End-dances is the new album by Pillars and Tongues. The album will release on September 17th through Empty Cellar Records.
Recorded by Theo Karon, End-dances leaps forward in the direction implied by the last full-length, The Pass and Crossings, and the recent cassette, If Travel is Asked of Me. Long-form compositions are coerced into considered and patiently constructed songs, resulting in their most pop-oriented work to date. But in that, the work allies with the darker, stranger side of the pop realm, evoking the drama and atmosphere of Dead Can Dance, and the art-prog experimentation of Peter Gabriel’s 4. The characteristic harmonium and violin blend with enveloping synths, undulating loops and gated rhythms of hazy origin.
Watch the band perform “Dog” below.
3. Bell + Rein
4. Points of Light
Pillars and Tongues Tour Dates:
Sep 20 – – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Cultural Center
Sep 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Andy Warhol Museum *
Sep 26 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel *
Oct 1- Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall *
Oct 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
Oct 4 – Boston, MA – Museum Of Fine Arts *
Oct 5 – Purchase, NY – The Stood *
Oct 6 – Washington, DC – DC9 *
Oct 7 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter *
Oct 8 – Athens, GA – Normaltown Hall *
Oct 10 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlies *
Oct 11 – Indianapolis, IN – White Rabbit Caberet *
Oct 12 – Chicago, IL – The Burlington
* w/ Angel Olsen