WEST COAST EXPLORERS PAIR WITH EAST COAST KINDRED SPIRITS
S.F.'s Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound and Brooklyn's Weird Owl have mapped out a short West Coast tour for early July. Assemble Head's new album, When Sweet Sleep Returned, was released April 7 on always-fab Tee Pee Records.
Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound |
San Francisco's Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound is a soundtrack for strange days and futures bright and bleak. But there is also a crooked thread that runs backward through every Assemble Head record, the celestial trajectories of The Notorious Byrd Brothers and circa '70 Floyd; the dusty canyon stomps of Crazy Horse, slashing action pop of the savage young Who, Italian bastardizations of Lalo Schifrin cop movie scores, and the scuzz-bomb shrapnel of latter-day garage mongers like Mudhoney and Monoshock.
The band's third LP, When Sweet Sleep Returned, is propelled to some extent by that same glorious distillate. But it also finds the group speaking their own twisted tongue more assuredly than ever - marrying hazy Saturday moods, interstellar sonics and wrecking-ball swing to song and harmony in poems for California, lovers, ghosts, the stars and a world gone stark raving mad. For When Sweet Sleep Returned , Assemble Head re-united with engineering mastermind Tim Green, who manned the controls for masterpieces from Howlin Rain, Comets on Fire, Six Organs of Admittance and Earthless, as well as Assemble Head's 2007 release Ekranoplan.
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound/Weird Owl Tour Dates
6/19 - The Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA*
6/20 - Lounge Underground - Monterey, CA**
7/06 - Comet Tavern - Seattle, WA
7/07 - The East End - Portland, OR
7/08 - The Stillwater - Ashland, OR
7/09 - The Hemlock - San Francisco, CA
7/10 - The Crepe Place - Santa Cruz, CA
* w/ Sleepy Sun & Spindrift
** w/ Spindrift