This should be fairly great - I'm promoting the London show with Miles of Smiles, which is part of the reason for me posting this.
To celebrate the release of their first collaborative album 'Brokebox Juke' on NO-FI in February, Alan Courtis and Aaron Moore fly in from their respective Buenos Aires and Brooklyn bases for a small series of UK live shows.
Aaron Moore is best known as part of Volcano The Bear, described by The Wire as "producing some of the finest, wildest British music of the last 10 years on record and on stage”, and revered for their peerless releases on labels such as Beta-Lactam Ring and Nurse With Wound's United Dairies. He's also one third of Amolvacy (along with Dave Nuss of No Neck Blues Band), and the Paris-based Textile Orchestra.
Alan Courtis was of course an integral part of the infamous Reynols, and has been involved in countless collaborations with names such as Pauline Oliveros, Kawabata Makoto, Campbell Kneale, Lasse Marhaug, Dylan Nyoukis and, of course, our own Culver.
The luscious, mountainous results of their production-by-correspondence will be furnished for you in fittingly expansive gatefold vinyl, and you can expect their live performances to be just as elaborate and all-consuming. You'd never guess that the album was recorded by correspondence, as the sound of a full multi-faceted band in a warm room rises from the vinyl. Alan and Aaron throw down delicious rhythmic textures, mariachi-tinged improv, brooding desert psych and more. In beautiful gatefold sleeve with photos by Moore. Release date 2.3.09
LONDON - The Miller, 96 Snowsfield Rd, London Bridge, SE1 3SS
(w/THE REBEL & THE HUNTER GRACCHUS)
BRIGHTON - The Hope, 11-12 Queens Rd
LEEDS - Holy Triity Church, Boar Lane
plus Ashtray Navigations 8.30pm £tbc
MANCHESTER - Bernie's Garage, 76 Demesne Rd, Whalley Range, M16 8PJ
7pm £5 donation
NEWCASTLE - Culture Lab, Newcastle University, Kings walk, NE1 7RU
7.30pm FREE ENTRY!
GLASGOW - The Flying Duck, 142 Renfield St, G2 3AU
EDINBURGH - The Canon's Gait, Canongate, EH8 8DQ