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Zaum has announced the dates for a Spring tour of Europe & Canada with German bands Earthship (ex-The Ocean) and Jealousy Mountain Duo, respectively.
All dates are available below. Zaum was also recently nominated for the East Coast Music Awards "Loud Recording of the Year" for the “Oracles” album released via Swedish label I Hate.
“We’re very much anticipating crossing this beautiful country for the first time as Zaum, particularly with our German brothers in Jealousy Mountain Duo. We’ll have actually toured Europe twice before trekking across our own country, which is a bit of an oddity," commented front man Kyle McDonald.
He continues, "Our partial intention with this tour is to hopefully open people’s minds a little and maybe break them out of their typical genre borders regardless of who they’re out to see. We love playing on diverse bills so we’re looking forward to playing with so many different incredible bands Canada has to offer – the majority of which don’t get national press or coverage whatsoever. It’s such an amazing thing to discover the killer independent bands in every random city or town. It’s kind of a mind opening reality that there is so much great music out there, 99.9% of which no one will be privy to.” More...
Zaum has announced the dates for Canadian and European tours in support of new album "Oracles," which is due out June 13th, 2014 on Swedish label I Hate.
The band will join forces with Halifax atmospheric post-rock band Kuato for a dual album release tour throughout Eastern & Atlantic Canada this August, and later this Fall will trek to Europe for an extensive 31 date tour throughout September-October.
"The heart of Zaum lies in the old middle-east while the message via the mind (mantra) is translated into a droned doom space." commented frontman Kyle McDonald, "We’re very much on our own trip and not trying to fit in with any pre-ventured path or formula of any kind. We hope to induce a deeper state of thought."
Canadian tour dates:
June 13 - Pictou, NS @ Trenton Youth Center
June 14 - Sydney, NS @ Fox Den
June 20 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Fishbones ^
June 21 - Saint John, NB @ Pub Down Under ^
July 5 - Halifax, NS @ Bus Stop Theatre
Aug 2 - Quebec City, QC @ Salle Unisson *
Aug 4 - Kingston, ON @ The Artel *
Aug 5 - Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge *
Aug 6 - Kitchener, ON @ The Outpost *
Aug 7 - Toronto, ON @ The Boat *
Aug 8 - Ottawa, ON @ House of TARG *
Aug 9 - Montreal, QC @ Drones *
Aug 15 - Moncton, NB @ Esquire Tavern *
Aug 16 - Charlottetown, PEI @ TBA
Aug 22 - Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse *
Aug 23 - Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex *
* indicates with Kuato
^ indicates dates with Bison B.C. More...
Zaum is pleased to announce the band will be releasing debut album "Oracles" this May on Swedish based record label I Hate.
The band has released a teaser from thei upcoming, 4-song, 50 minute debut album. Check it out below. Front man Kyle McDonald comments:
"Throughout the years I’ve written for and toured in several bands, but now finally have one creative outlet exclusive to my artistic endeavors. With our debut album Oracles, we’ve crafted a piece a work which is intended to be listened to as a whole; with a deeper spirit present in the medium beyond the borders defined by the music itself. Both Chris Lewis and I have been lifelong fans of incredibly heavy and slow music in particular. This reality coupled with my obsession of authentic old world music – specifically Asian based – we certainly wear our influences openly on our sleeves."
The band has also revealed the following upcoming tour dates:
Mar 20 - Fredericton, NB @ Gallery Connexion
Mar 21 - Quebec City, QC @ Salle Unison
Mar 22 - Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
Mar 23 - Ottawa, ON @ TBA
Mar 26 - Windsor, ON @ The Dominion House
Mar 27 - Barrie, ON @ Clarkson Pub
Mar 28 - Sudbury, ON @ Millard's
Mar 29 - Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
Mar 30 - London, ON @ Hideaway Records & Bar
Apr 11 - St. John's, NF @ Distortions
Apr 12 - St. John's, NF @ Distortions
Apr 24 - Charlottetown, PEI @ TBA
Apr 25 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub
Apr 26 - Moncton, NB @ The Caveau More...