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Father Murphy

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Father Murphy Kicking Off North American Tour

Following a successful journey through Mexico, Italy's avant occult twosome Father Murphy will be bringing séances to North American stages on another run of live rituals.

The twisted duo will levy odes of oddities upon Brooklyn residents tonight at the Acheron with Theologian. From there the band will spread psychedelic soundscapes to nearly two dozen cities. Dates are as follows:

10/09/2014 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Theologian, Onirogen, Of Earth And Sun
10/12/2014 The Cabbage Path - Philadelphia, PA w/ Unguent/Bruno, Strong & Sutton, SCC
10/14/2014 Machines With Magnets - Providence, RI
10/15/2014 Neverland - Boston, MA
10/16/2014 Bennington College - Bennington, VT
10/17/2014 La Vitrola - Montreal, QC w/ Iceage, Lower, Merchandise
10/18/2014 Gabba Hey - Ottawa, ON w/ Iceage, Femminielli
10/19/2014 Horseshoe - Toronto, ON w / Iceage
10/20/2014 TBA - Cleveland, OH, TBA w/ Ssleaze, Nyodene D (DJ Set)
10/21/2014 PJ's Lager House - Detroit, MI w/ Iceage, Helm
10/22/2014 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Iceage, Helm
10/23/2014 Space Oddities - Chicago, IL w/ Doll Food
10/24/2014 The Wisco - Madison, WI w/ Oozing Wound, Running & Yakuza
10/26/2014 Emma Bistrot - Nashville, TN
10/27/2014 The Gnarlington Cemetary - Cookeville, TN w/ Sheep Bella Tine
10/28/2014 Blurry Vision Records - Decatur, AL w/ Kudzu, Marrow
10/29/2014 Eyedrum - Atlanta, GA
10/30/2014 Caledonia Loounge - Athens, GA
11/01/2014 Pilot Light - Knoxville, TN
11/02/2014 Union Arts - Washington, DC w/ Thollem McDonas
11/21/2014 Le Guess Who Festival - Utrecht, NL w/ Swans, Xiu Xiu, Carla Bozulich, Prurient, Baby Dee, Savages more

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Father Murphy Checks In From The Road

Italian avant occult duo Father Murphy has been infecting North America with eccentric hymns of decadence. Comments the terrifying twosome of the journey thus far:

"Over the last few weeks our hearts pumped and our blood run together with all of you who promoted, booked, played at and came our shows. To all of you who fed us, gave us a place to sleep and even simply shared a thought and a word with us, its been an honor and a privilege to feel part of a community. We never cared for [music] scenes, but it meant a lot to feel our heartbeats having the same tempo with some of the people around us."

The band will continue to spread cryptically evocative psychedelic soundscapes to unsuspecting souls through July and August with additional rituals throughout the States to be announced in the coming weeks.

Keep up with the band's passage via Twitter here. Currently announced upcoming dates are as follows:

7/09/2014 Live at Radio Valencia (8-10 am) - San Francisco, CA
7/11/2014 Late Friday Nights @ Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive - Berkeley, CA
7/19/2014 House Of Milk And Honey - Sacramento, CA w/ Dead Western, Featherbeard
8/01/2014 Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA, w/ Xiu Xiu, Circuit Des Yeux More...

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Father Murphy Embarking On North American Tour

Italy's Father Muprhy is currently en route to the East Coast where the band will spread eccentric and diseased hymns across North America on an epic month-long journey, with additional rituals recently added in Washington, DC, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Albany. The trek includes a live appearance on June 19th at WFMU in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The frighteningly strangulating avant occult duo, who The Wire likened to "homemade Morricone and toytown Goblin," will be touring in support of the "Pain Is On Our Side Now" EP, released via Aagoo Records earlier this year.

A concept album that centers itself on failure, "Pain Is On Our Side Now" boasts four chilling tracks of eroticism and emotional decay, which can all be heard below. See the band live on these dates: More...

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Father Murphy Announces New Tour Dates

Father Murphy is the sound of the Catholic sense of guilt; a downward spiral aiming at the bottom of the hollow, and then digging even deeper.

Spawned near Venice and boasting three albums and a plethora of EPs and limited releases, the grim duo -- Rev. Freddie Murphy (vocals, guitar) and Chiara Lee (vocals, keyboards, percussions) -- has over the years shapeshifted into one of Italy's most mysterious and enigmatic musical exports, part of the community that esteemed music critic, Simon Reynolds, dubbed the new "Italian occult psychedelia."

Evolving from twisted psychedelic pop into a far darker sonic exploration, Father Murphy manifests foreboding songs that crawl and twist and hiss like that old biblical serpent.

Next month, Father Murphy will take these abrasive hymns to North America on an epic voyage that will commence in Brooklyn, New York on May 7th and draw to a ceremonial close on June 19th in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The band will be touring in support of latest EP, "Pain Is On Our Side Now," released via Aagoo Records earlier this year. The follow-up to 2012's "Anyway, Your Children Will Deny It" was recorded by the band and mixed and produced by Greg Saunier from Deerhoof. More...

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