Tuesday, February 27, 2007

BIRDS OF AVALON Announce New Album on Volcom * US Tour w/ Fucking Champs!

Announce New Album "Bazaar, Bazaar" out May 22nd on Volcom * US Tour w/ Fucking Champs, Red Fang, and more!

“Led by a pair of guitarists who seem, by sheer force, to be powering their amplifiers rather than the other way around, Birds of Avalon make thunderous, precise rock with enough proggy smarts to keep you on your toes.” Steve Haruch for the Nashville Scene

"North Carolina's Birds of Avalon mine from decades-past ghosts. Psyche, arena, glam—it's all in there. But Birds of Avalon expertly traverse all this information, picking up what they like and adding it to a sound that's simultaneously familiar and new." The Portland Mercury

After a 7-year stint in a prison van with the double drum, frenetic rock n’ roll assault known as The Cherry Valence, guitarists Cheetie Kumar and Paul Siler, felt a growing desire to move on. In a final whirlwind year that saw The Cherry Valence touring Europe multiple times, the couple, Kumar and Siler, got married and made the difficult decision to divorce their band.

Returning home hitched and band-less, they began late night clandestine meetings with neighbor and local crooner Craig Tilley (The Weather), where they hatched a plan to form Birds of Avalon and laid the foundation for what was to become the first batch of Birds Of Avalon songs. Still needing to round out their line up they snared their favorite area drummer Scott Nurkin (Dynamite Brothers) and soon added multi-instrumentalist and fanatical 4 tracker, David Mueller on bass.

With the release of their debut full length, Bazaar, Bazaar, Birds Of Avalon have developed a unique psychedelic meets progressive sound that yields feelings that transcend the conventions of both. Skillfully channeling elements of a time in Rock since past, while maintaining their place in the lineage of North Carolinian independent rock heritage. Easily traversing an area between raw blues rock and atmospheric pysch-pop. Birds Of Avalon “can tear it up in a three-minute barn-burner or lure you into an extended psychedelic journey, wandering schizophrenically like a Brian May guitar solo,” so says Jens Lekman of Cincinnati City Beat.

Bazaar, Bazaar is set for release on May 22nd on Volcom Entertainment and was recorded and produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Let’s Active, Wilco), Greg Elkins and Brian Quast.

Watch Birds of Avalon shred HERE

Sat, Mar 10, 2007 Village Tavern, Mt Pleasants SC
Sun, March 11, 2007 EARL, Atlanta GA
Mon, March 12, 2007 One eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Tue, March 13, 2007 Proletariat, Houston, TX

SXSW (Austin, TX)
Thu March 15th @ Jackalope (Volcom Ent party) - 2pm
Thu March 15th @ Habana Café (Leafy Green Showcase) - 12am
Fri March 16th @ Trophy’s (Whoopsy Magazine Party) - 6pm
Sat March 17th @ Lovejoy’s – 4pm
Sat March 17th @ Creekside Lounge
(Solid PR party w/ Daughters, Clockcleaner, Oxbow, Totimoshi, Ad Astra Per Aspera, and more) - 7:50pm

Tue, Mar 20, 2007 The Scene Bar Glendale CA
Wed, Mar 21, 2007 VIPER ROOM Hollywood, CA
Thu, Mar 22, 2007 Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA
Fri, Mar 23, 2007 Spaceland Los Angeles CA
Sat, Mar 24, 2007 Hemlock Tavern San Francisco CA
Sun, Mar 25, 2007 Knockout San Francisco CA
Mon, Mar 26, 2007 Satellite Lounge Reno NV
Tue, Mar 27, 2007 Monks House of Jazz Salt Lake City UT
Wed, Mar 28, 2007 Larimer Lounge Denver CO
Thu, Mar 29, 2007 Replay Lounge Lawrence, KS
Fri, Mar 30, 2007 Creepy Crawl St Louis MO
Sat, Mar 31, 2007 Keswick Democratic Club Louisville KY

w/The Fucking Champs, and Red Fang
Thu 5/24/07 E.A.R.L. Atlanta GA
Fri 5/25/07 BottleTree Birmingham AL
Sat 5/26/07 Hi Tone Memphis TN
Sun 5/27/07 Duck Room St Louis MO
Mon 5/28/07 The Picador Iowa City IO
Tue 5/29/07 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Wed 5/30/07 Magic Stick Detroit MI
Thu 5/31/07 Sneeky Dees Toronto ON
Fri 6/1/07 La Sala Rossa Montreal Qc
Sat 6/2/07 Wallingford American Legion Hall Wallingford CT
Sun 6/3/07 Great Scotts Allston MA
Mon 6/4/07 Mercury Lounge New York NY
Tue 6/5/07 Europa Brooklyn NY
Wed 6/6/07 Otto Bar Baltimore MD
Thu 6/7/07 Johnny Brendas Philadelphia PA
Fri 6/8/07 Satellite Ballroom Charlottesville VA
Sat 6/9/07 King’s Tavern Raleigh NC

"Bazaar, Bazaar" Tracklist:
1. Bicentennial Baby
2. Horse Called Dust
3. Instant Coma
4. Set You Free
5. Wanderlust
6. Taking Trains
7. Superpower
8. Where's My Jetpack
9. Turn Gold
10. Think
11. Lost Pages From the Robot Repair Manual

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