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Below is our complete Across Tundras news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Across Tundras will begin tracking their new full-length in November. The group will record and produce the effort with their mobile studio, Headley Grange USA. The album will feature nine tracks and will hit streets this winter via Saw Her Ghost Records.
Across Tundras will soon embark upon a month-long tour. On tour the group will be selling a five-song CDEP titled "Full Moon Blizzard." The effort will feature demos from their forthcoming album in addition to three other exclusive tracks. Here are the latest tour dates:
8/24 Denver, CO @ Bar Bar w/ Red Cloud West
8/31 Denver, CO @ Benders Tavern (Denver Fest)
9/01 Wichita, KS @ Lizard Lounge w/ Dead Commuter, Continent of Ash
9/02 Tulsa, OK @ Mooch and Burn
9/03 Springfield, MO @ 675 S. Kimborough w/ El Minotaur
9/04 Alma, AK @ Damico's Music Hall
9/05 Shreveport, LA @ Lil Joes Jackrabbit Lounge w/ Ketea
9/06 Mobile, AL @ Blind Mule w/ Pony Pants
9/07 Tampa, FL @ The Theatre w/ Consular
9/08 Gainesville, FL @ Wayward Council w/ Consular
9/09 Charleston, SC @ Cumberlands w/ Commander Cool, Alswel
9/10 Asheville, NC @ Joli Rouge w/ Serpents
9/11 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi w/ Souvenirs Young America
9/12 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Souvenirs Young America
9/13 Philadelphia (Doylestown), PA @ Siren Records w/ Birds of Maya
9/14 Brooklyn (Williamsburg), NY @ Rockstar Bar w/ Tournament
9/15 New Haven, CT @ Rudys w/ Sea of Bones
9/16 Burlington, VT @ 242 Main St w/ Trophy Scars, In Anchorage, Valkyrie
9/17 Syracuse, NY @ TBA
9/18 Parma, OH @ The Davenport
9/19 Lansing, MI @ Macs Bar
9/20 Chicago, IL @ The Note
9/21 Quad Cities, IA @ JT's Record Store w/ Meth and Goats
9/22 Omaha, NE @ TBA
Denver's Across Tundras has finished writing their second full-length, titled "Western Sky Ride." The record will clock in at 65+ plus minutes and, according to the band, "has really come a long ways since last year's 'Dark Songs of the Prairie.'
The group is currently looking for a label to release the effort, which will likely be recorded by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Minsk) at Volume Studios in Chicago.
Meanwhile, the Across Tundras will embark on a tour of the eastern United States in September. Anyone interest in booking the band should contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACROSS TUNDRAS have just announced a mini tour of select locations across the Midwest and West Coast US with Battlefields later this month. The Colorado act will hit several states with Battlefields after intoxicating several crowds in their home state of Colorado.
Across Tundras are still in support of their Crucial Blast epic "Dark Songs Of The Prairie" which Decibel described as "vast expanses of guitar crunch that owe as much to the wide open spaces of Morricone soundtrack vistas as Neurosis’ San Francisco bonfires and the mind-expanding buzz of Crazy Horse."
Here are the tour dates:
3/24/2007 Denver CO - Monkey Mania
3/29/2007 Denver CO - 15th St Tavern
4/01/2007 Pueblo CO - Sports Garden
4/02/2007 Las Cruces NM - The Bean w/ Battlefields
4/03/2007 Mesa AZ - The Space w/ Battlefields
4/04/2007 Tucson AZ - The Living Room w/ Battlefields
4/05/2007 San Diego CA - Scolari's Office w/ Battlefields
4/06/2007 Hollywood CA - The Knitting Factory w/ Battlefields
4/07/2007 San Fransisco CA - Thee Parkside w/ Battlefields
4/08/2007 Portland OR - Ground Kontrol w/ Battlefields
4/09/2007 Seattle WA - Funhouse w/ Battlefields, Abodox, The Hedonist
Across Tundras are about to embark upon a tour of the Midwest. Here are the tour dates:
11/4 Denver, CO @ Monkey Mania
11/5 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
11/9 Lincoln, NE @ Chatterbox
11/10 Sioux Falls, SD @ Dischordia Records
11/11 Fargo, ND @ Fargo VFW
11/12 Minneapolis, MN @ Nomad World Pub
11/13 Des Moines, IA @ Hairy Marys
11/15 Detroit, MI @ Heavy Friends House
11/16 Dayton, OH @ TBA
11/17 Ann Arbor, MI @ Metal Frat
11/18 Springfield, MO @ Fooseball Club
11/19 Joplin, MO @ Cesspool Castle
11/20 Tulsa, OK @ Mooch and Burn
11/21 Wichita, KS @ Electric Snake
Across Tundras and bassist Kyler Sturtz have parted ways. According to the band, "No big drama, he just could not commit to what we needed from him for the band." Sturtz will play his final show with the group on June 9th in Wichita, KS. Across Tundras has subsequently found a replacement in Adam Wheeler. States the band, "He already knows 90% of our current set, and we are excited for what he can bring to the band beyond that and into the future."
Across Tundras have completed work on their upcoming album, titled "Dark Songs Of The Prairie." The full-length clocks in at 53 minutes and features the following track listing:
1. Ramblin' In Shadows
2. If God Cuts You Down
3. Western Wind
4. The Old Sexton
5. Ode to George, Parts 1 & 2
6. Dark Flower Of the Prairie
7. Cosmic Retribution
8. Aura Lea, Maid Of Golden Hair
According to the band, "We rented a bunch of ridiculous vintage Neve gear (like the Beatles @ Abbey Road) to do the final mixdowns. The sounds and songs captured have a beautiful timeless quality like our favorite records of old, mixed with the Tundras brand of glacier melting, mind bending rock and roll. We doubt you have ever heard anything quite like this."
The effort is tentatively scheduled for an August 22nd release through Crucial Blast Records.
Across Tundras are currently recording their Crucial Blast Records debut. Tracking for the album is being done at the band's own studio, Headley Grange USA, while mastering will be handled by Scott Hull (of Pig Destroyer). The effort will consist of nine songs, including:
If God Cuts You Down
The Western Wind
Ode to George, parts 1 & 2
Dark Flower of the Prairie
Ramblin' Through Shadows
Look for the full-length, titled "Dark Songs of the Prairie," to be available this summer.
Crucial Blast is working with Denver's ACROSS TUNDRAS on their first full length, the follow up to last years Divides EP on Feeling Faint. Featuring former members of Sioux Falls, SD post-hardcore outfits Spirit Of Versailles and Examination Of The..., ACROSS TUNDRAS "creates imposing, majestic rock from massive syrupy heaviness, spacious melodies, and rustic hooks that makes us think of Neil Young and Neurosis, spacey psychedelia and massive doomy crush, super emotional and super loud, like a mysterious 70's country rock outfit thawed out and refitted with mighty amplification, sludgecore tempos, and shoegazey shimmer that effortlessly conjures images of the wide open prairies and looming mountains of the band's territory." The band will begin recording the as-yet-unnamed album at the end of February. Expect to see it a little later this year, to be supported with lots of touring from ACROSS TUNDRAS. In the meantime, you can check out the band's MySpace page for some music. You can still pick up their debut EP Divides online as well.
In other news, Crucial Blast has signed the UK's GEISHA and is preparing for a May Stateside release of "Mondo Dell'Orrore." Crucial Blast comments: "We've had our hands on the master for a little while now, so we can say with full certainty that this album FUCKING SMOKES, devouring and rebirthing the concept of "noise pop" into something frighteningly beautiful and brutally heavy. GEISHA deliver crushing blasts of impossibly catchy hyperdistorted rock baked in massive frequency overload, huge pop hooks and beautiful melodies and sinister crushing riffs slathered in filthy throbbing feedback and white noise holocaust, like Isn't Anything-era MY BLOODY VALENTINE and UNSANE and DINOSAUR JR. gone sludgy and metallic, jamming with a small army of pedal-smashing harsh noise artists, playing awesomely catchy and heavy pop songs buried beneath a thick fog of skree and fuzz." The album will be released through Crucial Blast for North America in May 2006, and the UK/European release will be through Super Fi/Blood Red Sounds. You can check out the band's MySpace page for some songs from Mondo as well as their older EPs.