12/15/08 Mon Madison Square Garden New York, NY
12/16/08 Tue Madison Square Garden New York, NY
* No Wilco